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Spinach Tomato Sauce

INGREDIENTS: Canola or olive oil, for cooking 1 bag baby spinach, washed 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 19 oz. (598 mL) can diced tomatoes, undrained, or any kind of tomato sauce Salt, to taste DIRECTIONS: Heat a drizzle of oil in a heavy skillet set over medium-high heat; tear the spinach into the pan and...

Bagels

Store-bought bagels that are close to the size of your head can weigh in at 500 calories apiece, even though they are low in fat. Flavour these more appropriately-sized ones any way you like by stirring in some grated cheese, caramelized onions, fresh garlic, cinnamon and raisins, toasted nuts...

Yeast-Raised Waffles

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water 2 tsp. (10 mL or 1 pkg.) active dry yeast 2 cups (500 mL) warmed milk (regular or soy) 1/4 cup (60 mL) melted butter, non-hydrogenated margarine or canola oil 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour (or a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat – I usually...

Hot Cross Buns

INGREDIENTS: 1 package (2 tsp or 10 mL) active dry yeast 1/3 cup (85 mL) sugar 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) lukewarm water, milk or a combination of both 4- 4 1/2 cups (1 L) all-purpose flour 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger pinch allspice 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt 1/4 cup...

My Granola

INGREDIENTS: 6 cups (1.5 L) old fashioned (large flake) oats 1-2 cups (250-500 mL) chopped or sliced nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, pecans, green pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, ground flax seeds) 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt Pinch cinnamon (optional) 1/4-1/3 cup (60-85 mL) honey 1/4-1/3 cup (60-85 mL) maple syrup or brown rice syrup 2-4 tbsp...

Green eggs and ham

I updated traditional devilled eggs just so I could use the name. But they’ve turned out to be among my favourites! Spinach, eggs, ham and cheese are a great combo. These are really intensely flavoured little bites. Ingredients: 6 large eggs, hardboiled 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil 2 slices deli ham, chopped...

Mac & Cheese With Bacon and Chard

I can’t imagine a better way to get my leafy greens than tucked into a bed of pasta with warm, melting cheese. For a gluten-free version, use brown rice pasta and rice flour to thicken the sauce, and swap the bread crumb topping for more cheese. Ingredients: 1 lb (454 g)...

Zucchini Marmalade

Try to buy thick-skinned fruit; thinner skinned citrus fruits don’t have much to contribute to marmalade! Ingredients: 2 lemons 1 large orange 2 cups (500 mL) water 1 medium-small zucchini, coarsely grated (about 1 1/2 cups) 4 cups (1 L) sugar Directions: Wash the lemons and orange well and grate the zest off using the coarse side...

Spinach Meatballs

I haven’t met a kid yet who doesn’t love meatballs. They make perfect delivery vehicles for spinach and other greens, and while you’re at it, no one will notice a little added ground flax seed. Omit the breadcrumbs if you want them to be wheat-free, or substitute ground oats....

Breakfast Bean Cookies

These are substantial, not too sweet, have an amazingly tender texture, and keep longer than other low fat cookies. Puréed, you don’t even know the beans are there! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups (500 mL) oats (quick or old-fashioned, not instant) 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose or whole-wheat flour 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder 1...

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