Here are some of Jill’s favourite recipes for you to enjoy. Go ahead and cook up something amazing!
Carrot Top PestoTurn something that usually goes into the composter into a delicious take on pesto.Spinach Chicken Salad with Mango Ginger VinaigretteThis salad celebrates spinach, one of the first local greens of the season. Moist roast chicken and a tropical mango vinaigrette makes this a perfect main course salad.Strawberry Rhubarb TrifleTangy local rhubarb and strawberries nestled between a layer of creamy custard make this a unique spring trifle. French 75 with a TwistThis cocktail is a true classic. It's zesty, light, and refreshing and can can be enjoyed with or without alcohol.Lentils with Beets, Walnuts and Goat CheeseI love lentils, particularly the French green Du Puy lentils. These lentils keep their shape and texture much better than most, and the color is more intense. Once you’ve had these it’s hard to go back to any other kind. This salad features sweet roasted beets and goat cheese with the lentils, along with toasted walnuts and a delicious vinaigrette. One of my favourite main-course salads, it can be served with the lentils warm or chilled.Ran’s Lemon/Olive Tuna CrostiniThis recipe is another example of how versatile our favourite canned tuna is. We love the combination of the tangy olives with the garlicky aioli. If you want to make this a lunch, spread the mixture over a piece of your favourite toasted bread and cover with mozzarella cheese. Bake in a toaster oven to make it a “tuna melt”.Salmon Fresh RollsThis Thai classic gets an update with the addition of smoked salmon and avocado. Perfect for summer entertaining.
Easy ColeslawA simple coleslaw with a few special ingredients to add a kick.Caprese Salad with Semi-Dried TomatoesA magical combination of texture and flavour. When you are waiting for local tomatoes to come into season, this salad is a must!Asparagus MimosaNothing says spring more than asparagus. This attractive dish is ideal for a buffet table or a special dinner.Strawberry Delight SmoothieThe perfect fruity smoothie. Even better with a Vitamix!Kale Pineapple Smoothie ~ Variation 2Start the morning off right. Easily add more fruits and vegetables to your diet by making delicious smoothies.Kale Pineapple Smoothie ~ Variation 1Start your day off on a healthy note with an energy boosting green smoothie. Many modifications can be made to this recipe depending what you have on hand.Chocolate Date Energy BallsSuper easy and no-bake. Bite sized and full of wholesome ingredients, these energy balls are the perfect treat!
Salad NicoiseHailing from Nice, France, salad niçoise (pronounced "nee-suaz") is a protein-rich, composed salad made with raw vegetables, canned tuna and more!Jill’s Easy GazpachoA classic Spanish soup perfect for a hot day. This chilled soup is easy, healthy and lasts for days. If you don't have a food processor or blender, finely chop the vegetables and combine with liquid ingredients.No-Bake Triple Ginger CheesecakeA holiday treat starring ginger. To take some stress away this holiday season, this no-bake cake can be made ahead, frozen and served semifreddo.Sue’s Summer SipperSoak up the summer sun while sipping this refreshing cocktail. Special thanks to cocktail creator, Sue, who invented this delicious drink while relaxing on a beach vacation. Creamy Hummus with Fried ChickpeasThis delicious and creamy hummus recipe is from Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann's beautiful cookbook Earth to Table Every Day.Caprese Salad with Basil Pesto and Buffalo MozzarellaA magical combination of freshness, texture and flavour. When tomatoes and basil are in season, this salad is a must!Moroccan Beet and Carrot SaladEnjoy the wonderful flavours of Morocco in this vibrant salad. For a fun look to your salad, use a spiralizer to get thin ribbons on carrot and beet.Dairy and Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate MousseA healthy treat for your sweet tooth. You won't believe the main ingredient! Spinach Almond PestoA bright, flavourful winter pesto. Perfect on pasta, with vegetables or on top of a creamy potato soup.No-Bake White Chocolate CheesecakeLuxurious, creamy and surprisingly light! A sweet ending for your next holiday get together.Citrus Avocado Salad with Pistachio and PecorinoBright, refreshing, simple and show-stopping! Spicy arugula, vibrant citrus and creamy avocado finished with a lime and honey vinaigrette.Strawberry Banana SmoothieSimple to make...nutritious and delicious! Creamy, dairy free and full of berry flavours.