apple crumble

The Easiest Apple Crumble

Since winter just doesn’t seem to want to let up here, the warming comfort foods continue! I can complain about the weather but I won’t complain about this. Apple crumbles are traditionally eaten for dessert but this one is the perfect energizing breakfast with a dollop of yogurt on top. This recipe combines just 5 ingredients, none of which are refined flour, sugar or butter!

The magic ingredient is Hippie Foods Quinoa Granola. Made with high protein super grains, healthy fats and natural sweeteners it’s delicious as part of this crumble or even on it’s own as a snack.

Ingredients:

1 of your favourite apples, chopped into small cubes

1 tbsp. of lemon juice

1 tsp. of cinnamon

2 tsp. of Coconut oil (I like La Tourangelle unrefined)

11/2 cups of Hippie Foods Quinoa Granola

Optional: Greek Yogurt and extra fruit for topping

Serves: 2

Pre-heat your oven to 350°. Prepare two small ramekins by placing them in a 9×9 baking pan. Let coconut oil melt in a pot over medium heat. Chop apples and add them to the pot with the cinnamon. Toss a couple times.

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Let the apples simmer over med-low heat until they have softened and lost some of their moisture (about 10 minutes).

Meanwhile, roughly the chop the granola.

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Once the apples are softened and the granola is chopped you are ready to assemble! Start by spooning a layer of apples, followed by a sprinkle of granola. Layer all the way to the top with the granola being the final layer. Don’t worry if its overflowing, it will cook down.

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Cover the whole pan with tin foil and pop in the oven for 40 minutes. WARNING: smells may attract neighbours!

After 40 minutes, remove the foil and let cook another 7-10 minutes until the top is browned. Top with yogurt and berries for breakfast or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert!

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Happy Eating :)

Emily

 

chicken parm (NB garlic butter croutons)

Garlic Butter Chicken Parmesan

Garlic Butter Chicken Parmesan

Want the perfect buttery, crispy chicken but none of the thigh loving, aging trans-fat? Neal Brothers Garlic Butter croutons are the answer!

chicken parm (NB garlic butter croutons)

Ingredients: 

2 chicken breast, sliced in half horizontally to make 4 cutlets

½ a package of Neal Brother’s garlic butter croutons

1 bunch of fresh basil

¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

1 jar of Neal Brothers tomato basil pasta sauce

2 eggs

3 tbsp. of flour

Sliced fresh mozzarella (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place croutons, basil and parmesan into a food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs.

Transfer crumb mixture onto a large plate. On a separate plate, sprinkle some flour, in a shallow bowl, whisk eggs.

Prepare a baking sheet with a small amount of oil or line with parchment paper. Coat 1 cutlet at a time first with flour, then egg, then coat with the crouton crumb mixture.

Place on a baking sheet and repeat until all cutlets are coated. Bake for 20 minutes turning once and ensure chicken is no longer pink inside.

Top with tomato sauce, and more parmesan (a slice of mozzarella if using) and place bake in the oven to heat through.

Serves 4.

Happy Eating :)

Emily

 

 

Lotus bars

Chewy Energy Bars

These are super simple to make and great for kids! They are gluten free, naturally sweetened and contain minerals essential to good health such as iron and magnesium.

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Ingredients:

1 package of Lotus Pumpkin Spice Granola

1 cup of Artisana almond butter

1/3 cup of date lady date syrup

1 tbsp. of water

Directions:

In a small sauce pan, heat almond butter and whisk in 1 tbsp. of water until warmed. Pull off the heat and whisk in the date syrup. Pour the mixture over the granola and fold in with a spatula. Switch to your hands and work in all the ingredients until thoroughly combined **TIP: you may need to put a bit of oil on your hands to prevent the mixture from sticking**

Press into a 9×9 pan lined with parchment paper. Place in the fridge to firm for at least an hour and cut into squares.

Freeze for longer and you have a healthy, energizing snack anytime!

Happy snacking :)

Emily

 

pancakes

Pancakes make everyone happy! Happy national pancake day!

In honour of national pancake day, our in house nutritionist Emily Sawyer baked up these light and fluffy stacks to celebrate. She used some of our favourite brands to whip these up – Earth’s Choice coconut flour, Linusprout Organic cinnamon sprouted flaxseed and Pacific unsweetened almond milk. MMMMM Thanks Emily!

Coconut Banana Pancakes!

pancakesRecipe:

 1/2 cup of Earth’s Choice organic coconut flour

1 tsp. of baking powder

1 banana mashed, plus more for serving

3 eggs

1 tbsp. of Linusprout Organic cinnamon sprouted flaxseed

11/4 cup of Pacific unsweetened almond milk

1/2 a tsp. of vanilla

 Date Lady date syrup for serving

Directions: 

In a large bowl, mash 1 banana well. Whisk in 3 room temperature eggs, vanilla, flaxseed and almond milk until thoroughly combined. In a separate smaller bowl, stir together flour and baking soda. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet until well combined. Let sit for a couple minutes. The batter will thicken (add a splash more almond milk if too thick). Heat a tbsp. of coconut oil in a heavy skillet and ladle out a small amount of batter. Cook until the edges brown and under side is golden. Drizzle with date syrup and top with banana slices.

