California Asparagus Frittata with red bell pepper and feta

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You have probably been eying up the fresh asparagus in your local grocery store or market in the last couple of months. Not only is asparagus packed with health benefits, it is also delicious! Try this tasty and healthy recipe starring this versatile veggie.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus trimmed
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 10 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 red bell pepper julienned
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
  • Sprigs of Italian parsley for garnish


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  2. To blanch asparagus, in a large frying pan, bring approximately 3 inches of water to a boil. Stir in 1 tbsp of salt.
  3. Add asparagus,...
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Peppercorn corn bisque

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Here’s a flavourful, gluten-free soup option to help tingle your taste buds. The cream could be changed to skim or 1% milk to lower the fat and calories.


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter - 30 mL
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 7 garlic cloves, roasted
  • 1 cup yellow pepper, sliced - 130 g
  • 1/8 tsp salt - 0.5 mL
  • 4–5 quarts prawn or fish stock - 4–5 L
  • 5–7 cobs of corn, with corn removed (or 3–4 cups of frozen corn)
  • 1/2–1 cup cooked brown rice - 80–130 g
  • 1/2–1 cup table cream - 125–250 mL
  • peppercorns


Optional garnishes

  • 1/4 cob of corn, grilled
  • basil oil and scallions


Instructions

  1. Heat the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until soft and caramelized. Stir in the garlic and yellow pepper, and season with a...
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No-bake frozen blueberry pie

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This delicious frozen dessert is high in protein and fibre. It’s delicious with fresh or frozen blueberries so it’s easy to make even when blueberries are not in season. And, since it is a no-bake pie, it’s a great recipe to make with kids.


Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup almonds, whole or sliced - 125 mL
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped - 250 mL
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened, finely shredded - 180 mL
  • coconut
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted - 45 mL
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup - 30 mL
  • 1 tsp cinnamon - 5 mL
  • 1 tsp orange zest, finely grated - 5 mL
  • 1/8 tsp pinch of salt - 0.5 mL

Filling

  • 1-1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen - 375 mL
  • 1 cup plain 11% Greek yogurt - 250 mL
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup - 60 mL
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature - 60 mL
  • 3 tbsp...
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Pasta with roasted asparagus and almond pesto

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Here's a vegetarian recipe - comfort food made with healthy oils to help maintain a healthy body weight. You could also use half whole wheat and half regular spaghetti instead of linguini. This recipe can be doubled. The sauce can be served on any type of pasta or on salmon.


Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, divided - 3 mL
  • 1/2 lb asparagus, trimmed (about 15 spears) - 225 g
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes - 500 mL
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided - 60 mL
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds - 125 mL
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves - 60 mL
  • 2 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese - 30 mL
  • 1 lb dried linguine - 450 g
  • pepper


Preparation

  1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and heat the oven to 425F (220C). Bring a large pot of salted water...
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