Posts Written OnMay 2014

Chanterelle mushroom side

Local mushrooms are now available at the farmer’s market and one of the cutest, yummiest and healthiest sorts are Chanterelles. Chanterelles are relatively high in vitamin C, very high in potassium and among the richest sources of vitamin D known. I always forget that mushrooms are healthy for some reason…maybe it’s because they creep me out when I find them in the wild. But I love ‘em, especially fried with onions. Here’s how we made ours as a nice side dish for tonight’s dinner. 1 pack of chanterelle mushrooms 2 leeks Sea salt and pepper 1 tbsp of EVOO (or…

Jerk crab

Surfing off my recent post about lobster (pun intended) I also adore crab, which is currently being harvested in Canada. Garde Manger serves it with a jerk seasoning and it’s divine. Jerk spice is a Jamaican seasoning that can be put on chicken, pork, shellfish and even tofu and tempeh, as experimented in this recipe. As Matt’s dad is from the Caribbean he’s very comfortable cooking with this flavor so we wanted to try it out on the fresh crab that we bought at the market. It’s ah-mah-zing. Plus, this recipe can be done in one simple step. 2 sets…

sweet potato wedges

Sweet potatoes are my go-to carb. They contain 400% of the daily requirement of vitamin A, which is good for the eyes and skin. They also have more vitamin C, fewer calories, more fibre and fewer carbs than white potatoes.  I still can’t wrap my head around these things – how can they be so good for you AND so delicious?! It feels like I’m cheating the system every time I eat them; one of my favourite ways of which, are these sweet potato wedges. 2 sweet potatoes 1 1/2 tsp chili powder 2 tsp rosemary 1/2 tsp cumin 1…

Beet salad

You can tell how busy I am at work by the gap between my posts so suffice it to say, I’ve been SWAMPED lately. But with the long weekend coming up I wanted to try some new recipes and share them online. Here is an awesome beet salad recipe, that would go really well with this lobster dish. 1 pound of beets 1/2 of an apple, cubed 1/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped 3 shallots, chopped 1/4 cup fresh parsley 1/4 cup fresh basil 2 tbsp EVOO 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar (the best kind you have in your pantry, preferably)…

Lobster salad

Spring is here, the flowers are blooming, women’s hemlines are getting shorter and boys are hollering at ladies passing by, but my favorite event marking the season is lobster. It’s local, it’s fresh, it’s on sale and it’s a party in my mouth. As a weekday vegan, I still eat seafood about once a week because A) It’s totally delicious and B) the PR around Omegas in fish and its benefits have yet to be disproved to me. We were going to enjoy the lobster classically, meaning with garlic butter and a potato salad, but we decided to have a…