Quinoa is the it grain! Higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates than other grains, it is a nutritious addition to your diet. In this restaurant-worthy barbecued salad, it’s paired with grilled beef and veggies.
Charred Beef and Vegetable Quinoa Salad
All the flavours you love in Mexican fast food on a pizza crust instead of a tortilla. If you have a pizza paddle, this is the time to use it! It makes transferring the assembled pizza to the oven rack a cinch.
Spicy and Cool Roasted Cauliflower
A delicious contrast between the spicy cauliflower and the cooling yogurt makes this a fabulous vegetable side dish to serve with your favourite curry.
Mashed Cauliflower with Goat Cheese
Cauliflower is high in Vitamin C and contains iron. Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower have been shown to protect against some forms of cancer. Adding some potato to cauliflower helps it mash to a nicer consistency.
Bulgur and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
If you’ve never tried bulgur before, this vegetarian stuffed pepper is a perfect place to start. Whole wheat berries that have been steamed, dried and crushed, bulgur is high in fibre, B vitamins and iron.
Gingered Carrot Soup
A lovely first course soup. Use whatever curry powder you have on hand; you may want to decrease it slightly if you use hot curry powder. Serve dolloped with Greek yogurt and sprinkled with chopped chives, if desired.
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Cranberries and Sliced Almonds
Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamins A and C, and make a great substitute for white potatoes in many recipes, including potato salad. Roasting them brings out their sweetness.
Grilled Zucchini and Bean Medley
Grilling brings out the best flavour in zucchini. Tossed with beans and feta cheese, it makes a lovely side dish at a backyard barbecue. If you like a little spice, leave the seeds in the jalapenos before finely chopping.
Tuna and 2-Bean Salad
Tuna is a great source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fat, which is good for the health of your heart. This main course salad has a summery feel that you can enjoy year-round.
Creamy Feta Pasta with Shrimp
Normally cooked uncovered in lots of boiling water and then drained, the pasta in this dish is simmered covered in stock in a method reminiscent of pilaf. Spinach and feta give this dish a Mediterranean feel.