The broth in this recipe lightens the dish and allows the healthy vegetables to take a leading role. In fact, if you want to make it a soup instead, increase the broth. The saffron adds an interesting flavour.
Let’s make pasta extra-special by adding mussels and our favourite high-fibre food, beans. Bonus: Enjoy this fancy but easy dinner in under 20 minutes.
Halibut is a good source of heart-healthy omega-3s, as is salmon, which also works well in this recipe. The homemade pickled onions are easy, and great on sandwiches and burgers; they’ll last a few weeks in the fridge. As for gremolata, it’s an Italian condiment served with veal or fish; it gives a burst of flavour, bringing the mild taste of halibut to life.
This salad can easily be made with gluten-free pasta as well. If fresh peas are available, buy two (or more!) bags and freeze the extra for future use. They’re delicious in season and can be added to many recipes. Blue cheese varies in taste intensity by brand; a simple way to tell if it’s really strong is to sniff the package.
Traditional recipes for Irish stew use a tough, fatty cut of lamb and only potatoes, onions and herbs. This up-to-date version with lamb leg steaks is leaner, and more colourful with the addition of carrots.
This cabbage rolls recipe isn’t just easy and quick to make, it’s healthy too.
This hearty dish is one of the best comfort foods out there.
These will quickly become your family’s go-to meal for busy weeknights.
A versatile, satisfying, vegetarian dish.
Using some of the shellfish cooking liquid to make the salad dressing enriches the flavor.
Toasting brings out the flavor of many ingredients, especially nuts and grains. This pilaf calls for whole grains of buckwheat (called groats) that have been preroasted. Sold in most supermarkets as ‘kasha’ it comes in both whole-grain and cracked versions.
A small amount of salmon and shrimp goes a long way in this one-bowl meal.
The crust of this pizza is lighter tasting, with a distinct beet flavor. Beets are alkaline-forming, so this is a good one to make when your stress is high.
Grains, such as barley, are virtually fat free, a good source of dietary fibre and low in cholesterol. The dressing is a big taste component in this recipe, so always use a high-quality extra virgin olive oil.
To create this delectable dish, Chef Anthony Rose uses his favourite local Canadian mustard, Kozlik’s Triple Crunch, for an extra pop of flavour. Try using your favourite mustard for a personalized touch on this sweet salad topped with crunchy toasted almonds.
These pitas are filled with Mediterranean flavours. You can find tahihi, a sesame paste, in health food and large grocery stores.
The rich flavour of the grilled pork is cut by the tang of ruby grapefruit.
A ready-to-use mixed seafood selection provides the base for this tasty and attractive salad, perfect for an easy summer meal. Seafood is an excellent source of zinc, which is essential for a healthy immune system but often lacking in the diet. Serve with a loaf of crusty French bread.
One of my favourite soups is Seafood Soup with with Fennel and Saffron. The aroma of the onion, fennel, garlic and saffron fills the house and brings me back to the last time I tasted a bowlful’honestly, it’s that powerful.
Bring kale to breakfast with this healthy green smoothie from Montreal raw-food restaurant Crudessence