These savoury scones, made with flaxseed powder to lend a nutty taste, are screaming for a smear of butter to be the perfect sidekick for a bowl of steamy soup or chili. Instead of thyme, you could substitute chopped fresh rosemary, while the gluten-free crowd can swap out wheat flour for an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend. You can make these ahead, storing in an airtight container for up to five days or freeze for up to a month.
The grind The shells of flaxseeds are very hard, meaning that whole seeds, and their nutrients, will likely pass through your body undigested if you don’t grind them to “free” the nutrients before consumption. Once ground, any extra flax should be stashed in the fridge or freezer to slow the rate at which the unsaturated fats turn rancid.
A coffee or spice grinder does a great job at rendering flaxseeds into a powder. If purchasing pre-ground, do so only if stored in dark containers or if the package is kept in a refrigerated section of the store.
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
In large bowl, combine oats, and water. In separate bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, cheese, and sugar. Stir egg mixture into oat mixture.
Combine flour, flaxseed powder, thyme, salt, baking soda, and black pepper. Add flour mixture to oat mixture; toss with fork until a sticky dough forms. With floured hands, gently knead dough about 5 times on work surface. Gently pat dough to make a circle about 1 1/2 in (4 cm) thick. Using pizza cutter or chefu2019s knife, cut scones into 8 wedges and lay them in a circular pattern on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 16 minutes, or until set and darkened around edges.
This simple dessert celebrates the glory that is the summer strawberry. Don’t feel you have to stick to strawberries here; swapping them for ripe peaches would also make for a stunning ending to any meal. What to gild the lily with? Add a dollop of whipped coconut cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Flower power Orange blossom water (also known as orange flower water) is produced by water distillation of the blossoms of a bitter orange tree. Just like rose water, a little goes a long way. So, take care and use just a drop or two, tasting as you go so as not to overwhelm but rather to complement the other flavours in a dish.
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.