The winter chills (and the snow) are still hanging around but with daylight saving now in action, we can just taste that spring is in the air!
With a warmer season means new flavors and new foods. If you’re wondering what kind of veggies to hunt for, this time of year is especially good for artichokes, asparagus, avocados, carrots, chives, fava beans, fennel, leeks, peas, potatoes, spinach and watercress. In terms of fruits, apricots, mangoes, pineapples, and rhubarb are all on the menu to sweeten things up, and are definitely worthwhile as a go-to snack or addition to flavor up any meal.
For this spring, we’ve created a couple of awesome recipes soon to hit your kitchen bench. With everything from dressings, delicious salads, and even Tess Master, The Blender Girl’s sumptuous Savory Spinach Recipe, get ready to welcome in the warmth!
We can’t think of anything savory this dressing wouldn’t pair well with. Great tasting and low in fat, the flavors of mustard, apple cider vinegar and our Vegetable All Purpose Bouillon and Seasoning can be added to salads, vegetables, fish or chicken. It’s perfect to pair with our Warm Chicken Salad, as something delicious to dunk your French fries or crackers into, or even just to make your next salad have a bit more impact.
If that’s not your thing, spread it onto a sandwich instead- the beauty of this recipe is how versatile it is!
A deliciously great twist on one of the most popular new ingredients to grace our tables, Meg van der Kruik combines smoky sweet potatoes and creamy polenta with oven roasted kale. It’s a perfect dish for anyone who wants to give vegetarian a try, or even just as a quick dinner recipe that doesn’t need too much thought- and after all, why limit yourself to just a simple kale salad when you can mix it up? We like to add a poached egg on top to make it even more appetizing.
Roast the Vegetables
Prepare the Polenta
If that’s not quite enough for you, pair it up with our Beef or Pork in Balsamic Marinade for a well-rounded meal that’ll have the whole family happily satisfied.
We are absolutely loving this savory alternative to the pancake you normally see doused in maple syrup. Kid-friendly and packed with red pepper, onion and cumin – it’s one of those recipes you’ve got to try to see how good it is! Although it takes a little longer to cook than a regular pancake, you’ll have none of the guilt that comes with eating too much sweet stuff. Not to mention that you can add avocado, hummus, cilantro…anything your heart desires on top!
It’s easy to make as well: with only 5 ingredients (and pancake flipping) needed, it’s a great, quick recipe for an appetizer, breakfast snack, or even a main dish if you make enough!
Don’t forget that if you’re not big on spices, you can take out the peppers for a subtler taste. Pair it up with a delicious Savory Spinach Smoothie courtesy of the wonderful Tess Masters, and you’ve got a power combination for breakfast, lunch or brunch!
Let us know how you use Massel in your own favorite foods this spring!