Instead of serving falafel in same-old pita bread, try this salad. Fresh herb and lemon flavours make it sing.
Meyer Lemon Bars
Meyer lemons are sweeter and less acidic than regular lemons, making them perfect for desserts. This bar makes a nice addition to a dessert tray, where the rule of thumb is one lemon item, one chocolate item and one nut item.
Pain Perdu with Maple Blueberry Sauce
So-named because it can be made with stale bread that would otherwise be lost (perdu), this dish is a brunch classic. It’s low fat as is, but you can dress it up by serving with whipped cream and fresh strawberries if you like.
Pretzel-Crusted Pork Chops
Pretzels and mustard are a classic combination. Here we combine them with pork, for a quick-bake pork chop.
Whole Wheat Scones
This low fat treat doesn’t sacrifice flavour for reduced fat. Share with others within a day or so of eating, or freeze, as the lower fat level affects keeping quality.
Wrapped Roasted Salmon and Tomatoes
A perfect jewel of a dinner for two. Serve with whole wheat couscous, if you like.
Mincemeat Pinwheel Cookies
Pinwheel cookies are a Christmas classic. This version uses pre-rolled puff pastry as the dough, and seasonal mincemeat as the filling. Much easier than the traditional version with two colours of home-made cookie dough stacked and rolled.
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Cookies
Melted chocolate makes this drop cookie extra delicious. Look for dried cherries in the bulk area of the grocery store.
Bruschetta Halibut with Easy Green Onion Couscous
A delicious and colourful way to get more healthful omega-3 fat in your family’s diet.
Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Crostini
Making little toasts for crostini under the broiler is a bit fiddly, but this wire-rack oven method reduces the chances of burnt toast. Ricotta is a delicious and unusual topping.