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Dempsters’ Maple French Toast Bagel Chips with Honey, Lime & Yoghurt Dip

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015

Courtesy Dempsters.ca

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 4 whole
  • Dempsters’ Maple French Toast Bagels
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt (to taste)

 Method:

  1. Bagel Chips
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  3. Thinly slice bagels vertically into ‘chip’ width.
  4. Place bagel slices on a parchment lined baking sheet. Lightly brush with oil on both sides.  Season with salt.
  5. Bake until lightly browned (approximately 5 minutes). Let cool completely.
  6. Chef’s Tip:  Store in an airtight container if not using right away.

Serve with dip (recipe below).

 

Yoghurt Dipping Sauce

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (16 oz)     Plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp                                    Honey
  • 1                                              Lime (zest and juice)
  • 1                                              Vanilla Pod (seeded)

Method

  1. Combine yoghurt, honey, lime juice and lime zest in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Refrigerate until serving.
  3. Serve with Bagel chips and your favourite fruit sides.
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Road Trip Snacks: Tzatziki

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015

carrots&dipping

Healthy Road Trip Snacks: Tzatziki with veggies

Courtesy Vincci Tsui, RD

 

Ingredients

  • ½ English cucumber, grated
  • 1 cup (250 mL) low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Directions

 

  1. Place the grated cucumber into a clean tea towel or several layers of cheesecloth and squeeze as much liquid out as possible. Set aside.
  2. Place yogurt, dill, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice into food processor or blender. Pulse until ingredients are combined.
  3. Stir in grated cucumber and add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Makes about 2 cups

 

Nutrition information (per 1/2 cup)

105 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 3 mg cholesterol, 11 g carbohydrate (2 g fibre, 6 g sugar), 5 g protein, 50 mg sodium.

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Herbed dipping sauce

BT Calgary | posted Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015

Herbed dipping sauce

Grilled_veg

Make this into a tasty side dish or appetizer by serving with grilled vegetables.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) 1% plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients.
  2. Refrigerate for at least one hour to let flavours blend.
  3. Serve with grilled vegetables.

 

Nutritional information
per serving (15 mL/1 tbsp) Top 5 nutrients
  • Calories: 10
Nutrient % of daily value
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Calcium
2 % / 20 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Vitamin B12
3 %
  • Total fat: 0 g
  • Riboflavin
1 %
  • Fibre: 0 g
  • Phosphorus
1 %
  • Sodium: 17 mg
  • Zinc
1 %

 

Courtesy Sarah Remmer, Nutritionist dairygoodness.ca

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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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Fruidelicious And Dip

BT Calgary | posted Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015

Fruit

Everyone loves veggies and dip. With this recipe, even the pickiest of eater will be drawn to fruit served in this way. Start with plain yogurt and add just enough sweetness and spice for the perfect coating for juicy pieces of fruit. You can pack them in containers so you’ll have a nutritious snack wherever you are.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) 2% plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) liquid honey
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 4 cups (1 L) fresh fruit pieces (a mixture of: apple or pear wedges, nectarine slices, banana chunks, pineapple chunks, strawberries, cherries or seedless grapes)

Directions

1. In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg (if using). Portion into small bowls or airtight containers. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
2. On serving plates or portable containers with lids, arrange fruit pieces around bowl or container of yogurt for dipping.

Tip: If you like to eat frozen fruit, you can use some fresh and some frozen, but don’t let the frozen fruit thaw – it will get too soft and watery for dipping.

 

 

 

Nutritional information
per serving
Calories: 162
Protein: 6 g
Calcium 17 % of daily value
Carbohydrates: 33 g
Vitamin C 54% of daily value
Total fat: 2 g
Vitamin B12 26% of daily value
Fibre: 2.7 g
Riboflavin 16% of daily value
Sodium: 66 mg
Phosphorus 15% of daily value

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Vikram’s Boneless Goat Curry

BT Calgary | posted Monday, May 11th, 2015

Courtesy Vikram Vij

 

STEWED GOAT

• ½ cup ghee or butter
• 1 tsp salt
• 6 lbs goat meat, bone-in, cut in 1 ½ -to 2-inch dice
• 1 cup of water

MASALA

• ½ cup of cooking oil
• 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cumin seeds
• 3-inch cinnamon stick
• 5 black cardamom pods, lightly pounded (Optional)
• 10 cloves
• 1 lb red onions, thinly sliced
• 3 tbsp chopped garlic (9 medium cloves)
• 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger
• 3 cups pureed tomatoes (6 medium)
• 1 tsp black pepper
• 2 tbsp ground cumin
• 2 tbsp garam masala
• 1 ½ tsp salt
• 1 tbsp paprika (optional)
• 1 tsp turmeric
• 1 ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper (optional)
• 1 cup plain yogurt (minimum 2% milk fat), stirred
• 6 cups water

