Matcha Pistachio Truffles

When you need an afternoon pick-me-up, try a healthy buzz over another cup of caffeine or a timbit in the staff room. These are high in protein, healthy fats and antioxidants to boost and maintain your energy, with zero processed sugar. Just dates for the perfect sweetness to balance earthy matcha and nuts.

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Acorn Squash with Spiced Apple and Walnut

Sugar and spice and all things nice is what Fall brings to the kitchen. This seasonal dish adds sweet and spicy dimensions to buttery roasted acorn squash.  The stuffing is simple and consists of caramelized apples, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Rich in flavour and colour, this is a beautiful and nutritious dish to warm up to this Fall. Continue reading

Autumn Black Rice and Acorn Squash Pilaff

Wild rice and squash together make a sophisticated Halloween-hued Autumn dish. The wild rice has a distinctive chewy texture and nutty flavour, which contrasts the tender and sweet squash. Best of all, it is super easy to make in bulk for a large party. Make it a hit this Thanksgiving, and happy long weekend everyone!
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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Spice up your fried rice game with caramelized pineapples, toasted cashews and Thai flavours that will make your neighbours drool. Packed with nutritious vegetables, fruits and nuts, you can keep it vegetarian, or add eggs and shrimp for extra protein. The key to good fried rice is to use cold day-old rice so that it does not clump together. Another tip is to have the added ingredients evenly diced and divided in dishes next to the wok, as it comes together quickly once the wok is fired up. This recipe yields a generous 6 servings to make it well worth your time. Continue reading

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