Thai Kale Sorghum Salad | alive

In saucepan, place sorghum and 3 cups (750 mL) water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, until sorghum is tender but not mushy, about 25 minutes if soaked or 40 minutes if using unsoaked grains. Drain sorghum and let cool. In saucepan of salted boiling water, prepare edamame according to […]

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Red Pepper Yogurt Dip with Asparagus Dippers

Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add asparagus, and blanch for 1 minute, or until bright green. Drain and transfer asparagus to bowl of ice water to cool, and then drain. Alternatively, you can also steam asparagus in a steamer basket. Place asparagus in refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes. […]

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Grilled Mushroom Salad with Pesto Dressing

In bowl, place onion slices, lemon juice, sugar, and salt. With your hands, massage onions until tender and pink, about 2 minutes. Chill until ready to use. Heat grill to medium-high. Brush both sides of mushroom caps with 2 tsp (10 mL) oil and season with paprika. Place mushrooms on grill grate and heat until […]

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Green Goddess Salad | alive

In large wide-mouth jar or bowl, place green pepper slices. In separate bowl, place sugar and salt and add 2/3 cup (160 mL) boiled water; stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Stir in cider vinegar. Let cool for a few minutes and then add vinegar mixture to peppers. Cover and chill for at least […]

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Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet | alive

This Mother’s Day, serve up something different: brunch buffet-style. On the menu are a springtime salad, grain pilaf, woodland tartine, roasted tomato shakshuka, signature (nonalcoholic) cocktail, and a plentiful berry pavlova. Brunch is a definition-bending meal that lives between breakfast and lunch, meaning that anything goes! And we’re taking the savoury route this Mother’s Day […]

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Power Couples

Spaghetti and meatballs, pancakes and maple syrup, peanut butter and jam: these are the Batman-and-Robins of the food world—items that just belong together. Beyond pairing up great flavours, what you should also know is that when certain foods are eaten in unison, the nutritional firepower of the meal is amplified even further. It’s called food […]

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Raising the [Salad] Bar | alive

You can do better than a bowl of lettuce drowned in bottled dressing. Breathe new life into your salad routine with these superfood-rich recipes that raise it, notably, to main course status. Salad. The word evokes visions of healthfulness and vitality. And for good reason. Salads can offer a nearly unmatched buffet of age-avenging nutrients […]

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