Recipes

Mazemen Noodles

This recipe features a delectable twist on ramen, featuring a brothless version that uses Chow Mein Noodles and is loaded with umami-rich flavours. Sautéed snow peas, carrots, red peppers, black beans, and shiitake mushrooms pair perfectly with crispy fried egg, making for an addictively delicious dish that's sure to become a new favourite.

Turkey & White Bean Pasta

Craving a tasty, nutrient-packed meal that won't take hours to prepare? Look no further than this Turkey and White Bean Pasta recipe! With savoury ground turkey, fresh baby spinach, and a puréed white pea bean pesto sauce, this pasta uses few ingredients but is bursting with delicious flavours.

Spanish Shrimp and White Bean Stew

Creamy white beans, garlicky shrimp, spicy Spanish chorizo and plenty of vegetables are married together in a flavourful tomato sauce. This is a simple and comforting meal that just needs some crusty bread on the side for sopping up all of that delicious sauce left in the bottom of the bowls. Of course, you could serve it with steamed rice or buttered noodles as well. The creaminess of the white beans is a lovely contrast to the tender vegetables and shrimp, as well as the chewiness of the sausage. If you don’t have chorizo feel free to substitute any smoked sausage, or even bacon. Hearty and nourishing, this stew ticks all of the comfort food boxes!

Romano Bean Salad with Canned Mackerel, Potatoes, and Fennel

Romano bean salad with canned Mackerel, potatoes and fennel, A lovely way to close off the summer season. Lovely flavors and textures of boiled potato, Romano beans, and mackerel, play joyfully with the freshness of red onion, fennel, and parsley dressed simple with Evo oil, salt and pepper. A real healthy wonderful bright lunch meal!

Zucchini and Corn Salad with Crispy Beans

It’s August in Ontario, meaning tomatoes, corn, and zucchini are at their best. This salad makes the most of our late summer harvest. We are adding crispy cranberry beans for a proteinpacked crunch that is gluten-free, low fat, and delicious flavour. These addictive beans also make a great snack. I like to throw them into a bowl with roasted nuts and dried cranberries.

Loaded Black Bean Sheet Pan Nachos

Loaded black bean nachos are such a crowd-pleaser! They are easy to make and great to put out for a game night or Superbowl party. You just layer all the ingredients in a sheet pan, bake and enjoy. Customize the toppings to your liking. These nachos are vegetarian and are high in fibre and low in saturated fat.

Loaded Nachos with Black Beans, Corn and Chorizo

When the craving for nachos strikes, this loaded version with black beans, corn and chorizo is easy to make and super satisfying. This is a terrific combination of flavours and textures, with the black beans giving a boost of extra protein and fibre. Have bowls of favourite toppings on the table so everyone can make them their own.

Mediterranean Couscous White Bean Salad

Couscous is an ingredient that cooks in just five minutes, making it a great choice for a cold, make ahead salad! This Mediterranean inspired salad features white kidney beans, tomatoes, fresh basil and an easy balsamic dressing. Whip this up in just 20 minutes for any last minute summer barbecues.

Pasta fagioli e cozze

Pasta and beans with mussels, "Pasta fagioli e cozze" in Italian, is a traditional Neapolitan pasta dish that pairs beans and mussels in a "soupy" pasta dish. Absolutely comforting and fabulously delicious.