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Pommy paleo pudding

BT Toronto | posted Wednesday, Dec 28th, 2016

Pomegranates, blueberries, apples, chia, hemp hearts and lecithin are all beneficial for bowel cleansing. Chia seeds are a rich source of soluble fibre, which helps the body sweep away waste, toxins, and minimizes your risk of developing constipation. This recipe is also gluten-, soy-, dairy-, egg-, and nut-free

Makes: 4–6 servings. Keeps for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups wild blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup filtered water, just off the boil if using frozen berries
  • 1 cup organic pomegranate or berry juice
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Hemp Hearts
  • optional boosters
  • 2 tsp sunflower lecithin powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 drops liquid stevia (if you like it sweeter)
  • 1 tbsp NutraVeg Omega 3 Oil
  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds (about 1/2 pomegranate), or other fresh fruit if pomegranate is unavailable
  • 2 Tbsp raw pumpkin seeds

Method:

  1. Place the blueberries in a large bowl. If using frozen blueberries, pour boiling water over them, mixing gently to thaw; otherwise, add cold or room-temperature water.
  2. Add the juice, applesauce, chia seeds and Hemp Hearts to the berries, and stir well.
  3. Mix in any of the boosters if desired, and place in the refrigerator to set overnight.
  4. In the morning, let it return to room temperature on the counter and serve topped with fresh fruit and pumpkin seeds.

 

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Energy balls with quinoa and coconut

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jan 6th, 2017

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened toasted shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp natural almond butter
  • 2/3 cup flax seeds ground
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup dried freeze dried mango minced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Additional toasted unsweetened shredded coconut for sprinkling (if desired)

Instructions:

  1. Mix together the quinoa, coconut, almond butter, flax, honey, mango and a pinch of salt. Roll into 32 balls.

 

 

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Chillax Energy Balls

BT Toronto | posted Wednesday, Oct 19th, 2016

Energy balls

You could not get an easier treat. Chillax balls both relax and energize you so make up a batch in 5 minutes and enjoy!

Makes 18 balls.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1/8 tsp pink rock or grey sea salt
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds and hemp hearts for rolling

Method:

1. Mix all ingredients except seeds until well mixed. Roll them into balls and coat evenly with seeds.

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On-the-go Coconut PB Bars

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Apr 12th, 2016

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) Adams® 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) agave syrup
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Robin Hood® Oats
  • 1 cup (250 mL) toasted coconut
  • ½ cup (125 mL) dried blueberries
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) raisins
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients. Press into foil-lined 8” square pan.
  2. Refrigerate overnight. Cut into bars.NOTES: Recipe freezes well and add up to 2 tbsp of your favourite vanilla or chocolate protein powder.

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Sesame PB Date Bites

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Apr 12th, 2016

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) pitted dates
  • ½ cup (125 mL) Adams® 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup (125 mL) finely chopped peanuts
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Purée dates in food processor. Add peanut butter and mix until well combined.
  2. Remove from food processor and knead in peanuts.
  3. Shape into balls and roll in toasted seeds or other favourite coating (crushed peanuts, hemp seeds, coconut).
  4. Refrigerate overnight.

    NOTES: Recipe freezes well and add up to 2 tbsp of your favourite vanilla or chocolate protein powder.

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No-bake summer fruit tarts

Chatelaine | posted Tuesday, Jul 7th, 2015

Tart
PREP 30 MIN | TOTAL 2 HOURS | SERVES 6

INGREDIENTS

4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, melted
1 cup mascarpone
1 cup  35% cream
5 tbsp honey, divided
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp water
2 cups assorted fruit, such as figs, blackberries, plums andcherries
2 tbsp finely chopped pistachios
1 tsp lime zest

INSTRUCTIONS

  • SPRAY 6 4-in. tart pans (with removable bottoms) with oil. Line the bottoms with parchment. Arrange on a baking sheet.
  • STIR cookie crumbs with butter in a medium bowl until moist. Scoop 1/2 cup crumb mixture into each pan. Firmly press up the edges until crust is even with rim. Scoop 3 more tbsp into each pan, and press down to cover bottom. Freeze until very firm, at least 1 hour.
  • BEAT mascarpone with cream, 4 tbsp honey and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 min.
  • STIR remaining 1 tbsp honey with water and fruit in a medium bowl until glossy. 5. Carefully remove firm tart shells from pan by pressing removable bottom up and out from ring. Peel off parchment. Set shells on serving plates. Pipe or spoon mascarpone mixture into shells. Top with fruit. Drizzle with fruit syrup. Sprinkle with pistachios and lime zest.

