Vindaloo Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

Vindaloo Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes (approximately 3 large)
1 TBSP vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, thinly sliced
1 TBSP C&C Vindaloo Curry Powder
1 can coconut milk
3 cups vegetable broth
3 1/2 TBSP lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt
1 TBSP toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the sweet potatoes directly on the rack and bake until tender enough to easily pierce with a fork, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and ginger; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.Stir in C&C Vindaloo Curry Powder and heat for 1 minute, then whisk in the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Remove the skins from the sweet potatoes and cut into bite size chunks. Add to the soup and cook for 5 more minutes so they can soak up the flavor. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and a little bit of cilantro.

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Summer Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Salad
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp grated orange zest
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp C&C Spearmint 
2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
3 bananas, sliced
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 cup seedless grapes
2 cups blueberries

Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in mint. Set aside to cool.

Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.

Ras el Hanout Roasted Whole Cauliflower

Ras el Hanout Roasted Whole Cauliflower
1 medium head of cauliflower
2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP Tahini
1 TBSP C&C Ras el Hanout
1 lemon, juiced and zested
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix tahini, olive oil, C&C Ras el Hanout, and lemon zest in a bowl.

Cut cauliflower stem flush with the rest of the head so it can stay upright in a casserole dish. Spread tahini mixture evenly over the top and sides of cauliflower, place in a casserole dish, and cover with foil.

Roast in the preheated oven until tender and cooked through, about 1 1/4 hours. Cut into wedges, transfer to a platter and add a drizzle lemon juice over the cauliflower to serve.

Casablanca Couscous

Casablanca Couscous
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium sized red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
1 red or green, bell pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces
2 zucchinis, halved lengthwise and chopped into 3/4 inch pieces
1 TBSP of C&C Moroccan Couscous Blend
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 tsp kosher salt
1 (540 ml) can low sodium chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups chicken or veggie broth
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups couscous

Place a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Stir in oil and onion, cook until softened. Stir in the bell pepper, and zucchini; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the raisins, salt, C&C Moroccan Couscous Blend, and chickpeas.

Pour in the broth and orange juice; turn heat to high and bring to a boil. When the mixture is boiling, stir in the couscous and remove from heat; cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, and serve.

Feta and Olive Lamb Meatballs

Feta and Olive Lamb Meatballs

1lb ground lamb (or mixture of ground lamb with lean ground beef or turkey)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 TBSP finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped green, black or Kalamata olives
2 eggs
2 tsp C&C Italian Dressing Blend

Preheat your oven’s broiler.

In a large bowl, mix together ground meat with bread crumbs, parsley, onion, garlic, feta cheese, olives, eggs, and C&C Italian Dressing Blend. Shape into 16 meatballs, and place on a baking sheet.

Broil about 3 inches away from the heat until browned on top. Turn over, and broil on the other side. Cook until meatballs reach an internal temperature of 165F. Serve in a warmed pita with tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, red onion slices and lettuce.

Quebec Maple Baked Beans

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Quebec Maple Baked Beans
2 cups dried Navy Beans
water for soaking and precooking
1 bay leaf
1 medium onion, peeled and whole
¼ cup pure maple syrup
⅓ cup brown sugar
2 TBSP molasses
2 TBSP tomato paste
2 tsp white vinegar
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1 TBSP C&C Quebec Baked Beans Blend
*Optional 1/3 lbs salt pork or 4 slices of bacon

Rinse and sort the beans; remove any pebbles or debris. Place the beans in a large bowl and fill with water to submerge the beans by at least two inches of water. Soak overnight (8-12 hours).

The next day, transfer the drained and rinsed again beans to a large pot. Add bay leaf and fill with water to cover and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes.

Remove from heat and rinse again, removing bay leaf.

Slow Cooker Method:
Transfer the rinsed precooked beans in your slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir together and place the whole onion in the centre.

Cover and cook on low heat for 7 to 9 hours or until the beans are tender. If the mixture appears dry, you can add some water.

Oven method:
Preheat oven to 225 F. Transfer the precooked beans in your Dutch oven or a large oven proof pot. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix and add onion to the centre of the beans. Cover and cook for approximately 6 hours.

Remove the lid the last 30 minutes to obtain a nice golden colour. As with the slow cooker method, if the beans appear dry, make sure to add a little water.

Savoury Pumpkin Hummus

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Savoury Pumpkin Hummus

Ingredients
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP tahini
3 cloves of garlic
1 TBSP olive oil
1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas
1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin puree
1/2 TBSP C&C Medium Chili Powder
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
Salt to taste

Directions

Pulse lemon juice, tahini, garlic, and salt together in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Add chickpeas and olive oil and pulse until smooth. Add pumpkin and C&C Medium Chili Powder; process until well blended. Transfer hummus to a container with a lid and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Garnish with pumpkin seeds and serve with pita wedges and vegetables.