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Jalapeño & Lime Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts Hash

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Brussels Sprouts. Good old brussels sprouts. Disliked by many, and loved as well. You either love them or hate them. I am convinced a lot more people would/could love them if they had them prepared differently. I love brussels sprouts even if they are just steamed or boiled, but ye,s they do have a strong flavour.

For those who do not share my love of brussels sprouts, a dish like this jalapeño, lime, sweet potato, brussels sprouts hash might just help change their mind. Combining them with roasted sweet potatoes definitely might help convert more of you. The sweet deliciousness of roasted sweet potatoes is hard not to love. A little love served up in the form of lime, jalapeño and cilantro. Boo ya! Now we are talking! You know you want some. It’s ok to admit it. I won’t tell anyone.

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Orange, Garlic, Jalapeño Baked Tempeh Recipe & Volcano Rice

Orange Garlic Jalapeño Baked Tempeh

I am going to start out by saying, I LOVE TEMPEH! It’s just so good. Hands down a better choice than tofu. In this recipe I marinate with soy sauce, orange juice, garlic, jalapeño, and cilantro. When you bake tempeh in its marinade it absorbs all that delicious flavour. Tempeh is not a common ingredient in most kitchens in North America, however it is becoming more well known thanks to the growing movement of people who are into healthy eating and plant based diets.

Tempeh, which originated in Indonesia, is fermented soybean paste, with a distinctive, nutty, hearty flavour. It is a good vegetarian source of protein and has a much firmer and stronger taste than tofu. It also has an incredible ability to soak up flavour, better than tofu, even though it has a stronger flavour itself, making it perfect for marinating and baking.

Fermented soybean paste!? Yes, yes, I know. It doesn’t sound very appealing. It actually sounds totally gross and un-edible. Take all the thoughts you just had when you read fermented soybean paste and throw them out the window. Just trust me. Seriously. It’s nothing like tofu. So if you don’t like tofu don’t worry. Just give tempeh a try. At least once. Continue reading

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White Bean & Dill Dip Recipe

This is one of the easiest dips I have ever made. It doesn’t require many ingredients and takes very little time.

The idea for this dip came to me when I was standing in front of the dill at the grocery store.  I was thinking to myself, “I love dill but never  manage to use it all up before it goes bad”,  which is why I don’t buy it that often.  Then I thought, why not make a dip using a whack load of dill.  A real blast of dillicious flavour. Get it?  Cheesy, I know. Continue reading

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“Arroz Verde” with White Beans

Arroz verde is a traditional mexican rice dish made with poblano chiles and herbs.  This is by no means a traditional arroz verde recipe but it is inspired by it.

This is my non-traditional/beans and greens version of arroz verde.

Brown rice and white beans come alive thanks to a mix of fresh dill, parsley and jalapeño peppers.  I have been loving dill recently. Dill isn’t given as much love as a lot of other herbs such as thyme, basil, rosemary, parsley etc. This dish really showcases the wonderful dill flavour.

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Spicy Tempeh with Roasted Cauliflower Coconut Rice

This dish was created on one of those nights when I was tired, it was late, and I had no idea what to make. My friend Justin and I had just gotten home from golfing and it was about 9 PM. One of my favourite things about this time of year is that you can tee off at 4:30, play 18 holes of golf without worrying about not having enough sunlight. Thankfully earlier in the day I had marinated some tempeh. The question was what to make with it.

In the car ride home we brainstormed several different ideas for what to make. None of them were this coconut rice with roasted cauliflower. It kind of just came to us at the last second as we entered the kitchen. Needless to say were thrilled with the result. I don’t think we expected to create something so good that night. It is so simple. Rice, onion, coconut milk, roasted cauliflower. Continue reading

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Black Bean, Sweet Pepper, and Spinach Quesadillas

This was my first time making quesadillas and I must say they were delicious.  The sweet and spicy filling of sautéed red onion and red, green and jalapeño pepper with spinach and black beans is so good it could be eaten on its own. But it’s even better when topped with avocado, delicious homemade salsa, cilantro and a squirt of lime juice in a crispy tortilla with cheese oozing out.

They taste so good, you won’t believe that they are good for you.  I will definitely be making this again. Continue reading

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