SERVING TIP

Make smaller tarts by scooping 3 tbsp crumb mixture into cupcake liners set in a muffin tin, then firmly pressing from centre of liner to edges and up the sides until crust is even with rim. Freeze until firm, then fill with mascarpone cream and fruit just before serving. Makes 18 to 20.

NUTRITION

Calories 1
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrates 72 g
Fat 81 g
Fibre 5 g
Sodium 385 mg
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Dried fruit compote

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Apr 11th, 2014

Dried fruit compote

Makes – 3 cups (750 mL) dried fruit and 1 cup (250 mL) juice

Serves – 6 – ½ cup (125 mL) per serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (500 mL) Tropicana® Orange Creations 100% Orange and Grapefruit Juice ™
  • 20 prunes
  • 20 PC® Dried Apricots
  • ½ cup (125 mL) PC® Dried Cranberries
  • 4 cinnamon sticks

Method:

  1. In a medium pot stir all the juice, prunes, apricots and dried cranberries together. Submerge cinnamon sticks.
  2. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 min. Remove from heat and let sit for 20 minutes.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Courtesy Mairlyn Smith, www.mairlynsmith.com

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Phyllo pastry stuffed with chicken and leeks

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Nov 12th, 2013

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Phyllo pastry stuffed with chicken and leeks

Ingredients:

  • 1 roasting chicken, cooked
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 5 cups white button and Cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • Fresh thyme, chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 leeks, white and pale green parts, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Method:

  1. Remove the skin from the roasting chicken and discard. Remove the meat from the bones and chop into small pieces.  Transfer to a large bowl and season with oregano and fresh cracked pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the mushrooms, thyme and a pinch of salt.  Once the mushrooms start to release liquid, add the wine. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the all of the liquid has evaporated.  Remove from heat and transfer to the bowl with the chicken.
  3. Heat the olive oil in the same saucepan over medium heat.  Add the shallot, leeks and pinch of salt.  Cook until the shallots and leeks are soft, about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and transfer to the bowl with the chicken.  Set aside to cool.
  4. Add the crumbled feta cheese to the cooled filling and mix.  Your filling is now complete and ready to be added to the phyllo pastry.
  5. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a small saucepan over low heat.  Remove from the heat and skim away any foam.  Use only the clarified butter and avoid the white milk solids that have settled on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Gather two of the phyllo sheets and cover the remaining sheets with a damp cloth to avoid drying out.  Lay the two sheets of phyllo along the bottom of a 9-x13-inch (33×23 cm) shallow baking dish.  Allow the sheets to overlap in the center of the pan and the excess to hang over the sides of the pan.  Brush the sheets lightly with some of the melted butter.  Arrange another six sheets of phyllo in the same manner, brushing each sheet with melted butter.  Add the filling and spread it evenly in the pan.
  7. Gather the excess phyllo pastry hanging over the sides of the pan and fold over to enclose the filling.  Brush each layer with melted butter.  Lay the remaining two layers of phyllo pastry on the very top and allow the phyllo to wrinkle and fold to create a ruffled top. Brush with melted butter.  Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from the refrigerator and lightly sprinkle the top of the pastry with water.  Place in the middle of a preheated oven and bake at 350°F (180°C) until golden brown and crispy, about 45 minutes.  Cut into serving pieces and serve warm or cold.

Courtesy 3 Greek Sisters

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Pickled beets

BT Toronto | posted Thursday, Sep 26th, 2013

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Pickled beets

Yields 1 large jar

Ingredients:

  • 10 beets, cooked/peeled & cut in quarters
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup beet juice
  • 3 tblsps honey
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 1/4 bay leaf

Method:

  1. Place the cut beets into a clean, empty jar.
  2. In a small pan bring the reserved beet juice and the remaining ingredients to a boil.
  3. Pour the hot liquid mixture over the beets.
  4. Let come to room temperature and then chill.

Courtesy Marlene MacPherson, www.rogerstv.com/marlenesharvest

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