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Linguine with Shrimp, Zucchini, Corn, Tomato, Olive Oil and Mint

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Linguine with Shrimp, Zucchini, Corn, Tomato, Olive Oil and Mint
Pair this gluten-free seafood linguine dish with a glass of white wine to complement the rich flavours.

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. (375 g) Catelli® Gluten Free® Linguine (375g)
  • 1/3 cup (85 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shallot, peeled and sliced (1 large shallot)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) zucchini, thinly (1 large zucchini)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) corn kernels (frozen or fresh)
  • 3 cups (750 mL) ripe roma tomatoes, diced (5 large roma tomatoes)
  • pinch dried chili flakes (optional)
  • 240 g (0.5 lb) large shrimp, each one cut into three pieces
  • 12 large fresh mint leaves – thinly sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Add 4 litre of water to a pot and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of salt to water. Bring to a boil. In a large pot or frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.

2. Add sliced shallots and cook until tender and fragrant, about 3 minutes.

3. Add sliced zucchini and mix well. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until zucchini becomes soft and tender. Season with touch of salt.

4. Add corn, diced tomatoes and pinch of chili flakes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

5. Add shrimp and turn heat down to low.

6. Cook linguine according to packaging instructions. Drain well and add to sauce. Add sliced mint leaves and toss well. Add salt and pepper to taste; serve immediately.

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Cinnamon-Spiked Brownies

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2015

Prep 20 minutes
Bake 35–40 minutes
Makes 6 large or 12 small brownies

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp + ¾ cup rice f lour
  • 3 oz (about 1 bar) unsweetened baking chocolate
  • ¾ cup Simple Applesauce (page 204)
  • or unsweetened, organic store-bought
  • ½ cup sweet potato purée
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • Cinnamon-Spiked Brownies
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup water (as needed)

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch square pan with 1 Tbsp of the coconut oil and powder it with 1 Tbsp of the rice f lour.
2. Configure a double boiler using a medium pot of water with a stainless steel mixing bowl or smaller pot over top. Melt the chocolate with the remaining 1 Tbsp coconut oil over low heat.
3. In a blender or food processor, combine the applesauce, sweet potato purée, coconut sugar, honey, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Add the chocolate/oil mix and combine until smooth. It should be creamy.
4. In a bowl, mix together the remaining ¾ cup of rice f lour, the baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cayenne, and salt. The batter should be thick but not sticky. Add water 1 Tbsp at a time if needed.
5. Pour the batter into the pan, smooth it out with a spatula, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out just a little gooey when the brownies are cooked through. They should be firm when you press down. Cool completely on a cooling rack.

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Crispy Rice Squares

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2015

Prep 15 minutes
Set 1½ hours
Serves 12

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • ½ cup coconut oil1⁄3 cup honey, maple syrup, or coconut syrup
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 4 cups crispy brown rice cereal, puffed quinoa,
  • puffed amaranth, or other dry cereal of choice1⁄3 cup coarsely chopped almonds,
  • dry roasted (omit for Nut-Free option)
  • ¼ cup ground f lax seeds
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut

 

Method:

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the
almond butter, coconut oil, honey, cacao, vanilla,
and salt together.
2. Once melted, stir in the cereal, almonds, f lax,
cacao nibs, and coconut. Stir until thoroughly
mixed.
3. Lightly oil a 9- x 12-inch glass dish with coconut
oil and spread the mixture out evenly. Press down
with the back of a spatula until firmly pressed
together. Place in the freezer for 1½ hours until
hardened and then cut into squares and serve.
These will melt apart if you leave them out too
long. Word to the wise.

Courtesy The Undiet Cookbook

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No-Noodle Lasagna

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Jan 6th, 2015

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There are plenty of new tricks to make classic comfort dishes healthier for a new year (and a new you.) Here’s a  favorite courtesy Peter Van Stolk  from spud.ca .

No-Noodle Lasagna

Ingredients:

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 diced green bell pepper
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 lb sliced fresh mushrooms (or sub for your favourite veggies)
  • 1 16 oz package frozen spinach (or about two bunches, fresh)
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 15 oz container low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 6 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 1 16 oz can tomato sauce (or make your own!)
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • salt & pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and grease a deep 9×13 inch baking or lasagna pan.
  2. Slice zucchini lengthwise, into very thin slices. Sprinkle lightly with salt; set aside to drain on paper towel.
  3. Add beef and black pepper to a large skillet, and cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes. Add in green pepper and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until meat is no longer pink. Stir in tomato paste, tomato sauce, wine, basil, and oregano. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Meanwhile, stir egg, ricotta, and parsley together in a bowl.
  5. To put together the lasagna, spread 1/2 of the meat sauce into the bottom of prepared pan. Then layer 1/2 the zucchini, 1/2 the ricotta mixture, the spinach, the mushrooms, then 1/2 the mozzarella. Repeat by layering the remaining meat sauce, zucchini slices, ricotta mixture, and mozzarella. Spread Parmesan over the top and cover with foil.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, before removing the foil and raising the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake for an additional 15 minutes and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Courtesy Peter Van Stolk
spud.ca

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Gingersnap Cookies (Gluten Free)

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Nov 24th, 2014

GINGERSNAP

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter, organic***
  • ¾ cup Xylitol, whole cane sugar, or coconut sap
  • ¼ cup molasses; unsulphured, organic
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract, pure
  • 1¼ cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda, aluminum free
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 2 tsp ginger, ground
  • ½ tsp cloves, ground

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Combine flours, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, ginger & cloves in a bowl, stir to blend and then set aside.
  3. In a mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and mix again, then add the molasses, eggs and vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl to ensure all ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Next add the flour mixture and blend on low speed to combine.
  5. Remove dough from mixer and place in a sealed container in fridge for about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper. When the dough has chilled slightly, roll it into 1” balls and place about 2” apart on the baking sheet.
  7. Press each with the bottom of a glass to flatten slightly.
  8. Bake for about 10-12 minutes (or until cookies are dry and slightly firm on top).
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

Notes:

1.) Whole Sweetener options: Xylitol (Xyla), Whole Cane Sugar, Coconut Sap/Sugar
2.) ***Dairy Free Variation: Replace the butter for ½ of coconut oil, plus ¼ cup coconut butter
3.) Egg Free Variation: Combine 1 Tbsp ground chia seeds with 3 Tbsp water. Let sit for 10
minutes, then use in place of 1 egg.

Courtesy  www.bundlesofenergy.com

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