Fresh Taste Recipes

Moroccan Quinoa Salad

This Moroccan Quinoa Salad is a “balanced meal” made with a lean protein (black beans) and a nutritionally rich ancient grain (quinoa) with fresh veggies (tomatoes, onion and corn), herbs and natural flavours. For an extra nutritional boost and another serving of veggies serve this salad over a bed of deep green spinach! Prep Time: 20 Minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Makes: 8 Servings Moroccan Quinoa Salad Ingredients  1.5 cups (375 ml) – No sodium added canned black beans 1.5 cups (375 ml) – No sodium added canned corn kernels, or frozen corn thawed 2 cups (500 ml) …

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Colourful Beef Stew with Fresh Healthy Veggies

I love eating warm stews when the weather cools down, but I hate how the veggies get soft, mushy, and flavourless by the time the meat is cooked. I altered a simple stew recipe to keep my veggies more fresh and flavourful – and coincidentally more nutritious as well. Steaming veggies is the best way to preserve as much of their nutrition as possible! It is a bit more work, but well worth it. This beef stew is colourful – and the more colour in your food, the better! Ingredients 2 lbs of stewing beef, chopped into 1 inch pieces …

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Tasty Baked Cod

White, mild flavoured cod is a wonderful source of meat protein and it is quick and simple to prepare in a number of versatile and delicious ways. Besides being an excellent low-calorie source of protein (a four-ounce serving of cod contains over 21 grams), cod contains a variety of very important nutrients and has also been shown to be useful in a number of different health conditions. This recipe quick fries the fish to get a light golden crust and then finishes in the oven.  Paired with a fresh green salad, some beets or carrots, and a green vegetable such …

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Baked Lobster Tails

There is nothing quite so extravagant as a succulent lobster tail as the main attraction of a summer patio meal.  It is a once in a while treat that is sure to impress and the good news is that it is quick and easy to prepare! After hosting our annual “Lobsterfest” each summer, we have had the opportunity to experiment to find the perfect technique for choosing and cooking delicious lobster tails (we just aren’t interested in wrestling with cooking and eating whole lobsters). It all begins with choosing lobster from the right ocean.  There really is no comparison, in …

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Baby Kale, Berry and Feta Salad with Lemon Prawns

Perfect Summer Patio Fare! This salad is a perfect dish for hot summer days when you don’t feel like cooking or for serving to company for an al fresco lunch.  Either way it is sure to impress. Not only is it colourful and delicious, the combination of fresh vegetables, nutritious kale, nuts and protein ensures that it is both nutritious and satisfying as a main course all on its own.  You could even mix in some cooked quinoa to have a meal with all four food groups in one! Ingredients 4 c. Baby Kale (or arugula or mixed greens) 1/2 …

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