All posts tagged: #cilantro

Sweet Potato Tenders with Lemon-Herb Chutney

Here is a deceivingly indulgent dish, yet completely clean. Sweet potatos are one of my favourite vegetables because they are SO good for you, yet filling, and ‘treat’ like.  INGREDIENTS: Lemon herb topping: ¼ C of pistachios 1/4 C of cilantro  1 ½ C of mint 1 clove of garlic ¼ cup of onions, diced 1 lemon zested and juiced  1 small, mild green chili (seeds removed) ½ tsp of sea salt 2-3 tbsp EVOO Wedges: 3 sweet potatoes, sliced into wedges 1 C of almonds, finely chopped with food processor 1/2 C Panko bread crumbs 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder ½ tsp sea salt grind of fresh black pepper 2 eggs, lightly beaten METHOD: Pre-heat the oven to 425F Make the sauce: Toast the pistachios in a pan until fragrant. In a food processor pulse pistachios and all other sauce ingredients  until a thick paste has formed. Add extra lemon juice and olive oil if too thick. Leave sauce in fridge until ready to serve.  Bake the potato …

Tortilla Soup

So when it’s cold outside I crave warm foods. This can be a struggle for lunches at work, but soups are the perfect solution. Easily reheated in minutes and just as good the second time around.  I’m a sucker for toppings. They make everything and anything better. In this case, tortilla soup gives you plenty of options. I like adding tortilla chips to my bowl of soup and letting them sit and absorb the soup so they become soft. Then top with avacadoe chunks, sour cream, and a sprinkle of cilantro.    I became hooked on tortilla soup on Vancouver. There is a lunch spot on Homer St. that serves the best tortilla soup and enchiladas.  All you Italians must know that August is the month of tomatoes. I’m not Italian, but my dad is proud of our massive vegetable garden and we had no shortage of tomatoes. This recipe is best with ripe Roma tomatoes straight from the garden, but the grocery store ones will do, just make sure they are Roma! Ingredients: 1 tbsp …