Recipes

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

 

4 jars of apple pie overnight oats with apples and flowers in the background

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

This delicious breakfast features nutritious oats and the cozy flavours of apple pie. It's all made ahead of time so you can go ahead and hit that snooze button!
Course Breakfast
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 apple, diced
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, toss apples with maple syrup and cinnamon. Cook in the microwave for 45-60 seconds.
  • In a container or jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, maple syrup and cinnamon. Stir well to combine.
  • Spoon cooked apple on top of the oat mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir before eating.
Keyword apple pie overnight oats, apples, breakfast, breakfast ideas, breakfast recipes, easy breakfast recipe, oats, overnight oats

Garlic Shrimp Linguine

A plate of shrimp linguine with broccoli florets.

Garlic Shrimp Linguine

Calling all pasta lovers! This fast and easy dish is perfect for dinner on a busy weeknight or lazy weekend!
Course Dinner

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package (454 g) uncooked linguine
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 400 g frozen shrimp (thawed, peeled and deveined)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta ccording to package directions. Add broccoli florets during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain pasta and broccoli, and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, toss shrimp with minced garlic.
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Add shrimp and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on one side, flip and cook for another 2 mnutes or until shrimp beginsto turn pink.
  • Add cooked pasta and broccol. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour in lemon juice. Toss until pasta is well coated.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley. Sprinkle on parmesan cheese just before serving.
Keyword Garlic Shrimp Linguine, Linguine, Pasta, shrimp, Shrimp Linguine

Best Shrimp Fried Rice

 

2 bowls of shrimp fried rice

Best Shrimp Fried Rice

The secret to making the best fried rice is to use cold, leftover cooked rice. The grains are drier, giving you just the right texture. (Using freshly cooked rice results in a soggier fried rice!)
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tsp canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, rinsed
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 cups cold, leftover cooked white or brown rice
  • 2 Tbsp sodium reduced soy sauce
  • 1 cup cooked shriimp

Instructions
 

  • In a large fry pan, heat 2 tsp oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add mushrooms and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add peas and cook all of these veggies for another minute.
  • Place veggies aside in a bowl while you cook the eggs.
  • Add 2 tsp oil to the pan. Pour in the eggs and scramble to cook. Place cooked eggs aside in the bowl with the veggies.
  • Crumble the leftover rice with your hands and add to the pan. (Add a bit more oil if needed.) Mix until thoroughly heated. Add soy sauce and mix well.
  • Stir in the cooked onions, mushrooms, peas, eggs and shrimp.
Keyword Fried rice, Shrimp fried rice

Watermelon Salad

 

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad

You can't have a picnic without watermelon! This Watermelon Salad is so flavourful and refreshing - enjoy!
Course Salad

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 1/2 small watermelon, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (or more if you'd like)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped

Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1-2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Add watermelon pieces to a large bowl. Sprinkle in feta cheese and mint.
  • In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and gently toss.
Keyword Picnic, Picnic recipes, Picnic salads, Salads, summer recipes, Watermelon, Watermelon Salad

Shrimp Quinoa Bowl

 

Shrimp Quinoa Bowl

The orange juice and hit of hot sauce make a delicious marinade and dressing for this nutritious bowl!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Quinoa

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water

Marinade & Dressing

  • 1 cup Florida Orange Juice
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 Tbsp vegetable oil (divided: 4 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp)
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp white miso (optional)

Toppings for Quinoa Bowl

  • 1 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced into half moons
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Place water and quinoa in a pot. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  • While quinoa is cooking, place Florida Orange Juice, hot sauce, honey, soy sauce, 4 Tbsp vegetable oil, lime juice and miso (optional) in a bowl. Whisk together.
  • Pour half of the orange juice mixture over the shrimp. Marinate for 15 minutes. Reserve the remaining half of the orange juice mixture to use as a dressing.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to a skillet or wok and sauté, cooking approximately 2 minutes per side until pink and cooked through.
  • Place 1/2 cup quinoa in a bowl and top with shrimp, avocado, cucumber, pepper and green onions.
  • Drizzle with dressing that was set aside, and garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.

