A TASTE OF CANADA, EH?

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Since celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, it seems that Canadian food has been in the lime light as we celebrate our heritage and our history.  But what is Canadian food?  It depends on who you ask and perhaps where you live.  Some people living on the east or west coast may say it is lobster or salmon, while folks in Quebec or Ontario would surely mention maple syrup.  If you live in Nanaimo, B.C. you are likely to mention Nanaimo Bars! Can you think of others?  We thought so!

We have come up with a few favourite recipes using some favourite Canadian ingredients.

Canadian Lobster Chowder

  • 2 cups of lobster meat cooked and cut into small pieces (from fresh cooked lobster or frozen and cooked lobster tails)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks finely diced
  • 1 large potato peeled and diced
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • ½ cup SOUR SUPREME®

In a large pot add 1 Tbsp of olive oil along with the potato and celery and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring, until vegetables soften.  Add broth and corn and cook on low for approximately 35 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.  Ten minutes before serving, add the soy milk and lobster and heat on low. Ladle into low rimmed soup bowls and top with a dollop of SUPREME®

French Toast with Maple Syrup and Canadian Wild Blueberries

  • 8 slices of whole wheat bread (serves four)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh wild blueberries
  • ¼ cup TOFUTTI BETTER THAN CREAM CHEESE®
  • 2 Tbsp additional Canadian maple syrup plus more to pour over French Toast

In a large open bowl mix together eggs, almond milk, cinnamon and whisk with a fork.  In a large frying pan, heat ½ Tbsp olive oil.  Dip each slice of bread into egg mixture and coat both sides. Add to frying pan and cook one or two pieces at a time until browned on both sides.  Set on a plate in a preheated 200-degree F oven to keep warm.

In a small bowl, mix together the TOFUTTI BETTER THAN CREAM CHEESE® with 2 Tbsp maple syrup. Remove French Toast from the oven and put 2 slices on each plate.  Top with a dollop of the “cream cheese” mixture, garnish with fresh blueberries and then pour a generous amount of Canadian maple syrup over the whole thing and devour accordingly!

Canadian Bacon and Egg Sandwiches

Your favourite “to-go” breakfast can easily be made at home and eaten immediately or wrapped in foil and eaten enroute.

Toast English muffins and set aside.  In an egg poacher, poach four eggs to a soft to medium cook.  Alternatively, you can lightly fry the eggs in a frying pan.  Place one TOFUTTI SOY CHEESE SLICES® on each English muffin and top with a cooked egg. Place the other half of the English muffin on top to make a sandwich.

Quick Quiche

  • One frozen pastry shell cooked according to directions on the box
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 4 slices of Canadian peameal bacon
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • ½ cup of TOFUTTI BETTER THAN CREAM CHEESE®

Place the pie shell in the foil pie plate on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.  Remove and set aside but leave oven on.

Meanwhile in a large bowl, mix eggs with soy milk and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, chopped onion and peppers. Set aside.  In a large frying pan, cook the peameal bacon.  Add the bacon to the egg mixture. Pour egg mixture into the partially-baked pie shell.  Drop small teaspoons of TOFUTTI BETTER THAN CREAM CHEESE® into the quiche at various spots. Then place pie back in the oven to cook. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake the pie for approximately 35 to 40 minutes or until the pie is set (it may jiggle slightly, but that’s okay).   Let sit for 5 minutes and then slice. Serve with a salad or toast and jam.

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