Coconut flour is rich in filling, detoxifying fibre. And it’s a grain-free, gluten-free option to replace unhealthy refined flours. It absorbs a lot of water—this is not an ingredient where cupfuls are required. Strawberries offer natural sweetness while licorice-like star anise aids digestion.
Make these pancakes ahead of time and reheat in your toaster or an oven at low heat. This success tip makes pancakes doable on a busy weekday morning.
For pancakes, in large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and sugar. In medium bowl, beat eggs until uniform; beat in milk and oil. Add liquid to dry mixture, whisking until fully combined. Reserve.
For compote, in medium saucepan, combine strawberries, star anise, lemon zest, and vanilla. Cook over medium-low, until strawberries have broken down and mixture is fragrant. Reserve.
In large cast iron skillet over medium-high, add a touch of coconut oil, swirling to coat bottom. Add pancake batter, 2 to 3 Tbsp (30 to 45 mL) at a time. Cook on each side for 2 to 3 minutes, until the underside is golden brown. Keep warm in a low oven (200 F/100 C) while you finish cooking remaining batter.
Remove star anise from compote before serving on top of pancakes.
This recipe is part of the Healthy Recipes for Cleansing collection.
Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner. Fresh is best Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.
What worldwide vacation is complete without a stop in Italy? Dad won’t miss the meat in this flavourful mushroom alternative complete with Italian spices and a zesty vegetable tapenade. Portobellos have a uniquely “meaty” texture and act as a sponge to lock in loads of flavour. This meaty plant-based burger is sure to become a favourite—even with any meat-lovers in your life. Custom-made! Don’t be afraid to customize your burger buns to fit your patties. If your bun’s too big, trim off excess and save the trimmed bits of bread, but don’t discard. Instead, cut into small cubes; drizzle with some olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of choice; bake at 350 F (180 C) for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll have delicious homemade croutons for use in soups and salads throughout the week.
Next stop, Asia! This shrimp burger combines classic Asian flavours with unique toppings for rich umami flavour with the saltiness of the ocean. Whether served on a bun or over rice in a more traditional Asian-style meal, try some unique miso yogurt or wasabi mayo dressing for a fabulous flavour bomb. Keep those burgers juicy Place raw patties on a plate or tray, and cover and freeze or refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to keep them together and to lock in moisture.
While on your burger journey, visit Jamaica, where you’ll find the spicy jerk flavours native to this beautiful island. Maple syrup adds a unique, sticky sweetness, while fresh lime juice highlights the fresh, tangy flavours of the Caribbean. Try making your own jerk seasoning or purchase store-bought for an easy shortcut.