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Jun
25

Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

This recipe is a favourite in our family and beets are certainly not on our list of favourite vegetables! The sweet and salty of the beets and feta compliment each other well. Beets are a good source of potassium, fibre, and folate. The red pigment is a nitrogen-containing form of anthocyanin, which is an antioxidant that falls under the category of flavonoids. In plain terms, beets are a good source of antioxidants and nutrients that may improve blood flow and blood pressure. Quinoa is a gluten free seed (we consider it a whole grain) that is rich in fibre, protein, and iron. Add some grilled chicken or tempeh on the side and you have a complete meal! Pre-heat oven to 375 F Ingredients: 2 large beets, peeled and quartered 2 cups cooked...
Jun
14

Making Vegetable Stock

Reduce waste, save money, optimize nutrition - make your own stock! In my household, one-pot meals are quick and easy for us, hence, we go through a lot of soup stock. Recently, I've been concerned with the ingredients that go into soup bases: monosodium glutamate (MSG), artificial flavours, palm oil, corn maltodextrin, etc., not to mention the sodium - yikes - as high as 40% DV (keep in mind 15% is a lot) per 1/2 cube! Sean and I have both made the effort to save our vegetable scraps, the leftover stuff we tend to throw out when cooking with whole vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, celery and carrot ends, onion and carrot peels, wilted kale or spinach, shrivelled mushrooms, etc. We have a large bag in our freezer and add to it every time...
Jun
14

My Homemade Borscht

Although there are many variations of borscht (not to mention different ways to spell it), I do not follow a specific culture of borscht making. My great grandma Halwas was from Poland, and I remember my grandma making variations of beet and cabbage soup. However, this recipe is by no means a family secret. This is my own version that I truly prefer. Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive or camelina oil 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 1 yellow onion, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 4 beets, boiled, skin removed and diced 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 3 cups cabbage, shredded in food processor 1 tbsp parsley, dried  4 tbsp lemon juice 1 ½ cups fresh dill, chopped (A MUST)  6-8 cups vegetable broth (homemade broth see recipe...

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