Salad for breakfast? Trust me when I say this is a wonderful way to start your day. The grapefruit in this recipe is full of the body-boosting antioxidant vitamin C and just the smell of it may boost serotonin levels and your mood. Avocados are chock full of folic acid and omega-3s, which have both been shown to have mood-boosting benefits.
Place large cast iron skillet or frying pan over medium-low heat. Add rolled oats and almonds, and toast, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Remove to bowl and replace pan back over medium-low heat.
Add coconut oil and maple syrup to pan and cook until bubbly, about 30 seconds to a minute. Stir in reserved toasted oats and almonds, chia seeds, hemp hearts, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt. Cook mixture, stirring often with heatproof spatula or wooden spoon, until it turns golden brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside, allowing granola to cool at room temperature for at least 20 minutes. If you push granola into a pile in the centre of the pan and let cool, it will form into granola clusters. Granola will become crunchy as it cools. Granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
When ready to assemble salad, using sharp knife, cut a small slice from bottom and top of grapefruits. Place one cut side on cutting board and, working from top down, cut peel off, making sure not to leave a lot of white pith on the outside. Cut each grapefruit in half, then slice into half-moons about 1/2 in (1.25 cm) thick. Discard any seeds and place in large bowl along with jicama, avocado, and olive oil. Gently toss together and divide among 3 serving bowls. Top with sprinkle of fresh mint, ground black pepper, and 2 Tbsp (30 mL) granola on each salad.
This Asian-inspired stir-fry takes full advantage of the crunch Brussels sprouts achieve when they’re heated quickly. The sweet-and-sour sauce delivers a tangy edge, and tempeh offers plant-based protein and a blast of umami. If you want meat in the dish, you can replace tempeh with ground pork. Ready, set, go Stir-frying is a cooking method that thrives on speed. That means you want to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go into the pan. That also means no chopping on the fly.
Two fall stalwarts—rutabaga and Swiss chard—team up to bring seasonal flavour to these baked savoury cakes. A topping of velvety cashew cream adds a little extra spark. Rutabaga burgers, anyone? You can also prepare these cakes burger-style in a skillet. Simply form rutabaga and chard mixture into burger-sized patties and cook in greased skillet over medium-high, until golden brown on both sides.
If you’re feeling a bit burnt out when it comes to your typical morning repast, consider pivoting to this bowl of nutrition and quintessential fall flavours. It might just be the cozy sweater of the breakfast world. If you need extra energy to power your day, you can scatter on some crunchy granola. The sweet potato mixture can be made a day or two in advance and reheated in the microwave before serving. Pick of the crops For sautéing purposes, you want to use pears that keep their shape when heated. Bosc and Anjou are two good options. Fuji, Cortland, Honeycrisp, and Empire are excellent apple choices for heating in the skillet, as they won’t turn too mushy.
A plant-based spinoff of shepherd’s pie makes an ideal use for those surplus starches. Flavour-rich shiitake mushrooms and saucy lentils meet creamy potatoes in a protein-filled and satisfying comfort meal packed with nutrition and perfect for any cool-weather dinner. Mash it up Do you have other kinds of leftover mash on hand? Any mash befits the top of this comfort food. Try substituting potatoes with mashed sweet potatoes or yams. For lower carb options, try celeriac or cauliflower mash!