These high-protein wraps have a short preparation time, but to make them even more quickly, replace the sautéed onion, carrots, celery, and garlic with a frozen roasted vegetable mix.
What’s appealing about this recipe is its adaptability. Make the basic egg-and-veggie mix with your picky eater’s favourite veggies, and add extra toppings (for example, grilled asparagus, sautéed spinach and mushrooms, or black beans) to the wraps of family members who have more sophisticated palates.
1/2 Tbsp (7.5 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) shredded carrots
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped celery
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 free-range eggs
3 Tbsp (45 mL) hummus
2 tsp (10 mL) honey mustard
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 tsp (10 mL) Italian seasoning
1 tsp (5 mL) Montreal spice mix (see recipe to make your own)
2/3 cup (160 mL) low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
4 small whole grain flatbreads
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat, and sauté onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until tender. Set aside.
In small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, hummus, mustard, salt, and pepper.
Scramble eggs then stir in sautéed vegetables, Italian seasoning, Montreal spice mix, and half the cheese.
Assemble wraps, equally distributing remaining cheese and egg-and-veggie mixture among them. Serve with salsa.
Makes 4 servings.
Each serving contains: 254 calories; 14 g protein; 12 g total fat (4 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 26 g carbohydrates; 4 g fibre; 440 mg sodium
source: "Kid-Friendly Breakfasts", alive #347, September 2011
Make the Eat Your Protein Breakfast Wraps vegan by replacing eggs with crumbled tofu and some curry powder, and replacing cheese with ground cashews.
Tourtière is, for me, the dish that best represents Québec. It can be traced back to the 1600s, and there’s no master recipe; every family has their own twist. Originally, it was made with game birds or game meat, like rabbit, pheasant, or moose; that’s one of the reasons why I prefer it with venison instead of beef or pork. Variation: If you prefer to make single servings, follow our lead at the restaurant, where we make individual tourtières in the form of a dome (pithivier) and fill them with 5 ounces (160 g) of the ground venison mixture. Variation: You can also use a food processor to make the dough. Place the flour, salt, and butter in the food processor and pulse about ten times, until the butter is incorporated—don’t overmix. It should look like wet sand, and a few little pieces of butter here and there is okay. With the motor running, through the feed tube, slowly add ice water until the dough forms a ball—again don’t overmix. Wrap, chill, and roll out as directed above.
My love of artichokes continues with this classic recipe, one of the best ways to eat this interesting, underrated, and strange vegetable. Frozen artichoke hearts are a time-saving substitute, though the flavour and texture of fresh artichokes are, by far, much superior and definitely preferred.
Cervelle de canut is basically the Boursin of France, an herbed fresh farmer’s cheese spread that’s a speciality of Lyon. The name is kind of weird, as it literally means “silk worker’s brain,” named after nineteenth-century Lyonnaise silk workers, who were called canuts. Sadly, the name reflects the low opinion of the people towards these workers. Happily for us, though, it’s delicious—creamy, fragrant, and fresh at the same time. Cervelle de canut is one of my family’s favourite dishes. It’s a great make-ahead appetizer that you can pop out of the fridge once your guests arrive. Use a full-fat cream cheese for the dish, or it will be too runny and less delicious.