August 16, 2010

Recipe News: Blueberries abound in sweet, savoury recipes

"Just recently I was visiting my sister when i spied a bowl of fresh blueberries on her kitchen table.

I casually popped a handful in my mouth and couldn't believe the burst of tart sweet flavour that sent my tastebuds into the stratosphere! I surrendered to the lush texture and wonderful mouth feel these gorgeous little balls of blue gave me, and I devoured the whole bowl.

It turned out I did myself a world of goodness as, according to the BC Blueberry Council, blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of dietery fibre and they contain substances that have antioxidant qualities. And that's just for starters. And — at only 80 calories per cup, there's no feeling blue when you bite into this blue food! Enjoy the following recipes courtesy of BC Blueberry Council. ("

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August 11, 2010

Recipe News: BBQ Salmon With Cucumber-Mashed Potatoes

"Today’s recipe utilizes the unusual combination of potatoes and cucumbers, for barbecue salmon served on top of cucumber-mashed potatoes that have a little dill. As a restaurant item, this combination was super-popular, and the texture is really nice because the diced cucumber is folded in just before serving."

Includes recipe for:

  • BBQ Salmon With Cucumber-Mashed Potatoes

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August 2, 2010

Recipe News: Family Meals Matter: Summer foods with a twist Read more:

"If the summer heat has lulled your family into a culinary stupor, it's time to wake up your taste buds! This week we're featuring recipes that use familiar summer foods in delicious but unexpected ways.

Take the cucumber, for instance. This summer staple comes alive this week in Cucumber and Black Eyed Pea Salad paired with grilled Ranch Chicken. Wrap up the meal with Aunt Dotty's Rhubarb Pie where a creamy custard sauce balances sweet-tart fruity flavors."

Includes recipe for:

  • Cucumber and Black Eyed Pea Salad

  • Ranch Chicken

  • Aunt Dotty's Rhubarb Pie

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July 23, 2010

Recipe News: Trading Post: Berry, berry good recipes for summer entertaining

"Need a few more recipes for summer entertaining?

The berry cake recipe here is a favorite of Doris Bachman of Roanoke. The colorful mix of berries, gelatin and yellow cake is inverted onto a platter and can be topped with whipped topping or ice cream.

Next is a grilled pork tenderloin recipe from Toni McCue of Springfield. It’s topped with a strawberry salsa, but it’s not limited to summer."

Includes recipes for:

  • Upside Down Berry Cake

  • Pork Tenderloin With Strawberry Avocado Salsa

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July 19, 2010

Recipe News: Mom recipes: new takes on chicken

"It may be summer, but that doesn't mean that you have to fire up the grill when chicken is on the menu. The following recipes are new twists on a staple protein."

Includes recipes for:

  • Chicken Piccata Salad

  • Creamy Jalapeño Chicken

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July 6, 2010

Recipe News: Easy cheesy recipes

"Katy Power teaches her students that the key to cooking great-tasting, nutritious meals day after day is to keep it simple. The majority of teenagers have simple tastes and the underlying goal in a household is to make sure there are plenty of basic ingredients available so that meals and snacks can be prepared and cooked when needed. We have included a number of simple recipes suitable to make as a snack, lunch, or for dinner over the school holidays, when the students need something to occupy their time and satisfy their appetite. Our Mini Cheese Muffins and Cheesy Rolls are ideal for the junior cooks as well as the older teenagers. The Cheesy Rolls are a popular South Island variation of cheese on toast while the mini muffins offer a small serving size that is great as a healthy snack between meals. All recipes are a good source of protein, calcium and healthy carbohydrates and are easy and quick to make." Includes recipes for:
  • Mini Cheese Muffins
  • South Island Cheesy Rolls
  • Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Mushrooms
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Recipe News: Try fast-fix recipes that begin with deli-roasted chicken Read more:

"Looking for a way to get out of the kitchen to enjoy summer activities with friends and family?
Here's a secret for cooks looking for time-saving shortcuts that won't compromise the taste of homemade meals. Fully cooked, roasted chicken sliced to desired thickness at the deli counter can save hours of preparation time for dishes calling for roasted chicken as an ingredient.
By substituting chicken that's already been slow-roasted and seasoned when bought sliced at the deli, meals can still have the homemade taste of roasted chicken even if the cook has spent the day at the beach, on the golf course or in the garden.

Read more:"

Includes recipes for:

  • Chicken lettuce wraps with barbecue dressing

  • Chicken gazpacho sandwich

  • Pulled chicken and tomato-vegetable soup

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June 30, 2010

Recipe News: Recipes that are subtly strawberry

"Maybe it's because they are the first fruit of summer. Or perhaps it's because they know how drop-dead gorgeous they are.

But strawberries have a show-off way about them. Look at me with my fancy whipped cream cap, I'm the center of attention in shortcake!

Hey, don't I deserve top billing in strawberry-rhubarb pie!

Strawberries, can you for once be more modest, more subtle?

To fully appreciate the spectrum of their range, I sought out recipes that recast these fruits from the lead to supporting role."

Includes recipe for:

  • Strawberry Butter

  • Whipped Cream Biscuits

  • Ginger-Berry Spinach Salad

  • Strawberry BBQ Sauce

Full article here.

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June 22, 2010

Recipe News: Turn up the heat with spicy Thai dish

"Soaring summertime heat always sends me in search of spicy food.

Maybe it’s the idea that at least if I’m heating myself up on the inside, I have some kind of control over my body temperature, whatever the thermometer says outside.

I know that many of my friends turn to the grill rather than heat up the kitchen, but I have a confession to make. Unless my husband has volunteered to cook outside, I’m going to be at the stove. The one time I tried to light a grill by myself I nearly burned off my eyebrows. I resolve to overcome that little stumbling block this year, but for now, I am safely indoors, cooking up Thai food.

The nice thing about this dish is that much like a stir-fry, it really doesn’t take long to cook and you’re not going to be using many pots (just one for the pork and a second one to cook the rice).

So if you have all of your ingredients prepped before you get started, you can throw your dinner together in no time and still have time to relax with your cool beverage of choice (mine seems to be iced jasmine tea at the moment).

A note on the spice level: When I made this for my mother, who has always enjoyed fiery dishes, she was glowing (Southern ladies don’t sweat, you know, they glow), and her nose was running. That was with two jalapenos and a generous squirt of sriracha sauce.

I’ve modified the recipe to make it a bit milder, but by all means, reduce the sauce or leave it out altogether if you’re concerned."

Includes recipe for:

  • spicy thai pork tenderloin

Full article here.

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June 15, 2010

Recipe News: Focaccia bread recipe is a quick meal to make; adding veggies to it makes it healthier

"A quick and easy recipe with an amazing aroma and topped with healthy vegetables, it's little wonder focaccia is such a popular bread. Sometimes considered the predecessor of the modern pizza, the name is derived from the Roman phrase panis focacius, meaning flat bread cooked on a hearth.
The vegetable topping enhances the taste and appearance of the dish. The mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, olives and onion provide excellent nutritional value. The tomatoes, for example, contain vitamin C and the antioxidant lycopene."

Includes recipe for:

  • Herbed Veggie Focaccia Bread

Full article here.

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