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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 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 - Farro "Super Bowl"

 

 

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!

 

Clearly there's a double meaning this week with the recipe for the game on Sunday, but this bowl can be consumed any day of the week. It's also great cold/as leftovers, so you can make a batch and take some on the go the next day. Farro is great, but if you don't have it on hand, try brown rice. The texture of the farro (when cooked well) is perfect for a fried rice bowl. And if you're looking to spice it up, add your favourite hot sauce!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Most fried rice will suggest adding a fried egg to it, but you can skip it to make it vegan/or if you're not into eggs. If you want to make it more of a dinner meal, rather than a lunch to go, you can think about adding something like tofu, and if you don't have leeks or brussels sprouts on hand (though both are currently in season), add in some different greens like peas or broccoli. Bowls are great for cleaning out that veggie crisper!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Roasted Broccoli 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 really really really just wanted some roasted broccoli this week, I could have eaten it on it's own as a snack, but I decided to wait for dinner and try and make it into a meal...

Was feeling like pasta and I had some leftover brown rice spaghetti on hand so I trolled around the internet for inspiration and after also realizing I had a red pepper in my fridge decided to throw that into the mix too. You can basically make this with any veggies you have lying around, cauliflower, zucchini, you name it.


Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Wilting some spinach into the pasta is a super easy way to get more greens into the dish, you almost don't even need the pasta (you can take it out and have an awesome roast veggie salad or appy dish! The sauce will change slightly but that's okay!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Zoodles & Clams


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!

Clams are a year round, sustainable seafood, and readily available at the seafood counter or your local seafood shop! Making this dish with the can of organic clams is one thing, but throwing in some fresh baby clams with their gorgeous colouring makes it a bit classier. This is great for a hearty lunch or a dinner - double it if you have more than one person eating.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:
My mom liked to make a similar dish using linguini noodles, which I loved, and you can use pasta if you're in a pinch, but homemade, spiralized zucchini noodles are healthier and taste great. And they really take on the taste of the sauce in this dish! Mmm!

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