These special-occasion devilled eggs naturally pickle and dye the exterior of the whites with beets for an eye-catching pop of hot pink on the tablescape.
Many common pantry items can lend a vibrant hue to the brine used to create these colourful devilled eggs, including turmeric root and red cabbage.
To make brine, in medium pot, stir water, vinegar, sugar, and 2 tsp (10 mL) salt. Bring to a simmer, uncovered, to dissolve sugar and salt, add beet, and once returned to a simmer again, turn off heat. Allow to cool slightly.
To large heatproof bowl, add eggs and cover with cooled brine (including beet). Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours or 1 day, stirring a few times.
Remove eggs from brine and transfer to cutting board; discard brine or save for another batch. Slice eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out yolks into medium bowl, placing egg whites on serving platter. Mash yolks with fork and then add in yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, dill, remaining 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt, and pepper, mixing until combined. Pipe or scoop yolk mixture into reserved egg whites and top with additional dill. Serve.
This vegan take on classic shepherd’s pie is jam-packed with bold and rich flavours that will ensure no one will miss the meat. While a great source of fibre, lentils also contain the highest amount of folate out of all plant-based foods. Oven ready If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, you’ll need to transfer cooked lentil filling to a baking dish before topping with mashed sweet potatoes and baking.
Cauliflower has been having a moment lately, and this salad proves exactly why. Tender caramelized cauliflower is crowned in a glorious sweet and savoury crumble that will ensure it a place on your table all month long. Of all tree nuts, pecans have the highest concentration of flavonoids, which offer beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, and they also protect your cells from oxidative damage. Crumble perfection This crumble topping is too good not to use it on other preparations. Sprinkle over a carrot ribbon salad to add some extra pizzazz, use as a glorious garnish on a soup or stew, or consider generously spooning over your next vegetable “steak” to add some delicious textural variation.
This gloriously comforting dish gets its creamy lusciousness from a can of white beans. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand instead of broccoli. Pass the pasta Instead of regular pasta, consider serving this sauce over zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, or cooked spaghetti squash.
This nut-free take on classic queso dip is everything you want and more. Paired with chips, crackers, or crudités, this creamy, zesty, smoky, and oh-so-satisfying dip is easy enough to whip up for a cozy snack or as an appetizer for company. Go nuts! If you’re okay to eat nuts, try substituting sunflower seeds with 1 cup (250 mL) raw cashews.