Tag: fruits and veggies

Aug 16, 2018

Chocolate Chip Spinach Banana Bread

Where has summer gone?! While I love baking all-year-round, my mind really shifts into baking-mode come September. Back-to-school, office treats,…

Aug 7, 2018

Nice cream

Nice cream is the vegan version of ice cream made out of frozen bananas. Not only is it a great…

Jul 30, 2018

Watermelon Mint Salsa

Recipe by Chef Michael Smith This is a delicious condiment to add to your grilling or snacking repertoire. Like any…

Jul 23, 2018

All about Swiss Chard!

Swiss Chard

This month we are featuring the colourful and nutritious Swiss Chard!  Swiss Chard, also known as just chard, is a…

Jul 6, 2018

Tofu Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Full of flavour, texture, and all-round goodness, these Marinated Tofu Summer rolls are packed with wholesome ingredients and make for…

Apr 20, 2018

Smashed Cucumber Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Smashed Cucumber Salad with an Asian style dressing from Chef Michael Smith

Recipe by Chef Michael Smith A smashed cucumber tastes very different from a sliced one. Brighter, fresher, more floral, and…

Apr 9, 2018

Vegetable Croquettes

Croquettes that the whole family will love, that’s a winning recipe! Everyone knows you’re supposed to be eating more veggies…

Mar 26, 2018

Rosemary Vanilla Glazed Parsnips

Rosemary Vanilla Parsnips fill Half Your Plate

© Chef Michael Smith 2018 Parsnips are a root vegetable, the way a plant stores sunshine as sugar. They keep…

Mar 20, 2018

5 uses for your cauliflower

You always hear, the more colorful a vegetable is, the more vitamins and nutrients it contains.  Certain vitamins are responsible…

Mar 5, 2018

What do you do with butternut squash?

Butternut Squash

Are you cooking with butternut squash? Check out this video that will show you how to prepare your squash and…

Feb 16, 2018

Three homemade salsas and how to use them!

Sunshine Salsa

One of my favourite ways to use fruits and veggies up is to make salsa.  It’s such an easy way…

Jan 26, 2018

Filling Half Your Plate is oh so easy with a pressure cooker

Instant Pot Zucchini Noodle Pho

We’ve all heard about the Instant Pot and how versatile it is, but how does it hold up to Half…

Jan 15, 2018

Cornmeal Crusted Salmon with Kiwi Salsa

Fresh Kiwi Salsa on Pan Roasted Salmon

Recipe by Half Your Plate Ambassador Chef Michael Smith Kiwi’s unique sweet and sour flavour makes it a favourite of fruit-lovers everywhere…

Dec 11, 2017

3 Ways to use Carrot tops

All the ingredients you need for carrot top pesto laid out on the table including parmesan cheese, lemon, garlic.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, a third of all foods is spoiled or squandered…

Nov 6, 2017

Southwestern Potato Frittata with Edamame Salsa Salad

October Frittata

© Chef Michael Smith 2017 Potatoes are not just tasty, nutritious, inexpensive and easy to find, they’re also wildly versatile,…

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