Raspberry Pie

This delicious pie can be made with any combination of berries! Adapted from here.

  • Pastry for a 9 inch pie (enough for top & bottom)
  • 4 C berries (I used 3 cups of fresh raspberries, and 1 cup frozen blueberries)
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Cream
  • Sprinkle of granulated sugar

Roll out pastry and line the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. In a large bowl, mix together the berries, sugar, flour and lemon juice, then fill pastry shell. Use remaining pastry as the top crust (you can make a criss cross pattern, or if you want a full top crust, make sure to cut some steam vents). Brush top crust with cream and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 425F for 15 minutes, then turn heat down to 350F and bake for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Top with vanilla ice cream or yogurt!

Ya Ya Yam Fries

Baked yam/sweet potato fries take a little extra work, but are deeelish and so much healthier than their deep fried counterparts! Original recipe here. Serve with Srirachup (3 parts ketchup and 1 part Sriracha hot sauce)!

  • 2-3 medium sized yams, peeled and sliced into fries
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch (optional, but helps make them crispy!)
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder (optional)
  • Sprinkle of salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 425F. Coat the raw yam fries evenly in olive oil, cornstarch and spices. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, flip the fries over, and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until fries are crisp.

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Salsa Fresca

Salsa

There is nothing better on a sunny day than some fresh salsa!

  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 green onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped finely (optional)
  • 1/4 green pepper, chopped finely
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime

Mix all together in a small bowl and serve with your favourite Mexican-inspired dishes!

Quick Tomato & Sausage Soup

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Need a quick Sunday dinner? This soup is hearty, full of flavour and takes less than 30 minutes to make!

  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • ~1/2 pound of sausage (pre-cooked), sliced
  • 28oz can whole tomatoes
  • 3 C vegetable broth
  • ~1 C cooked rice
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2-3 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt & pepper to taste

In a large soup pot, saute the onion, bell pepper and carrots in oil for 4-5 minutes. Add sausage and sauté until lightly browned. While sauté-ing, put the can of whole tomatoes into a blender and blend until smooth. Once veggies are soft and sausage has browned, add blended tomatoes and vegetable broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for ~5 minutes, until carrots are tender. Add rice, chili powder, Sriracha, bay leaf, salt and pepper, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf prior to serving. Enjoy!

 

Chicken & Lentil Curry

A high-protein, high-fibre meal! This one’s for your slow cooker. So good on a snowy, cold day. Seriously, what’s with this weather, Vancouver? Enjoy! Click here for pretty pictures & original recipe.

  • 1 1/2 C red lentils
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 tsp curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 4 1/2 C chicken broth
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Plain yogurt, lime wedges & fresh cilantro for garnish

Add all ingredients (except yogurt, lime & cilantro) to your slow cooker. Stir. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4-5 hours. 15-20 before serving, remove chicken and pull apart using two forks. Return to slow cooker to finish cooking. Garnish with a dollop of yogurt, fresh lime juice & a sprinkle of cilantro!