MInt Lime Pesto

Lime Mint Pesto

This minty pesto is great on just about anything; from sweet to savory enjoy it with all your favorites.    

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  1. Place cashews in warm water and let soak for 2 hours. Drain and add to a food processor.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth.
Recipe Notes

You may need to add a bit more oil or lime juice to get the desired consistency.

Serve over a bowl of fruit and yogurt or hot cereal for a great any time snack!

Mint lime pesto 

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Sun Dried Tomato Compote with Avocado Toast

Sundried Tomato Compote

Savory and sweet this compote is great paired with pasta or bread.  

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Sun Dried Tomato Compote with Avocado Toast
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Compote
  1. Dice (or use a food processor) the sun dried tomatoes and garlic.
  2. Place tomatoes and garlic in a sauce pan. Add in stock, vinegar, sugar and pepper.
  3. Simmer in medium-low for about 10 minutes stirring occassionaly.
To Make Toasts
  1. Thinly slice baguette or ciabatta and lightly toast
  2. Thickly slice avocado over toasted bread and top with sun dried tomato compote. Top with fresh chopped basil.
Recipe Notes

Sun Dried Tomato Compote with Avocado Toast

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Thai Cauliflower

Thai Curry Lentils over Cauliflower

This dish is JAM PACKED with flavour! Yes its Gluten Free, yes its Vegan, its even Nut and Dairy free….but RELAX, you’d never know it unless I told you!

With a great balance of protein,, fiber and antioxidants…ahhhh who cares about that $#!T….it tastes great!!! And it is crazy simple to prepare, using yellow or red thai curry paste and rich coconut cream.

This recipe was the Recipe of the Week on this episode of Prescription for Flavor.

Please let me know if you tried this recipe and what you thought!!

 

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Firecracker Sauce

FireCracker Sauce

While most hot sauces are spicy with a hint of salt this sauce has a bit of sweetness from local honey; making it a crowd pleaser every time.  We add some depth of flavor by using 2 types of vinegar.    

A version of this sauce was used in the award winning Firecracker Chicken Recipe found here on lentils.ca 

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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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  1. Toss all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. This sauce keeps great refrigerated in a jar for 3 months.
Recipe Notes

For a milder sauce use 2 jalapeno peppers instead of the habaneros.

No apple cider vinegar?  No problem it can be replaced with white vinegar, however it will lack the depth of flavor the apple cider provides.  

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japanese soup recipe

Easy Ramen

Ramen.  Native to Japan, its one of the worlds most complicated comfort foods, but that doesn’t HAVE to be the case! 

While this recipe is not grass-roots traditional Ramen (which is usually divided into 4 basic categories: Tonkatsu, Miso, Shoyu, Shiu), it will produce a really frickin great, Japanese inspired bowl of soup that you can fill your face with ­čÖé

***If you’d like to know more about this mystical, timeless dish, check out my Podcast Episode: Why we Love Ramen

This soup is vegetarian, but feel free to toss in some leftover chicken or a few fresh shrimp, a hard boiled egg ALWAYS goes great in Ramen as well!

Recipe courtesy of  damndelicious.net.

 

 

 

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth, mushrooms, soy sauce and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until mushrooms have softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in Yaki-Soba until loosened and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in spinach, carrot and chives until the spinach begins to wilt, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
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