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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Cold Lemongrass Noodle Salad

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

I accidentally got pad thai noodles when I was trying to buy rice noodles, so I decided to make something with them, and oh boy, was it a tasty success!

I'm a wuss when it comes to spice, so you'll have to adjust if you want more or less heat in this, but there are so many flavours in this Thai-inspired dish, you might not even want it!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

This is vegan and is filled with great veggies, but feel free to add more - Or maybe something sweet? Play around with it, and make sure you have leftovers as this dish was even better after sitting overnight!

 

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Tasty Thursday: Recipe - Beets, Tomato, Mozzarella Salad

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

End of the heirloom tomatoes and fresh beets (esp the colourful ones) season, but you can still find them at farmers markets and some specialty stores.

This is a great cold salad, that you can serve along side a meal, at a dinner party, next to a pizza, or just have for lunch!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Make sure to find nice, FRESH, mozzarella - it's usually in the deli section at the grocery store. Or seek out some vegan cheese - specifically some nut cheese, maybe a nice goat cheese crumble. Do what suits you best, but this recipe is chock full of goodness.
Oh! And if/when you can find golden beets, you can switch the whole thing up and use red tomatoes or heirlooms. 

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Chilled Beet Salad

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

The warmer it gets the colder I like my salads, and sometimes lettuce doesn't cut it.

This beet salad is refreshing, easy to make and super colourful! Make a large version of this by doubling or tripling the recipe and it'd be great for a bbq side salad!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Swap the goat cheese for vegan goat cheese or just skip in general, the flavours in the salad alone are amazing.

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Fiddlehead Pesto Pasta

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

I made it my mission to find some fiddleheads before they went out of season so that you too could make these recipes! They're both vegan, super tasty, and the pasta is excellent both hot and cold, so you should make a batch for dinner and leftovers for lunch!

 

I'm going to take you through how to make the pesto, and then a recipe for the pasta. 

 

NOTE: *** YOU MUST COOK THE FIDDLEHEADS BEFORE YOU EAT THEM! Do not eat them raw. ***

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

A lot of the recipes I looked at for inspiration had cheese in the ingredients, but nutritional yeast the the job well! If you want to make some vegan parm, this is a great recipe for that.

Also, for the pasta, go for enriched, or whole wheat to make it healthier!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - *Fresh Prep's: Naan Flatbread Pizza w/ Pesto Ricotta, Tomatoes, w/ Spinach Walnut Salad

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

We've partnered with Vancouver company Fresh Prep for last week and this one to bring you today's Tasty Tuesday recipe.

How does Fresh Prep work, you might ask? - You just create an account and tell them your taste (meat, veg, fish, gluten or dairy free etc) and delivery preferences when you sign up. Then every week, they deliver you prepped and portioned ingredients for however many meals you’d like along with easy to follow recipe cards for you to cook meals in under 30mins!

I lean towards fish and veggie dishes (if you couldn't already tell via the weekly recipes), so last week I chose a Miso Glazed Salmon dish, and this week I'm featuring a Naan Flatbread with Salad! Check out my photos of the process below and the recipe itself!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Pasta Fazool


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Here's the thing, I know it's called Pasta e fagioli, but I like saying Pasta Fazool so much more.

This dish is hearty, full of veggies and beans, and tiny tiny pasta pieces. The snow might be gone, but the weather is still chilly, and if you need a solid dinner after a hard days work and workout, then this is for you. It's SUPER easy, and very simple, and I had almost everything in my house already.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

There are a ton of different variations on this recipe, but you can switch up a lot of stuff. Add in some sausage for some protein, change up the beans if you have something different on hand, add in carrots for some more veg. Sprinkle some nutritional yeast on top (instead of parmesan, which is the usual topping).



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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Grilled Margherita Pizza


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

I got a brand new bbq recently so I could spend even more quality time on my patio, and really wanted to try and make a pizza on it. I looked up a few different recipes and got some tips, but sorted most of it out on my own. The result? Excellent, easy and so fresh!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

All of my toppings came from the farmers market, including these awesome heirloom tomatoes. They made the dish even more colourful and each tomato had it's own unique flavour. The mozzarella was a good mozza made from all Canadian milk (avoid anything that says "milk based products" in the ingredients). You can even make the dough at home like I did, and control exactly what goes into it (and use whole wheat flour or gluten free flour if you want)! And obviously sub in some vegan cheese to make it dairy-free (and vegan of course).

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Tasty Thursday: Recipe - Beets, Tomato, Mozzarella Salad


It's "Tasty Thursday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Busy week, and sorry for the delay, but hello from Ontario! I'm here for the next two weeks, but am not going to neglect some healthy eating!

Summer is being wonky, weather wise, out here, but the produce is coming in still. So I thought this colourful salad was the way to go. There is a restaurant in Toronto that does this salad (and wonderful pizza) and I was craving it. Excellent if you're eating out on a deck, or at a bbq, or even for a quick lunch!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Make sure to find nice, FRESH, mozzarella - it's usually in the deli section at the grocery store. Or seek out some vegan cheese - specifically some nut cheese, maybe a nice goat cheese crumble. Do what suits you best, but this recipe is chock full of goodness.
Oh! And if/when you can find golden beets, you can switch the whole thing up and use red tomatoes or heirlooms. 


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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Skewers


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!


How are you doing with the New Year New You challenge? Are you on track both exercise wise and clean and healthy eating wise?

I've been dipping into the Salad Library over the last two weeks and there are some delicious meals in there. I came across the Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Reduction pick that Natalie Langston chose, and decided to modify it for today's recipe!

I'm at a lot of events that have pass hors d'oeuvres and whenever the skewers of tomato with basil and mozzarella come by I get excited. They're such a clean crisp and refreshing bite that I can feel good eating, and I figured they'd be perfect for house parties and get togethers. No mess, one bite/mouthful, and most importantly: TASTY!

And honestly like the salad recipe says, the balsamic reduction makes the whole thing 10x better, and is simple to do.


Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Make sure when you're getting the mozzarella for this dish that you look for the 100% Canadian Milk symbol on the package. I learned a while ago that if this symbol is missing it means that the cheese "can contain modified milk ingredients or milk ingredients imported from Europe, the United States and even as far away as New Zealand". Not only does buying cheese with the symbol guarantee that you'd getting a product from Canada exclusively, it also means you're supporting our farmers. It's great to know exactly what you're putting in your body!


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