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Monday, December 10, 2012

Empowered Tomatoes

This protein-packed (hemp protein) tomato side dish will soon became your seasonal favourite. Basil is the quintessential herb for tomatoes, and the rich flavours of this dish will quite simply make your taste buds dance. Best of all, it is such a simple dish to make but has an empowered culinary wow-factor!

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Ingredients

  • Local sun-ripened tomatoes
  • Raw hemp hearts
  • Cold-pressed local oil of your choice
  • Canadian Mineral Salt
  • Locally grown fresh basil
  • Canadian Goat Feta Cheese

Instructions

  1. Slice Tomatoes and place on dish
  2. Sprinkle tomatoes with mineral salt
  3. Add a layer of hemp seed on the tomatoes
    For Vegan Option: Skip step #4
  4. Add crumbled goat feta cheese
  5. Chiffonade basil leaves and add them on your dish
  6. Drizzle a cold-pressed locally-made oil

Nutrition Awareness

This dish offers an array of nutritional value to your diet:

  • Hemp is laden with omegas, digestible proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fibre.
  • The cold-pressed oil augments your omega intake
  • This mineral salt has half the sodium of table salt

Categorization: Wholly Canadian: 100% Canadian Ingredients

Seasonal Rhythm: Summer & Autumn

1 I used Manitoba Harvest hemp seeds
2 I used sunflower oil
3 I used Healthesalt

Tags Summer  Autumn 
Posted by Wholly Canadian at 12:48 PM 0 Comments

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1 TB fresh oregano
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 100 grams of chevre soft goat cheese, approx 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 4 beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded goat cheese (mozza or cheddar)

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa:
    • Add one cup of water to 1/2 cup of quinoa in small pot
    • Bring to a boil
    • Cook & Simmer 15 min
  2. While quinoa is cooking, cut up herbs:
    • Dill
    • Oregano
  3. When quinoa is ready, and still hot (so that the spinach will wilt), add the following to the quinoa in a mixing bowl
    • Hot quinoa
    • Spinach
    • Chopped herbs
    • Chevre soft goat cheese
    • 1/2 cup of shredded goat cheese (save the other 1/2 cup for topping)
    • Apple cider vinegar
    • Salt
    • Minced garlic clove
  4. Tomato Carving:
    • Cut a thin slice of the top of tomatoes and carve out the inside with a melon ball scoop
    • Place carved tomatoes upside for a few minutes so that the any remaining juice can drain
    • Salt the inside of the carved tomatoes if desired
  5. Stuff the tomatoes with the mixture, and pack firmly.
  6. Top the stuffed tomatoes with the other 1/2 cup of cheese
  7. Bake for 20- 25 minutes at 350 degrees, or until the cheese is nicely browned

Nutrition Awareness

This dish offers an array of nutritional value to your diet:

  • Protein from quinoa and cheese
  • Fibre packed from spinach and quinoa
  • Spinach provides a wonderful source of iron
  • Goat cheese is easier to digest than cow cheese

Categorization: Wholly Canadian: 100% Canadian Ingredients

Seasonal Rhythm: Summer & Autumn

Dietary Specifications Taglines:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
Posted by Wholly Canadian at 12:34 PM 0 Comments