Notes

Recipe from Florida Orange Juice.
Keyword grain bowl, orange juice, quinoa, shrimp, Shrimp Quinoa Bowl

Chicken Quinoa Salad

 

Chicken Quinoa Salad in a white bowl with 2 small white side plates

Chicken Quinoa Salad

The peppery arugula blends wonderfully with the quinoa and chicken for a delicious salad! The salad measurements are flexibile - use more or less, depending on what you have!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 1 cup uncooked quinoa, and cook according to package directions)
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken (or search for my recipe for Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs)
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup red pepper, diced

Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add cooked quinoa and salad ingredients into a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together salad dressing ingredients.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently to coat.
Keyword arugula, avocado salad, Chicken kebabs, Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs, quinoa

Fluffy Orange Pancakes

 

Fluffy Orange Pancakes

My family's favourite recipe! Perfect for brunch, Mother's Day or a weekend at the cottage! If you have any leftovers, freeze them between sheets of parchment paper.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Mother's Day
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cups orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp orange zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour (or a mix of both)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • butter or oil for cooking

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, whisk egg and milk. Add orange juice, melted butter, vanilla extract and orange zest. Whisk to combine.
  • In another bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add to the orange juice mixture and stir just enough to moisten.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter or heat oil over medium-high heat, to coat the pan.
  • Pour in 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter (for small pancakes) or 1/2 cup batter for large pancakes. Cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until small bubbles begin to appear and the pancake begins to set. The bottoms should be golden. Flip the pancake and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute or until set.
  • Enjoy with your favourite toppings! Makes 12-16 small pancakes or 8 large pancakes.

Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

 

Two lettuce leaves each filled with a mixture of chickpeas, mango, tomatoes and onions .

Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Here's a fresh and colourful plant-based meal! Bonus: It's a no-cook recipe that's ready in less than 10 minutes!
Course Main Course, Salad, Snack
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup canned chickpeas
  • 1 head Boston or romaine lettuce
  • 1 mango or orange or peach, diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Dressing

  • 1 lime, juiced (about 2 Tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and drain the chickpeas. (Or save the bean water - also called aqua faba - for another recipe.)(Use any leftover chickpeas for another salad or stew.)
  • Wash and dry lettuce leaves.
  • In a large bowl, combine chickpeas, mango / orange, tomatoes and red onion. Toss in cilantro.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk the dressing ingredients.
  • Add dressing to the chickpea mixture. Toss gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Scoop the chickpea mixture into a lettuce leaf. You may also add lettuce into the chickpea mixture to make a salad. Enjoy!

Notes

Adapted from a recipe by the Canadian Pulse Industry.
Keyword chickpeas, plant-based, vegan, vegetarian

BBQ Shredded Tofu Burger

 

Shredded tofu burger on a sesame bun.

BBQ Shredded Tofu Burger

This is a fantastic recipe whether you're new to tofu or have been enjoying tofu for a while. Make sure to use extra-firm tofu for the best texture and results.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 350-400 g block of extra-firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (e.g. canola oil)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease or line a large baking tray.
  • Drain off any excess water from the tofu and pat dry. Use the large side of a cheese grater and grate the tofu into shreds.
  • In a large bowl, combine oil, soy sauce, chilli powder, paprika and garlic powder. Add the shredded tofu and gently mix so that the tofu is all coated.
  • Spread the tofu in an even layer on the prepared pan. Bake for 28-33 minutes until the tofu is browned. Stir the tofu half-way through cooking.
  • Heat the BBQ sauce and water. Stir in the baked tofu. Serve hot on a bun and add your favourite toppings. Or enjoy in tacos or a lettuce wrap.
    [Recipe is a slight modification from ItDoesn'tTakeLikeChicken.com]
Keyword BBQ tofu, tofu, tofu burger

Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake

 

2 large mugs filled with chocolate cake. One mug reads "Mr. Right"; the other mug reads "Mrs. Always Right."

Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake

This mug cake is absolutely delicious and takes only 90 seconds to cook in the microwave!
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all purpose-flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, melt butter in the microwave (about 30 seconds). Stir in canola oil and milk.
  • Whisk the butter mixture into the dry ingredients.
  • Fold in white chocolate chips, then the raspberries.
  • Spoon the batter into 2 large microwave-safe mugs (as shown in the photo) or 4 small microwave-safe mugs. Fill the mugs to about 3/4 full.
  • Microwave on high power for about 90 seconds (add another 20-30 seconds if using large mugs). Do not over cook. Let cool for a few minutes and dust with icing sugar. Enjoy. (Cake will settle slightly after it has cooled.)
    Makes 2 very large servings, or 4 small servings.
    Recipe source: Baking with Bruno, by Bruno Feldeisen.
Keyword chocolate, chocolate mug cake, mug cake, raspberry, Valentine's Day