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Fall in LOVE with Chocolate.

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Whether you celebrate valentine’s day or not, it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in the good stuff –Chocolate! I’m talking the rich, smooth dark kind that can actually be good for your health! Dark varieties with 65% or more pure cacao have been shown to enhance cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure and promote mood boosting endorphins-sign me up!

These two recipes are super simple and make for a great gift. I used a combination of 66% and 99% pure organic chocolate by TCHO to create a delicious, bittersweet flavour.

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Ingredients for chocolate covered strawberries and crisps:

1 carton of fresh strawberries, washed and dried well.

½ a package of TCHO 66% dark chocolate baking discs 

½ a package of TCHO 99% dark chocolate critters

**(alternately you could just use 1 package of either kind)

1 package of Hippie Snacks coconut chips

1 package of Lesley Stowe’s Salty date and almond raincoast crisps  

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Tools:

A medium sized pot and glass bowl that sits halfway in the pot

A spatula

Toothpicks

Plate

2 baking trays lined with parchment paper

Instructions:

  1. Prepare strawberries and line baking trays with parchment
  2. Crush hippie chips in the bag into small pieces and pour out onto a plate
  3. Place a small amount of water in a medium pot about ¼ full and place glass bowl on top to make a double boiler (be sure the bowl isn’t submerged in the water) Add in your TCHO chocolate
  4. Once water boils, reduce to a simmer and stir chocolate with a spatula until it melts.
  5. Once melted, carefully remove the bowl with oven mitts
  6. Using a toothpick inserted into the top of the strawberry, dip each in to coat
  7. Place chocolate covered strawberries on hippie chips lightly to coat all sides and place on the baking tray
  8. For the chocolate covered crisps: dip each to coat half in chocolate and remove any excess to create a thin layer-place on baking sheet
  9. Pop trays in the fridge to let everything set up

Enjoy with loved ones, a glass of bubbly or a good red wine!

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Neal Brothers Holiday Bark

Neal Brothers Ho Ho Ho Holiday Bark!

As promised, here is the recipe for our Neal Brothers Ho Ho Ho Holiday Bark!

A great addition to any holiday table that your friends and family will love!

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Neal Brothers Holiday Bark:

Smooth, Sweet, salty, crunchy and ridiculously easy.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Refrigerator time: 30 minutes

1/2 lb. (8 oz) Good quality Dark Chocolate like TCHO or Callebault

3 cups Neal Brothers Original Popcorn

1 cup Neal Brothers Pretzel Rods

1/2 cup unsalted cashews, almonds or peanuts

1 cup Neal Brothers Pink Himalayan Salt Kettle Chips

2 oz White Chocolate (TCHO or Callebault), melted

In large microwave proof bowl, melt dark chocolate; add Neal Brothers Original Popcorn, Pretzel Rods and cashews, stir well.

Spread mixture onto parchment-lined tray into 8×11-inch rectangle or shape of choice.

Place Neal Brothers Pink Himalayan Salt Kettle Chips on top pressing lightly to secure.

Drizzle melted white chocolate over chips; place in freezer for 15 minutes or until hardened. Transfer from parchment to large wooden cutting board. Place in centre of table with plates and a sharp cheese knife and let you guests dig into your masterpiece!

 

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Marni Wasserman’s Tex Mex Fiesta with Neal Brothers Organic Blue Tortillas!

Happy Tuesday!

We hope you are having a wonderful morning and hope to make it even better by sharing a deliciously healthy and creative recipe by culinary nutritionist Marni Wasserman!

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Marni teaches cooking classes at her studio – Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio and Lifestyle Shop in Toronto located at Avenue and Eglinton. Her focus is to educate people on how to create simple and healthy recipes for everyone with varying health and wellness goals.

Check out Marni’s Tex Mex Fiesta recipe below which includes Neal Brothers organic blue tortillas!

Marni Wasserman’s Tex Mex Fiesta!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of chopped mixed lettuce, romaine and arugula
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup mashed black beans
  • 1/4 cup blended sprouted tofu
  • 1 large handful of Neal Brothers organic blue tortillas
  • 1/2 lemon

Directions:

  1.  Place lettuce on a large plate.
  2. Top with tomato, onions, avocado
  3. Place a scoop of black beans, sprouted tofu on side of plate
  4. Line the other side of the plate with Neal Brothers Corn Chips.
  5. Squeeze 1/2 lemon on top of it all and enjoy!

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Marni’s Classes will inspire you to prepare delicious recipes with plant based, organic whole foods. You will also learn about the nutrition and health benefits of the foods you enjoy!

 Upcoming Classes with Space!

  • Journey to Japan – November 25th
  • Homemade Miso Soup. Roll Sushi. Basics of Japanese

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  • Guiltless Desserts – November 26th
  • No Wheat. No Dairy. Naturally Sweet. Kid Approved!

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  •  Totally Thai – December 2nd
  • Tempeh Pad Thai. Roll Rice Paper Rolls. Better than Take Out!

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  • Super Suppers – December 5th.
  • Everyday eats. Under an hour. Easy work week.

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