3 oz (85 g) dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
12 fresh large strawberries, or other seasonal fruit
2 oz (60 g) white chocolate, coarsely chopped
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
To melt chocolate, place coarsely chopped dark chocolate in top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water. Melt chocolate, stirring until smooth. Remove top of double boiler from simmering water.
Alternately, melt chocolate in microwave on low power, stirring every few seconds until soft and creamy.
Dip each strawberry into melted chocolate, giving a little shake as you withdraw it. Swirl with a quick motion to release any extra chocolate. Place on lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining strawberries.
Melt white chocolate in the same manner as dark chocolate. Transfer to a small plastic bag and cut a tiny hole in the corner. Drizzle white chocolate back and forth over dark chocolate, coating berries in a zigzag fashion. Cool dipped fruit on baking sheet at room temperature in a cool place. Best served the same day.
Each serving contains:
314 calories; 4.5 g protein; 16 g fat (6 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 40 g carbohydrates; 3 g fibre; 27 mg sodium
source: "Romancing the Dinner Table", alive #328, February 2010
If breakfast oatmeal is your jam, you’ll happily spoon up this oat-infused hearty chili. It comes together quickly enough to add to your weeknight dinner routine, but soaking the steel-cut oats ahead of time is key to having them cook more efficiently. Toppings run the gamut of avocado, sour cream, broken tortilla chips, cilantro, or grated cheddar. Hot stuff Chili powders can range greatly in their heat levels. So, it’s important to know the type you’re working with to gauge how much of a fiery kick it will add to a dish.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.