Brussels Sprout & Kale Slaw

Brussels Sprouts are not my favourite vegetable by any means. Sometimes if they are roasted & seasoned with maple syrup….haha….I can eat them! But I do like them raw in this salad. I posted this recipe last year.

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Vegetarian Chilli

I posted this in January 2017. I have updated that original post
I love a thick delicious chili. Most often, we eat it with ground beef but I do really like a vegetarian chili. There are many options to make this… you can follow this recipe & have it vegan, *you can add any ground meat you want…beef, chicken…just sauté the meat with the onions & cook until the meat is completely cooked stirring often, *you can use a vegan ground round if you like
I love the flavour that a can of Campbells Tomato Soup adds to my chili. I have tried making chili without it & I really prefer adding it!
This is good served  in a bowl.. with a delicious fresh bun..these Feather Buns go with this nicely, also Corn Muffins are great with chili. I served this with some corn tortillas that I had heated up in a skillet
Here is the recipe
Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 stalk of celery, diced
1 yellow pepper,  diced
3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
1 zucchini,  diced
1 can red kidney beans, rinsed *** alternately add a can of lentils instead of the black beans
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes and the juice
1/2 cup of water
1 can of condensed tomato soup ** I use Campbells Condensed Tomato Soup
1 tbsp chili powder ( or as much as you like)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
Method
In a medium-sized saucepan:
  1. Sauté the onion & garlic in the 2 tbsp of olive oil until translucent of course it started to brown…which is ok!!
  2. Add the celery & continue to sauté until the celery starts to cook & becomes translucent
  3. Put the yellow pepper & zucchini in the pan, mix well. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients & mix well
  5. Bring to a boil & then reduce thereat so that the chili is simmering with a medium bubble
  6. Cover & simmer for about an hour, stirring often

Enjoy!

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Chopped Broccoli Salad

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I had some broccoli crowns in the fridge, some carrots and purple cabbage so I decided to make it all into a salad. It turned out really nicely. The key, Murray says, is to cut the broccoli up into small pieces. The dressing is slightly sweet with the addition of maple syrup. I have changed the type of vinegar in the dressing from the original recipe which I got from a friend. Served this with some salmon patties last night, but of course it will pair as a side with anything.

Here is the recipe

Chopped Broccoli Salad

serves 4 as a side dish

SALAD

 2 1/2 cups chopped broccoli, cut into small pieces

1  cup purple cabbage, sliced thinly than diced

1 carrot, finely grated

1/2 cup dried cranberries *** this is also good with currants

1/2 – 1 cup of toasted sunflower seeds *

DRESSING

 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1/2 olive oil

1 small shallot, finely chopped

juice of 1 lemon

salt and pepper

Method

 1 .Combine the shopped broccoli, purple cabbage, grated carrot  and dried cranberries together in a medium size bowl

2. In an ungreased skillet, gently toast the sunflower seeds. shake the skillet often to make sure they toast evenly. Cool slightly then add to the broccoli mixture.

3. Mix the dressing ingredients together. I like to mix my salad dressings in a jar and shake to combine.

This dressing recipe makes more than you need for this amount of salad so use any amount to suit your taste.

Enjoy!