Friday, June 24, 2011

Weekly recipe ideas for Thursday June 23, 2011

by Brie

Fresh local strawberries are a sign of summer. We like to eat strawberries right from the basket, washing and coring them as we go. For dessert, nothing beats cut up strawberries piled up high on biscuits. Try either this classic or whole wheat version of strawberry shortcake (and when you run out of strawberries top them with any other seasonal fruit).

Grapefruit and oranges are both popular citrus fruit for eating and juicing. Low in calories and high in vitamin C, both are great options for mealtime or snacks. Try juicing the grapefruit and oranges for a yummy breakfast drink or tossing them together for a lunchtime salad.

Rainbow chard gets its name from its colourful stems which can range in colour from white to yellow to red. Easily substituted in recipes for other greens, like spinach or kale, Swiss chard is great served in lasagna or with quinoa and mushrooms. It would also be tasty in this chicken with Swiss chard, lemon and rosemary dish or in a snap pea and beef stir-fry.

Jewel yams are members of the sweet potato family and as such are a high source of beta carotene. Jewel yams make great additions to chili and soups. You could also serve it with mushrooms and quinoa or in a potato salad.

Sugar snap peas are a perfect ingredient to add to a stir fry. They can be tossed with shrimp, chicken or tofu. My favorite way to eat them is roasted!

These are some of the ideas on my menu plan this week. What are you cooking?

Brie loves eating food and is learning to love cooking food. She also blogs about motherhood at Capital Mom and about Ottawa with kids at Kids in the Capital.

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