Brown Rice Bowl

The South Arm Community Kitchen theme for this kitchen is to make quick meals with rotisserie chicken. Rotisserie chicken is a versatile ingredient. We made three different flavour salad out from two chicken breasts from a rotisserie chicken.

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The first salad is a Brown Rice Bowl which has an Asian flavour.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice (click here on how to cook brown basmati rice)
  • 1/2 cup carrots, julienned or grated
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 rotisserie chicken, shredded or chopped
  • rice vinegar to taste
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • torn nori strips (optional)
  • salt to taste

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Root Vegetables Soup

The South Arm Community Kitchen met again on a Wednesday. We made a winter soup with various seasonal root vegetables.

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This simple, robust and cold weather soup can be made with almost any mixture of root vegetables you can get on hand. We made this with carrots, parsnips, celery root, turnips, rutabaga and sweet potatoes. Winter gourd, potatoes and squash are great for this soup too.

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We served the Mixed Root Vegetables Soup with a 3 chicken salad of 3 different flavours.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion or 2 leeks (white and light green part only), chopped
  • 2 to 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 rosemary or thyme stalks (or 1 teaspoon dried ones)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 1/2 pounds mixed root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, celery root, turnip, rutabaga, sweet or regular potatoes), peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • juice of 1/2 lemon, or more for serving
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • chili flakes, optional

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Tender Steak Roll filled with Vegetables

The South Arm Community Kitchen made the main dish last as it is to be consumed hot.

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The main dish we made was Tender Steak Roll filled with Vegetables. This can be grilled or pan fried.

Ingredients

  • 8 thin slices sirloin or flank steak
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Rosemary, chopped and crushed
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • a few mushrooms, cut into thin slices

For the Rosemary Balsamic Glaze

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dark balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Rosemary
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock

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Serves 8

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Stacked Potato Gratin

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made a side dish of Stacked Potato Gratin.

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Minoo shared this recipe of Stacked Potato Gratin just in time for Thanksgiving as we met the week before Thanksgiving.

Ingredients

  • 2 kilograms large potatoes (about 5)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried ones
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • paprika for sprinkling on top, optional

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Best Bran Muffins

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen started off with a sweet recipe first.

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This high fiber Best Bran Muffin is freezer friendly.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups ground wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or honey)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil (or coconut oil, melted)
  • 1 cup raisins

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Chocolate Beet Muffins

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made some muffins with beets too.

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The beets gave this Chocolate Beet Muffin a reddish hue.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized beets cooked and pureed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Beet Soup

Another Fall vegetable being cooked up in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen is Beet.

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Beets have many health benefits which include high in vitamins and minerals like the B Vitamin, folate, manganese, potassium and copper. They are also high in dietary fiber. Beets also contain a healthy amount of magnesium, phosphorous, vitamin C and vitamin B6.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced (or 1 tablespoon ground ginger)
  • 4 to 5 small potatoes, chopped
  • 4 large beets, chopped
  • 16 to 20 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder or paste
  • 2 tablespoons cumin

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Roasted Veggies with Avocado Dressing

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen came together for another cooking session.

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We made Roasted Veggies with Avocado Dressing. This is a vegetarian meal which uses fall vegetables like squash and Brussels srpouts.

Ingredients

  • 3 sweet peppers, multi-colour, roughly chopped
  • 1 pound butternut squash
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, hulled and halved if they are big
  • 2 teaspoons dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces mixed greens

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Avocado Dressing Ingredients

  • 3 avocados
  • 3 small garlic cloves
  • Juice of 2 limes or lemons
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Mandarin Loaf Cake

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made a Mandarin Loaf Cake for dessert to end our meal.

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Ingredients

  • 3 Mandarins
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup to 1 1/2 cup flour (depending on how juicy is the Mandarins)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • zest of 1 Mandarin

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