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Father’s Day Flavour Fiesta


These vibrant dishes, inspired by the flavours of Mexico and Latin America, are full of healthy ingredients that promise not only to inspire a day of deliciousness but also to bring a host of health benefits to the party.


Pinto Bean and Pasilla Pepper Dip

Pinto Bean and Pasilla Pepper Dip
Pickled Radish and Cabbage Slaw

Crunchy, with sharp and satisfying flavour, this hearty salad is a great accompaniment to tacos (including the ones in the next recipe). Cabbage is high in fibre and vitamins C and K. Higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables such as radishes and cabbage is linked to lower rates of cancer.

Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps with Tomatillo Salsa Verde

These taco-inspired lettuce wraps are full of vibrant flavour tempered by subtle heat, all topped off with a zingy tomatillo salsa. Shredding the chicken helps to make a small quantity of chicken feed a crowd, and the texture pairs well with the light wrapper. The bright salsa features heart-healthy tomatillos, which contain phytochemicals called withanolides, which studies have found can help inhibit cancer cell growth.

Rockfish Ceviche

Refreshing flavours with a spicy zing—and, at 15 g per serving, a whopping load of protein—come together in this classic ceviche. Rockfish, often sold under the name Pacific snapper, is high in selenium—an 85 g serving provides 44 percent of the recommended daily value of the mineral, which has a role in preventing infection and cell damage, as well as in the proper functioning of the thyroid. Rockfish is also a good source of healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fats.

Quinoa, Pepper, Black Bean, and Corn Salad

This take on “Texas Caviar” with the addition of quinoa lends an added punch of protein. It’s full of antioxidant-rich red vegetables and is a great source of iron, potassium, and dietary fibre. Savour it like a salad, spoon it over tacos, or scoop it like salsa; the variety of textures, flavours, and subtle spice makes this a party-perfect dish.

Spicy Raspberry Habanero Ice Pops

Inspired by the fresh fruits used in traditional Mexican paletas, these ice pops with an unexpected twist are full of antioxidant-rich red raspberries. Not so spicy that kids can’t try them, the fruity heat of habaneros lends an unexpected, intense, and exciting flavour with a warm lingering finish.




Celebrate Spring

Spring dawns and with it an awakening of our mood and senses. Shoots and leaves are emerging, and we’re greeted by a host of fresh vegetables rearing their heads after a long winter. It’s always a joy to see the first rhubarb, delicate peas, spring leeks, and asparagus. It’s also a time to savour spring treasures that are in more fleeting supply—such as fiddleheads, ramps, (delicate, yet spicy) salad turnips, and nettles. It’s like greeting old friends you haven’t seen in a while, a chance to savour their abundance and the health benefits they provide. Spring is a symbolic new beginning, which makes it a great time to learn something new in the kitchen. Whether it’s tackling an artichoke, something that always seemed too daunting, or finally experimenting with a vegetable you’ve admired but never dared to try, read on. Now’s the perfect time. These six spring-inspired recipes will help you get creative in the kitchen while helping you celebrate the bounty of nature. Welcome the optimism that spring brings.