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GARDEN VEGGIE BUDDHA BOWL

BT Calgary | posted Wednesday, Mar 2nd, 2016

Budha Bowl

GARDEN VEGGIE BUDDHA BOWL

Ingredients

 

Tahini Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste) 45 mL
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar 45 mL
  • 1 tsp grated ginger 5 mL
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil 45 mL
  • 3 Tbsp boiling water 45 mL
  • salt & ground black pepper, to taste

Bowl Base

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice 500 mL
  • 1 cup cooked black (Beluga) or green lentils 250 mL
  • salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tbsp chopped dill 45 mL
  • 2 cups thinly sliced baby spinach 500 mL
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red peppers 250 mL
  • 1 cup grated carrots 250 mL
  • 1 cup enoki or other mushrooms sliced 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 125 mL

Instructions

 

  1. WHISK tahini, vinegar, ginger, garlic and canola oil together until smooth. Add boiling water to thin out. Season with salt and pepper and reserve.
  2. TOSS hot rice and lentils with dill in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide into serving bowls.
  3. DIVIDE spinach, peppers, carrots, mushrooms and pumpkin seeds on top of lentil blend in bowls.
  4. DRIZZLE dressing on top of veggies and serve immediately.
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Gourmet Kid-Friendly Tuna Tomato Melts

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Sep 15th, 2015

A quick, easy & healthy protein-rich recipe good for lunch or supper!

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Courtesy Sarah Remmer, RD

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pole and line chunk light tuna
  • 2 slices whole grain bread (I use sprouted grain)
  • 4 slices fresh tomato (approx. 1 tomato)
  • 1.5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp dill, dried
  • 1.5 oz. cheddar cheese, grated or thinly sliced
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to a low broil
  2. Open can of tuna, drain water and spoon into a medium size bowl.  Add mayo, dill and pepper.  Using a fork, combine well.
  3. Top both pieces of bread with equal amounts of tuna mixture, top with tomato slices (2 on each) and cheese (evenly distributed between both).
  4. Place open-faced tuna sandwiches on a baking sheet and into the preheated oven for approximately 2 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly golden brown on top (watch carefully so that it doesn’t burn!).
  5. Allow two to three minutes to cool.  Serve with raw veggies and dip or sliced fresh fruit.

Enjoy!

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Quinoa Tabouleh with Chickpeas

BT Calgary | posted Wednesday, Aug 12th, 2015

MAKES 1 SERVING

Got food sensitivities? Try this delicious, healthy food-swap.

Ingredients:

      • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa
      • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
      • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
      • 1/2 cup tomatoes, quartered
      • 1/2 lemon, juiced
      • 1 teaspoon olive oil
      • 2 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
      • Handful of salad greens

Method:

  1. In a medium bowl combine the quinoa, chickpeas, cucumber, and tomatoes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss together to coat evenly with the dressing.
  4. Line mason jar with salad greens and top with Quinoa Tabouleh salad.
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Hummous Tuna Salad in Avocado bowl

BT Calgary | posted Wednesday, Aug 12th, 2015

MAKES 1 SERVING
Got food sensitivities? Try this delicious, healthy food-swap.

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 oz tuna packed in water, drained
  • 1 small carrot, cut into small chunks
  • 1 small stalk of celery, cut into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons hummus*
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed (or 1 tablespoon fresh)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Avocado halved, and pit removed

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients except avocado, leaving a teaspoon of lemon juice to put on Avocado.
  2. Fill Avocado halves with tuna salad and enjoy.
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Chicken Souvlaki Pitas

BT Calgary | posted Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015

ChickenSalad

This quick and easy recipe provides all the enjoyment of souvlaki without all the work of assembling skewers. Serve with a crisp dark-green leafy salad on the side.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb (450 g) boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch (2 1/2 cm) pieces
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Milk
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 8 3 1/2-in (9 cm) whole wheat pitas or
  • 4 6-in (15 cm) whole wheat pitas
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced English cucumber, (about 1/4)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain yogurt
  • 2 chopped tomatoes


Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion, oregano and 1 mL (1/4 tsp) pepper and sauté for about 3 minutes or until softened and starting to brown. Add chicken and sauté for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Whisk flour into milk and whisk into skillet; stir in lemon zest. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened and chicken is no longer pink inside. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, toast or heat pitas. In a bowl, combine cucumber and yogurt. Spoon chicken and sauce on top of pitas in open-face style, dollop with cucumber yogurt and sprinkle with tomatoes.

