Grilling fruits concentrates and caramelizes their natural sugars, making them sweeter. You can also use apricots, nectarines, or peaches. Add a dollop of Greek yogurt instead of ice cream, or top the crisp with Lemony Banana Ice Cream.
To make instant lemony banana ice cream, place two or three chopped frozen bananas in food processor or high powered blender container along with 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon zest. Blend until smooth and creamy. Don’t overprocess or you’ll melt the bananas into a soupy consistency.
Heat coconut oil and honey in skillet over medium heat until melted. Add rolled oats or quinoa flakes, pumpkin seeds, pecans, crystallized ginger (if using), cinnamon, and a pinch of salt to skillet. Heat until grains are toasted, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Be careful not to burn the oats and nuts. Spread mixture on baking sheet or cutting board to cool.
Preheat grill to medium. Brush cut sides of plums with oil. Place fruit on grill grate, cut sides down, and cook until grill marks appear and plums are softened, about 4 minutes.
Place plums in dessert bowls and top with oat mixture and a scoop of ice cream.
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.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.