Gazpacho!!

Fresh tomatoes are everywhere right now. The crops are in & this is one of many delicious ways to use them! I went to my local farmers market yesterday & asked them for ripe tomatoes that they had behind the table..since most people don’t want to buy soft ripe tomatoes unless they are planning on using them right away. I wanted to make this cold tomato soup NOW so needed those tomatoes ripe & juicy!

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Vegetable Torte

This is a wonderful recipe for a layered vegetable torte. This is the perfect time of year to make it with all of the fresh vegetables available at farmers markets, but it would be good anytime of year. You can grill the vegetables or roast them before putting this dish together so it is pretty flexible. Easily adapted to be vegan…just leave out the Parmesan topping.

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Miso Vegetable Bowl

YUM!!!
My daughter Jacki made this bowl for me one time when I was visiting her in Toronto. She saw the original recipe in Goop, .Gwyneth Paltrow’s newsletter, but has adapted the recipe to make it her own. Jacki was happy to share this recipe with you!
It is beyond delicious, healthy, & vegetarian but you can add any protein you might like, chicken breast, salmon or asian inspired beef strips. I would make a teriyaki salmon or chicken to go with this as the flavour of the teriyaki will compliment the miso dressing.
I served it with home-made green onion cakes that you can see in the bowl!
This recipe makes 2 servings
Ingredients 
For the Salad:
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets
4 tbsp olive oil (divided )
2 cups of kale, removed from stalk and sliced thinly or you could use spinach if kale isn’t your thing!
2 tbsp sesame seeds
salt and pepper
Miso Dressing:
2 tbsp white miso paste
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp tahini
1 tabs oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 inch of fresh ginger minced
salt and pepper
Cooked rice, quinoa or rice noodles to serve with the vegetables and dressing.
Method
 Preheat oven to 375f
1. Line a being sheet with parchment paper or aluminium foil.  Put the cubed sweet potato onto the baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil and toss with your hands or a large spoon to make sure that the salt and pepper and oil are well distributed among the cubes of sweet potato.
Roast for approx. 20 minutes.
3. Add the broccoli to the potato on the baking sheet and drizzle with the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil. Using a spatula , toss the broccoli and potatoes together and spread out evenly on the cookie sheet . Put back into the oven and roast for approx 15 minutes until the vegetables are cooked and starting to brown.
4. Remove the vegetables from the oven and put into a large bowl. Add the sliced kale to the hot vegetables and mix together, this will wilt the kale a bit, which I like. Set Aside
5. Make the dressing. Put all of the ingredients into a jar, close it up & shake until all of the ingredients are well combined and the dressing is smooth
Putting your bowl together
. Put some cooked  rice or rice noodles in a bowl. Top with vegetables  & dressing.. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top!
Note: you can eat this without the rice, quinoa or noodles.
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