You fancy yourself an adventurous soul, and you’re not afraid to make bold choices when it comes to most things in your life, including the food you eat. So, why settle for a boring and bland burger topped with ho-hum toppings (we’re looking at you tomato, onion, and relish.) If you’re looking for a burger recipe with a little more oomph, this one’s for you. We’ve packed these yummy homemade beef burgers with bold flavours, including Dijon mustard, fresh thyme leaves, and loads of grated aged white cheddar, and we’ve used the best beef we can get our hands on, to let the meat really shine.
The result? A juicy, delicious, and flavour-packed burger that you will feel proud to serve at your next bbq or family dinner. Our advice? Pass on those typical toppings and instead reach for some fresh baby arugula, sriracha mayo, and some top quality pickles. Or prep a DIY burger bar for your next gathering!
Makes 6 to 8 Burgers
- Sliced avocado
- Sliced tomato
- Sliced aged cheddar
- Sliced dill pickles
- Baby arugula leaves
- Sriracha mayo
Yummy Homemade Beef Burgers Recipe:
Kids will go buggy for these adorable and colourful party sandwiches. So who really is the hungriest caterpillar?
This arrangement is perfect for a simple backyard birthday party, or even an end-of-the-school year celebration. Mix up your fillings so even the pickiest kid can munch, munch, munch their way through their lunch or afternoon snack and be well on their way to becoming a beautiful butterfly.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sandwiches
Noodle Salad? Yes!
We love pasta as much as the next person. But sometimes (especially at the start of a new year when we are trying really, really hard to stick to our healthy eating resolutions) we try to lighten things up a little and cook something that we KNOW is healthy, but that will still give us that much-needed comforting hug. Enter our new favourite salad recipe — this super healthy and super tasty buckwheat soba noodle and kale salad.
Packed with wintery veggies (think kale, shitake mushrooms, and red peppers), sprinkled with fresh coriander and toasted sesame seeds and tossed in a (shhh. store-bought!) sesame teriyaki sauce, this noodle dish is our latest obsession. Why buckwheat you ask? Soba noodles are much like spaghetti, but have a strong and nutty flavour that stands up incredibly well to the hearty veggies and Asian-flavours found in this recipe. Also, soba noodles have many added health benefits not found in your typical pasta. They are high in fiber, pack 6 to 8 grams of high-quality protein per serving, and are chock-full of b-vitamins and other minerals, including iron, calcium, zinc, potassium, and phosphorous.
Our only other advice? Make a big batch. It’ll not only cover you for tomorrow night’s dinner, but it’s the perfect packed lunch.
Kale & Sesame Soba Noodle Salad Recipe
Quite the Statement: The Best Roasted Potatoes!
Tired of bland and boring potatoes? So are we. Which is why we have gone and created a punchy and flavour-packed roasted potatoes recipe, perfect for all your summer meals. Here we’ve tossed mini potatoes (we like the red-skinned ones or Yukon Golds for their buttery texture,) with lots of bright lemon zest, fresh herbs, and flaked sea salt and then roasted them to perfection.
Try them once and we promise they will become your go-to summer side dish in no time flat.
Serves 4 to 6
The Best Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Healthy & Delicious! This Kale, Grilled Corn, and Avocado Salad Is a Future Summer Classic
You keep hearing it because it’s true. Kale really is that good for you. Loaded with vitamins (think vitamins K, A and C, iron, calcium, folate, and magnesium,) one cup of kale has (a mere) 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 0 grams of fat. And that’s not all. It’s chock-full of antioxidants, is a mega-detox food and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. So, it’s really no wonder why its popularity has barely hiccupped in the last couple of years, and why people are still adding it to their smoothies, salads, bowls, and even their cold-pressed juices. Here we’ve used this healthy green as the base in this fabulous summer salad.
Quick and easy to make, but loaded with seasonal summer ingredients like corn, vine tomatoes, and avocado, once you make this unique salad recipe, you’ll make it again and again and again. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Serves 2 to 4
Kale, Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad Recipe
Dreaming of Starbucks Blueberry Scones? Make Your Own!
These lemon and wild blueberry scones are perfect for a lazy weekend morning, yet posh enough for afternoon tea with the ladies. You’ll want to savour every flakey, buttery crumb! Serve warm with butter and jam.
makes 8 scones
Lemon & Wild Blueberry Scones Recipe
A classic berry smoothie recipe that’s yummy and delicious…
Nothing beats a berry smoothie for a yummy blast of nutrition that kids don’t even realize is healthy. And nothing beats the ease and convenience of a smoothie for a quick breakfast on the go or after-school snack that feels like a treat.
We love the punch of crunch that the chia seeds give, but if your little isn’t into a drink with texture, in a separate cup, pour an ounce of boiling water over the seeds. Stir and soak for 5-10 minutes and the seeds will form into a gel. Pour the “gel” into the blender before mixing and the chia seeds will be virtually undetectable.
Don’t be afraid to play with the ingredients, as the best smoothies are ones you customize to your tastes. Note that berries and chia seeds are true superfoods, so including them really make smoothies mini meals in a cup.
Makes 2 smoothies
Omega-Blast Berry Smoothie Recipe:
Nothing beats a classic homemade potato salad with your summer meals…
Are visions of summer picnics or backyard barbeques dancing in your head? The perfect side to accompany a wide assortment of family-favourite meals is a classic, homemade potato salad. If you haven’t been blessed with a family recipe that’s been passed down in your family for generations, you can start the tradition in your family with this classic recipe.
Classic Homemade Potato Salad Recipe:
Homemade Cereal Bars – Healthy and Filling Snacks
At first glance, these no-bake, homemade cereal bars make a healthy and filling snack using cereal you know your kids will eat. And in actuality, they’re really not much different than the classic Rice Krispie squares. So long as your preferred cereal is nut free, these are perfect for school lunches and snacks, or keep them for home only and add all the nuts you like!
No-Bake Homemade Cereal Bars Recipe:
Are you looking for a fried chicken recipe that’s crunchy and delicious and somewhat healthy? This ‘non-fried’ fried chicken recipe is oven-baked and uses pretzels to create its tasty (and healthier) crispiness.
This recipe uses drumsticks but can be modified to use any chicken pieces or strips to create chicken fingers. They’re perfect for dinner or as appetizers or snacks for casual entertaining and picnics.
Oven-Baked Pretzel Fried Chicken Recipe: