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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 - Blue Majik Salad Dressing

 

 

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!

 

Still playing around with my Blue Majik powder and seeing what else I can hide it in (aka turn things fun shades of blue).

This dressing is creamy and looks great on a summer salad.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Grab some heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market and make the dish even more colourful!

 

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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 - Goma-ae

 

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!

 

So I made homemade miso soup the other day, and got a craving for the other appy I get when out for sushi. Goma-ae (or Gomae, it has several spellings).

Basically it's cooked spinach with sesame dressing, and is very easy to pull off. It blows my mind how much spinach wilts when cooked, so if you're making this for a lot of people, I'd be sure to get plenty of those leafy greens.


ALSO! You can crush the sesame seeds with a mortar and pestle, or to save time and energy, use tahini instead!
 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

There aren't many ingredients in this dish, so there's not too much wiggle room, but I will suggest making a bunch of the dressing and keeping it in the fridge, so all you have to do the next time you want it, is cook the spinach!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Beets & Burrata 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!

 

Beets are still in season and can be found all over the place in grocery stores (including golden and other varieties). I really appreciate a good roasted beet that has been cooled overnight and put in a crisp salad, so I thought I'd pair it with a soft cheese.

 

You can make whatever kind of dressing you desire to go with this as you're starting with flavourful but simple ingredients (beets, burrata, field greens). Making your own from scratch is the way to go so you don't end up with unwanted sugar or other ingredients.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

You can make this vegan by grabbing yourself some nut-based cheese. Blue Heron Creamery makes a coconut burrata that they sometimes have in their new storefront, just double check before waiting in line. A soft mozzarella will also work as a substitute (including a nut-based version). 

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Red Quinoa & Carrot 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!

Sometimes you just want a warm winter salad when the temperature drops. The red quinoa is a nice pop, and reminds me of fall, but you can use any kind of quinoa you might have on hand.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Add in more good stuff! Pepitas, nuts of various kinds, dried fruit, hemp hearts. You can hide a lot in this salad!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Poached Cod with Potatoes & Sausage


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!

When you are brought fresh caught cod from the east coast, you start dreaming up all the things you can make with it - so apologies in advance if there are lots of fish recipes over the next few months. I spotted this recipe when I was looking for ideas for foods to make while camping, and decided I could modify it to make it a bit healthier, esp when making at home!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

If you, like I do, have a home garden, now is a great time to pull the veggies for a side dish. I had a TON of lettuce growing, and got some great tomatoes from the farmers market and made a salad, but a green veg like roasted zucchini, or peppers could do the trick as well. Everything from this recipe can be found locally right now!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Pasta Salad with Vegan Dressing, Celery, Peppers


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 first in a series of camping-friendly recipes I'm going to post this summer. This pasta salad is easy to prep at home and make on the site, and the dressing is simple and vegan too. You can also easily make this for a bbq or long weekend party!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Use the veggies you have on hand or that are in season at the moment, and make sure to use brown rice pasta! Go light on the dressing, as it's flavourful and a lot goes a long way.

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Farro Salad with Dried Cranberries, Golden Raisins & Pistachios


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!

Winter salads are some of my favourites, you get a kick of fruit (be it dried), and nuts for crunch, and the base possibilities are endless. I had some farro grains kicking around and went looking for a recipe to work with.

I combined a few ideas and tweaked the ingredients a bit (and debated making it a breakfast bowl), and landed with this mixture. Feel free to substitute the nuts for whatever you have on hand (walnut might be a good alternative), and regular raisins for golden, or apricots for the cranberries. This is an easy one to work with what's in the cupboards.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

There's not much more you can do to this salad to make it even healthier, but you can always pack it with even more good stuff. Allergies? Go nut free. Gluten free? Try quinoa instead of farro. You could even wilt some spinach and stick it in there or throw in a handful of chickpeas!

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