With a hit of heat from the wasabi, this salad reminds us that winter too has its greens to offer, with a world of healthy benefits unrivalled by iceberg.
2 tsp (10 mL) roasted garlic
4 tsp (20 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2 mL) wasabi powder
1 egg yolk
1 cup (250 mL) organic canola oil
2 tsp (10 mL) fish sauce
Juice of half a lime
1/4 cup (60 mL) rice wine vinegar
Mash roasted garlic in a large bowl, then whisk in Dijon mustard, wasabi powder, and egg yolk. In a slow steady stream, whisk in canola oil. Mixture should thicken into a creamy mayonnaise consistency. To finish, whisk in fish sauce, lime, and vinegar.
Salad and Dressing
1 1/2 Tbsp (22 mL) olive oil
1 Tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 cups (1 L) mixed organic winter salad greens (arugula, mache, endive, red romaine)
12 thin slices smoked albacore tuna or smoked wild salmon
1 daikon radish, peeled and grated
2 cups daikon sprouts, washed and trimmed
Mix olive oil and lemon juice together and season with salt and pepper. Lightly toss salad greens in dressing.
To plate, smear a teaspoon of wasabi aioli on the plate. Top with dressed salad greens. Place 3 slices of albacore on top of greens, then garnish with grated daikon radish and sprouts. Serves 4.
source: "A Healthy Habit", alive #291, January 2007
Tarts are timeless, and a good tart is always a people-pleaser. And who doesn’t love something with chocolate in any form? This classic tart is so easy to make with fresh fruit and hints of orange in a delicious chocolate crust. Once firm, it cuts like a dream into 16 easy slices. Fruity faves This remarkable tart lends itself well to a bevy of flavours. We conjoined raspberries with chocolate and orange in our tart. But you can stretch the boundaries with all sorts of fruits such as mango, pineapple, and papaya. If you’re longing to go somewhere tropical but the opportunity has scooted away, make this timely tart and fill it with the flavours of the tropics.
This cozy winter drink is perfect for sipping by the fireside. Serve it up with our Maple Pecans. It’s soothingly delicious and creamy served hot or cold. Plant milks We’ve suggested oat milk for an ultimate creamy beverage in our recipe. But any plant milk will be equally delicious. Other possibilities include unsweetened soy, almond, rice, and regular dairy milk products. Iced maple milk affogato A true Italian affogato is vanilla gelato or ice cream doused in espresso. In our version we place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a glass and douse it with our hot Dreamy Maple Sipper. Shave some dark chocolate on top and gratings of nutmeg. Serve with a tall spoon. Delicious!
Here’s the perfect recipe for a fireside snack attack. It’s so easy and can be made ahead and stored in a tightly covered container in the fridge or freezer without losing crispness. Delicious served with a hot toddy. Crunchy munchies Switch out pecans for Brazil nuts or walnuts, or even mixed nuts. The trick is to use raw nuts, as opposed to roasted, as these would become too toasted. Try playing with different spices such as cinnamon or curry powder. These are delicious served on crostini that’s been spread with our Creamy Feta Dip.