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CELERIAC – my new favourite vegetable

CELERIAC – my new favourite vegetable

A while ago now during a family gathering, we were treated to a wonderful buffet.  One dish immediately caught my attention.  A tangy, creamy side dish with a light crunch and  subtle hint of Dijon. It was love at first bite.  What is this, I asked?  The response… rémoulade de céleri-rave…from a local catering service.  English translation…celery root salad. Once we returned home I immediately went to our local market in search of this new-to-me vegetable.  Celery root or celeriac…

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JESSE’S VEGAN MAYONNAISE

JESSE’S VEGAN MAYONNAISE

Remember when I posted about some diet changes we have been working on and how I suggested you save the juice (aka aquafaba) from canned chickpeas?  Well this next recipe from the same Galley Peep that sent me her fabulous falafel recipe  will make that wee effort worth your while.  Her recipe was a huge hit at a recent gathering (that recipe can be found here Jesses’s Fabulous Falafel). I tweaked her mayo recipe ever so slightly for a less…

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CRAB ROLLS with AVOCADO MAYO

CRAB ROLLS with AVOCADO MAYO

What is it about fluffy white hot dog buns?  Certainly not my healthiest choice of breads but when it comes to steamed hot dogs piled with grilled onions or saurkraut and really good mustard they can’t be beat.  And for some reason lobster or crab rolls fall into that same something-about-comfort-food-and-childhood-memories category. Here you have it.  My little guilty pleasure.  ‘Marshmallow’ white bread hot dog buns slathered with butter. All those healthy greens should balance it out. And by the…

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BASIL AOLI

BASIL AOLI

Making aoli is so easy to do. With just a handful of ingredients and an immersion blender you can whip up a wonderful sauce in seconds, to serve with your next fish dinner, use as a sandwich spread or smeared on your burger. BASIL AOLI 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 1 egg 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 small garlic cloves, chopped 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup good quality EVOO Add basil, garlic, egg, lemon juice…

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CAULIFLOWER (not potato) SALAD

CAULIFLOWER (not potato) SALAD

I have been on a cauliflower kick lately. So many surprisingly delicious recipes that can be created using this unassuming vegetable. If you are ‘carb conscious’ as we aren’t, this is a real winner and great substitution for traditional potato salad and easily just as delicious…     CAULIFLOWER (not potato) SALAD 4 cups cooked (steamed) cauliflower florets 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 boiled eggs (yolks removed and set aside, whites chopped) 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt 1 tbsp…

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PRESSURE COOKER POTATO SALAD

PRESSURE COOKER POTATO SALAD

If I wasn’t a pressure cooker advocate before, I certainly am now. I have used our little 2 qt cooker at home several times but this was my first time onboard and WOW! just 3 minutes and potatoes AND eggs were ready for a perfectly easy potato salad. …served with some juicy grilled chicken… PRESSURE COOKER POTATO SALAD 1.5 lbs mini potatoes, cut in half 2 eggs in shells 1 cup water 1/2 cup mayonnaise 3 green onions, sliced 2…

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