Nothing tastes better than gently poached salmon full of omega-3 fatty acids—essential to good health. A generous dollop of Avocado Chive Cream gives this dish a host of vital antioxidants necessary for regaining strength and good health. Couple with a nutrient-rich spinach and tomato salad, and you have a light dinner that is soothing on the palate and gentle on a recovering appetite.
Season fish lightly with a little salt and pepper. Sprinkle with 3 tsp (15 ml) chives and set aside at room temperature while preparing Avocado Chive Cream.
Place all Avocado Chive Cream ingredients in blender or food processor. Whirl until smooth. Add a little more lime juice or salt if you wish. Cut a piece of baking paper to fit and press onto surface of Avocado Chive Cream. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Blanch sugar snap peas in boiling water for a minute or two. Then drain and plunge into cold water to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry. Cut into halves and place in large bowl along with spinach and tomatoes. Set aside.
Heat vegetable stock in large, straight-sided sauteu0301 pan large enough to hold salmon fillets in a single layer. Gently place salmon in simmering stock and gently poach over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until cooked medium rare.
To serve, spoon 1 1/2 Tbsp (30 ml) Avocado Chive Cream onto centre of each of 4 serving plates. Place drained salmon fillet on top.
Drizzle olive oil and lime juice over sugar snap peas, spinach and tomatoes. Gently toss to coat evenly and place generous serving alongside salmon fillet. Place a smaller dollop of Avocado Chive Cream on salmon fillet and scatter with a few capers. Sprinkle with generous grating of fresh black pepper.
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.