Lemon Caper Tofu (Tofu Piccata)

Piccata is traditionally made with chicken, but translates perfectly with tofu.  I have been working on this dish for a while and hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Extra-firm tofu is dredged in seasoned chickpea flour, and then served with a lemon, white wine caper sauce.  It is perfection.  It is a great dish for spring and summer served with a side of fresh greens, asparagus and mashed cauliflower.   Continue reading “Lemon Caper Tofu (Tofu Piccata)”

Cherry Cornmeal Muffins

Cherry Cornbread Muffins

All July I’ve been participating in Plantiful Plates Smoothie-a-Day Challenge, which I’ve tended to have for my breakfast. It’s been a perfect time of year to do this—it’s been so hot, so the smoothies are refreshing. I have been using fresh greens and berries which are in abundance now—another bonus.  And, with the recipes and ingredients on hand, what to make for breakfast has been easy.

This weekend I woke up wanting something other than a smoothie and I was craving muffins.  Inspired by the gorgeous sweet Ontario cherries I got at the farmers’ market, I created this protein rich, gluten-free, just sweet enough Cherry Cornbread Muffin. Continue reading “Cherry Cornbread Muffins”

Brownie Pancakes

I love those weekends when we have time to kick back as a family and have a proper relaxing Saturday morning.  Without the hustle and bustle of getting everything ready I usually make pancakes, a household favourite.  This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free and full of chocolatey goodness.  So much so, that I call them Brownie Pancakes. These clean pancakes, do take more than a few minutes to ‘whip together’, and may require you to explore new gluten-free flour options but isn’t it worth it to eat brownies for breakfast, guilt free? Continue reading “Brownie Pancakes”

Spring Zucchini Fritters

We are starting to get the first spring garden goodies in the organic delivery box that we get each week, including zucchini.  These patties are a great way to get the kids to eat zucchini, without knowing they are eating zucchini.  Shredded onion, carrot and fresh herbs make this a bright spring like dish, and the use of besan, chickpea flour, gives the fritter, or patty, provides some lasting substance.  I like to serve these fritters on a bed of sautéed greens, like collards, and topped with fresh gremolata (they are also really good topped with chutney, mango sauce or hot sauce).

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