Meatloaf is a perennial favourite among younger generations at the table. And the best thing about baking up a batch of individual meatloaves is that they cook in half the time they would take if prepared in a larger loaf pan. These are deliciously moist and easily frozen for quick dinners later on. Look for a barbecue sauce without sugar as a primary ingredient. If desired, ground turkey or chicken can replace the beef.
After baking, let items cool for at least 5 minutes in the muffin tray. This will ensure items stay intact when removed and will also go a long way toward preventing burnt fingers.
In colander, place zucchini; sprinkle with salt and let sit for 30 minutes. Squeeze zucchini with your hands to remove excess liquid.
Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). In large bowl, whisk egg. Stir in zucchini, shallots, garlic, oats, 1/4 cup (60 mL) barbecue sauce, tomato paste, thyme, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Gently mix in ground beef. Divide mixture among 12 standard-sized greased muffin cups and spread on remaining 1/4 cup (60 mL) barbecue sauce.
Cook for 25 minutes, or until an internal temperature of 165 F (75 C) is reached when an instant-read thermometer is inserted into centre of meat. Let cool for 5 minutes before unmoulding.
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Custardy French toast drizzled in pure maple syrup is a cozy, cold-weather breakfast classic. We’ve given this recipe a vegan makeover by swapping out eggs in the batter with mashed banana and a bit of ground flaxseed. This clever swap makes the French toast reminiscent of banana bread. Top it off with a decadent drizzle of raspberry syrup and you’re just a quick stint in the kitchen away from breakfast bliss. Citrus swap If you don’t have any bananas around, consider swapping for an orange. In blender, add zest of one large orange along with peeled fruit and other batter ingredients. Blend until smooth and proceed with the recipe as described.
A satisfying plant-based dinner or packed lunch, quinoa and beans add filling protein, while greens, cucumbers, roasted veggies, and a probiotic-rich dressing bring texture and flavour. Try it with a creamy plant-based cheese on top, or goat cheese for non-plant-based eaters. Mix and match Use this recipe as a guideline. Add in your go-tos such as chopped walnuts or hemp hearts, pitted sliced dates, roasted cauliflower, and crumbled feta (plant-based, if desired).
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Sprouted tofu and mushrooms soak up a delicious tamari marinade before being baked along with prepared vegan potstickers and bok choy. A tasty sauce, sesame seeds, and a bed of whole grains to serve tie everything together. Adjust the heat level of this dish in the sauce or at the table so kids can partake. Salad swap Once cool, the tofu mixture can be served on a bed of crunchy romaine for a packable lunch that’ll spark office envy. Keep the sauce on the side and dress right before serving.