STEWED GOAT:

  1. In a large pot on medium-high heat, combine ghee (or butter), salt, goat meat and water.
  2. Stir regularly for 10 to 15 minutes, or until meat is browned and begins to release its juices.
  3. Cover and reduce the heat to low, then cook for 1 ¼ hours, stirring every 15 minutes.
  4. The goat meat and bones will release water and should not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  5. If the meat is sticking, add ½ to 1 cup of water.
  6. While the goat meat is stewing, make the masala in a separate pan.

MASALA:

  1. In a large pot, heat oil on medium-high for 1 minute.
  2. Add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and black cardamom, stir and allow cumin seeds to sizzle for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in onion and sauté for 7 to 8 minutes, or until crispy brown on the edges.
    Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, or until browned.
  4. Stir in ginger, tomatoes, black pepper, ground cumin, garam masala, turmeric, salt, paprika and cayenne.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Place yogurt in a small bowl.
  7. To prevent curdling, spoon 2 to 3 tbsp of the hot masala into the yogurt.
  8. Stir well, then pour the yogurt mixture into the pot of masala.
  9. Sauté masala for another 2 minutes, then stir in water, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  10. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  11. Turn off the heat.

FINISH CURRY:

  1. After goat has stewed for 1 ¼ hours, remove a piece from the pot, allow it cool for a minute and pull some meat off the bone.
  2. If it pulls off easily and is tender remove the pot from the heat.
  3. If not, cook the goat meat for another 15 minutes.
  4. Once goat neat is cooked, turn off the heat and allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Set the pot of cooled goat meat beside the pot of curry.
  6. Wearing plastic gloves, pull the goat meat off the bones.
  7. Discard the bones and return the goat meat to the pot of curry.
  8. Just before serving, heat goat curry on medium-high and bring it to a boil.
  9. Stir and reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately.
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Breakfast Fruit Kabobs

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014

Adds a special touch to a brunch menu!

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew melon
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Seedless grapes
  • 6 to 8     wooden skewers                              6 to 8
  • 1⁄2 cup      plain yogurt                                 125 mL
  • 1 tsp        liquid honey                                   5 mL
  • 1⁄4 tsp      freshly grated nutmeg                           1 mL
  • 2 tsp        lime juice                                    10 mL
  • 1           lime, thinly sliced

Method:

  1. Prepare fruit in balls or chunks and thread on skewers.
  2. Arrange on a platter.
  3. Combine yogurt, honey, nutmeg and lime juice.
  4. Drizzle over kabobs.
  5. Garnish with lime slices.

 

Watch the segment:

Courtesy of Best of Bridge Holiday Classics by The Best of Bridge 2014 © www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.

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Vitality-Boosting Pasta Salad

BT Calgary | posted Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014

rosereismanpastasalad

This pasta salad – developed by leading nutrition expert Rose Reisman – is a powerhouse when it comes to vitality-boosting ingredients, including whole grains, edamame beans, berries, orange veggies and Greek yogurt.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (375 g) whole wheat rotini, such as Catelli® Healthy Harvest®
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups (500 mL) peeled and chopped sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) shelled edamame beans
  • 1 cup (250 mL) dried cranberries
  • 3 oz (90 g) crumbled light feta cheese, about 1/2 cup (125 mL)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped fresh basil or parsley

Dressing:

  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) zero fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22.5 mL) honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) crushed garlic

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Arrange the chopped pepper, in a single layer, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until softened and coloured around the edges. Cool completely.

2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil. Add rotini and sweet potato. Cook for 8 minutes; add edamame beans during the last minute of cooking. Drain well and rinse with cold water until rotini is cold. Add to a large serving bowl. Stir in the cranberries, feta, basil and roasted peppers.

3. Dressing: Whisk the yogurt with the milk, vinegar, mayonnaise, oil, honey and garlic until well combined. Pour over the pasta mixture and toss until well combined.

 

 

Per serving (1 1/2 cups/375 mL): 529 calories, 14 g fat, 1.8 g saturated fat, 7.2 mg cholesterol, 373.2 mg sodium, 90 g carbohydrates, 12.5 g fibre, 18 g sugars, 21.8 g protein.

 

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