Courtesy Sarah Remmer, Nutritionist dairygoodness.ca

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MAPLE MUSTARD SHRIMP WITH SUCCOTASH QUINOA SALAD

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

MAPLE MUSTARD SHRIMP WITH SUCCOTASH QUINOA SALAD
Serves 4

For Succotash Quinoa Salad:
3 tbsp olive oil or butter
½ medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 zucchini, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup fresh or frozen lima beans, thawed
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
1 tsp chopped thyme leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups cooked and cooled red quinoa
1 tbsp lemon juice

1 package Chef Lynn Crawford’s Maple Mustard Shrimp
or
400g (14 oz) package frozen large shrimp (31-40 count), thawed
½ cup maple syrup
1 tbsp grainy mustard
1 tbsp sweet and smoky mustard
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp unsalted butter

In a large skillet over medium high heat, sauté onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, zucchini and red pepper and sauté until tender crisp. Stir in lima beans, corn, sage and thyme. Fry for another 5-7 minutes, until vegetables are tender and cooked through.

Transfer succotash to large bowl and stir in cooked red quinoa. Add lemon juice, and season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Set aside.

Prepare Chef Lynn’s Maple Mustard Shrimp according to package directions. Alternately, in a medium bowl, whisk together maple syrup, mustards, vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar. In a large pan over medium high heat, melt butter and sauté shrimp until pink and just cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Add sauce to pan and stir to coat evenly.

Mound Succotash Quinoa salad onto a serving platter, top with cooked shrimp and serve immediately.

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Everything Green Salad

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Everything Green Salad

Serves 4

1 package Chef Lynn Crawford’s Lemon Garlic Shrimp
or
400g (14 oz) package frozen large shrimp (31-40 count), thawed
½ shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
½ tsp anchovy paste
¼ tsp chili flakes
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chopped chives

½ cup (125 mL) sugar snap peas
4 spears asparagus, trimmed and cut in 2-inch (5 cm) pieces
1 baby cucumber, sliced
1 small zucchini, cut in ribbons with a vegetable peeler
1 head Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
2 green onions, sliced
1 small avocado, peeled and cut in wedges
2 sprigs dill, coarsely chopped
2 oz (55 g) feta cheese, crumbled
½ cup (125 mL) Green Goddess Dressing (recipe follows)
Salt and pepper

Prepare Chef Lynn’s Lemon Garlic Shrimp according to package directions. Alternately, in a large bowl, combine shallot, garlic, anchovy paste, chilli flakes, salt, pepper, lemon juice, zest, and olive oil. Add thawed unseasoned shrimp, toss gently to coat and let marinate for 5 minutes. Grill or sauté over medium high heat until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Garnish with chopped chives and set aside.

Half fill a medium saucepan with cold salted water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add snap peas and boil for 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop cooking process and set color. Boil asparagus for 1 minute, then transfer to ice water. When cooled, drain peas and asparagus on paper towels.

In a large bowl, gently toss together peas, asparagus, cucumber, zucchini, lettuce, green onions, avocado, dill, and feta. Add dressing and toss until salad is well coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with Lemon Garlic Shrimp and serve immediately.

Green Goddess Dressing with Shallot & Herbs
Makes 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)

1 ripe avocado, peeled
1 shallot, chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 cup (250 mL) mayonnaise
½ cup (125 mL) sour cream
½ cup (125 mL) loosely packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped chives
2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Place avocado, shallot, garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, chives, and lemon juice in a blender and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt
and pepper. Transfer dressing to a container, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Chef Darren’s Chili Recipe

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Chef Darren’s Chili Recipemoms best meal

Courtesy Darren MacLean, downtownfood

 

Ingredients:

 

  • Splash of vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 chili pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 lbs of lean ground beef
  • 3400g tins of whole tomatoes with juice, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted and ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 cinnamon stick (Chef) (no cinnamon stick for Mom)
  • 2 450g cans kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 350 ml can of beer (Mom)
  • 1/4 cup red wine (Chef)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 3 teaspoons shredded scallions

 

 

To make:

 

  1. In a medium-sized stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat. Sauté onion, chili pepper and garlic until soft. Add ground beef; cook and stir until meat is browned, then drain off all excess fat from the beef before heading to the next step.
  2. De-glaze with wine and/or beer; allow to reduce by half before heading to the next step.
  3. Pour in tomatoes with liquid, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, and cinnamon stick. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Stir in kidney beans and cook for another 15 minutes.
  5. Finish with a touch bitter dark chocolate for a chef’s touch (1/2 T only).
  6. Top with cheddar, sour cream and freshly chopped green onions.

 
Check out Chef Darren Maclean create this recipe with his mom!

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