Simple Stuff

The easiest, most doable real food for any day.
Here is a sample of my favourite simple recipes of the season to get you started. 
Fresh Berries
Breakfast Bento Box
2 boiled eggs (look for pastured, local eggs)
1/2 cup mixed berries with 1/2 cup plain yogurt, greek yogurt or dairy free coconut yogurt
Pack together in your favourite food storage container.
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How-To: Old-Fashioned Oatmeal 1:1:1

2 servings

 

1 cup old-fashioned (rolled) oats

1 cup water

1 cup milk or non-dairy milk (or water)

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Pinch of sea salt

Bring the liquids and salt to boil in a small heavy-bottomed pot with a lid. Add oats, cover with the lid and reduce to a simmer for 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat, stir in honey and replace lid to let stand for 5 minutes.  Serve with additional milk and favourite toppings.

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All Purpose Maple-Curry Glaze or Marinade for Fish & Chicken
An unspicy take on this serious favourite from Yum & Yummer by Greta Podleski. Combine the following. Marinate chicken 2-24 hours or make a half batch and glaze baked fish. 
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup grainy Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
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Roasted Edamame with Sea Salt
 
2 cups frozen, shelled edamame beans
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 375F. Toss frozen edamame in the olive oil and sea salt. Spread across a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway. Remove from the oven when golden brown.  Enjoy! 
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Orange & Walnut Immunity Boost Smoothie
I cup pureed pumpkin
1 banana 
1/4 cup walnuts
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp turmeric paste
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsps fresh minced ginger
1 tbsp ground flax seed (or whole flax if your blender will break it down)
1 tbsp maple syrup
Blend all ingredients together until smooth - enjoy!