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Yogurt & fresh herb dressing

Perfect for dressing the salad greens springing forth from your garden or purchased on the weekend from your local farmer’s market, this creamy dressing features fresh herbs like parsley or dill. Ingredients: (Makes 3.5 cups) 2 cups yogurt (use low fat yogurt for a calorie conscious option) 1 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar […]

Daya’s Summer Salad

Imagine a big bowl of fresh picked salad greens sprinkled with asiago cheese, nuts, and dressing, glistening in the late afternoon sun. Very refreshing on a hot day. Try garnishing with fresh red raspberries or sliced strawberries. SERVES 6 Ingredients Dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar 1/8 – 1/4 cup maple syrup […]

Sweet & Sour Tofu

This recipe is so easy and delicious. Try serving it over a steaming bowl of brown rice with a side of crisp, stir fried bok choi or gai lan. Try it tonight! SERVES 8-10 Ingredients: 2 lb tofu 2 Tbsp olive oli 1/3 cup tamari or Bragg’s Sauce: 1 1/2-2 Tbsp grated ginger 1/2 cup […]

Kitcheree – comfort food, Centre-style

Kitcharee is a favourite dish of guests and Karma Yogis alike. It’s a combination of mung beans, rice and spices that warms and nourishes. It is also easy to prepare and just plain delicious. Ingredients: SERVES 8-10 6 Tbsp ghee 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds 1 Tbsp turmeric 2 tsp coriander 3 Tbsp cumin 1/2-1 […]

Recipe: Miso ginger dressing

A big bowl of freshly harvested salad greens is a staple on the buffet table at the Centre, sometimes ornately decorated with glorious flower petals, beet and carrot mandalas, other times with a simple side of fresh, homemade sprouts. You can, however, always count on a big jug of delicious salad dressing to drizzle over […]

Silken Chocolate Pudding

Absolutely delicious! You must use the best Belgian chocolate to ensure complete success. INGREDIENTS: Serves 8-10 4 1/2 cups (1.08 L) silken tofu (3 boxes) 2/3 cup (160 mL) Belgian chocolate chunks 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract METHOD: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Blend the melted chocolate, tofu, and vanilla in a […]

Roasted Roots

An easy, warming meal that prepares itself while you finish writing the Great Canadian Novel. Use any combination you like of your favourite root vegetables. INGREDIENTS: Serves 4-6 as a main or side dish. 2 cups (480mL) coarsely chopped leeks 2-2 1/2 cups (480-600mL) chopped potatoes 2-2 1/2 cups (480-600mL) chopped yams 2 cups (480mL) […]

Sid’s Tofu Scramble

A spicy alternative to eggs, great with buttered rye or sourdough rye toast or rolled in a tortilla. Sid, our local jalapeno aficionado, swears this recipe came down from the ancient Aztecs, revealed to him in a vision. INGREDIENTS: SERVES 6-8 2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 1 cup (240 mL) chopped leeks or onions […]

Golden Squash Soup

It’s squash eating season once again, and while you may not have a whole store room full of butternut, delicata or acorn squash like we do, they are abundant and delicious at this time of year. This simple soup is sure to warm you up on a cold winter night! INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4-6) * 5 […]