We just love Trout Lake Farmer’s Market, Vancouver BC. Our recipe from today’s haul features many local food businesses. The rough eye fillet is from freshofftheboat.ca, the lychees are from our local Chinese farm stand (we just love lychee season!), the butter in the buerre rouge is from a local artisan dairy out in Chillawack — Farm House Cheeses and is incredibly yellow — out at the farm, behind their shop (see image below) their cows enjoy large fields of grass under the mountains. Strawberries in the salad are of course local as well. My own balcony-grown arugala is also featured 🙂 (By the way this dish is absolutely divine and remarkably quick and easy to make.)
This delicious, festive salad is a great aid to digestion and perfect with kombucha marinated goose or turkey. The pomegranate ads a nice texture with a snappy pop of refreshing juice as well as a symbolic touch of new life and rebirth. A perfect solstice salad.
Second harvest of the year (although my first was only rocket) sweet peas, rocket (arugala), parsley, Thai basil and a touch of coriander. Mixed into a salad with browned salmon and sumac butter.
Sieu Thi Dong Thanh Supermarket!
I was let on to a little food gem this morning and I sense my relationship with Vietnam will never be the same.
June 17th, 2012 | Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Recipes, Salads, certified organic, community, entertaining, farmers market, orange, salad, slow food, spinach, spinach salad, Trout Lake, Vancouver, volunteering
This is my last semester of classes before I finish my Masters degree. While I still have a practicum to finish and thesis to write I am beginning to feel like I am close to the end. In honor of this ending, I wanted to really celebrate the student life this summer, by this I mean not working full time. One of the many activities I have scheduled is volunteering at the farmer’s market for a small certified organic farm called Klippers Organic Acres!
June 7th, 2012 | Appetizer, Fertility, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, Medicinal, Recipes, Salads, Seafood, Side Dishes, Snacks, cod liver, dried tomatoes, olives, pregnancy, salad, sauerkraut, vitamin D
Oh man this dish is so delicious too bad my image doesn’t really do it justice! I can’t wait until we have fresh local blueberries and cherries again. The salad is delicious on its own as well. For the tarragon mustard use my probiotic-rich Date-Mustard recipe and just add tarragon to it.
This is one of my all time favorite salads. Very simple. Slightly under-ripe nectarines make a great substitute for tomatoes–sweet and sour with just enough firmness not to turn to mush when you mix it. The sweet-sour flavor of the nectarines goes just divinely with the peppery rocket leaves. Avocado rounds it out, the pecorino adds that extra salty tang and the sunflower seeds give dimension to the texture. Add some fresh crab to this salad and you will just die of delight.
October 6th, 2011 | Appetizer, Beans & Grains, Breakfast, Condiments, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Recipes, Salads, Sauces, Snacks, World, Burma, Burmese, channa dhal, Inle Lake, shan noodles, Shan State, tofu, tofu chips, tofu nwe
I have been meaning to post this recipe for years now I feel terrible for not having posted it before–it is such a simple dish. Shan State in Myanmar (Burma) has a very unique tofu recipe which is made from channa dhal not soybeans. Channa dhal is a bean that is similar to chickpeas but smaller, more yellow and easier to digest, especially if it is properly soaked. This recipe is a delicious traditional recipe that can be made into a variety of items. From tofu nwe (a sort of warm tofu porridge with peanuts and cilantro–also used to make the delicious Shan Noodle dish), to tofu thoke (tofu salad) to tofu hnat pyan kyaw (twice fried tofu) to a sauce for the fried tofu. For a beautiful but heart wrenching true Channa Dhal Romeo and Juliet true story click here.
To celebrate the launching of our new design we had a lovely dinner. This was the appetizer and has an incredible mouth-feel with the carmelized eggplant, goats cheese and pine nuts.
- 3 small eggplants
- 1 head bibb lettuce
- local goats cheese
- pine nuts
- coconut oil
- pomegranate vinegar, or honey kombucha vinegar
- extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper