“No Cook” Warm Weather Recipes as seen on CHCH Morning Live ~ May 23rd

Now that the warm weather has finally arrived…

Let’s put away the slow cooker – and celebrate soon-to-be-summer with “no cook” family style grub!!

Click on each pink title for link to PeanutBureau.ca recipes.

Chocolate Ginger Energy Bites 

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Asian Chicken Veggie Wrap  

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Crunchy Fennel, Nappa Cabbage and Peanut Slaw 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake

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Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning LiveBreakfast Television What She Said Radio and former food writer for Running Room Magazine  ~ sharing her Char B&W
love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

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Feeding Teens as seen on CTV Morning Live Ottawa, Rogers Daytime Ottawa and Rogers In Studio

Feel like you and your bank account can’t keep up with
feeding your hungry teens?

As the mom of two-active-teen boys (Tyler; 17 and Colgan; 16) ~
believe me: I CAN relate (ha! ha!).  I’m delighted to share some quick, nutritious and economical
dishes that will fuel your growing offspring.

Find Rogers Daytime Ottawa segment and recipes below.

Click on each pink title for recipe and/or product info.

Mixed Berry & Spinach Smoothie

Smooth cottage cheese berry

1/2 cup (125 mL) Gay Lea Smooth Cottage Cheese Blueberry flavour

1/2 cup (125 mL) mixed frozen (or fresh) berries ~ blueberries & strawberries

small handful of baby spinach

1 tsp (5 mL) each: chia, flax and hemp seeds

1 tsp (5 mL) honey or maple syrup *optional

1 cup (250 mL) cold milk

Place all ingredients into Cuisinart Hurricane Blender and pulse until smooth.  Makes 1 (1 1/4 cup (310 mL)) serving.

Chocolate Ginger Energy Bites

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Asian Chicken and Veggie Wrap

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Penne with Sundried Tomato Pesto, Peas & Prosciutto 

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Baked Rigatoni

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Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning LiveBreakfast Television What She Said Radio and former food writer for Running Room Magazine  ~ sharing her Char B&W
love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

Follow Charmaine on:

Instagram: Charmaine_Broughton

Facebook: Charmaine Broughton

Twitter: @runnercharb

 

Peanut & Beef Slow Cooker Stew

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With a bit of chopping and the turn of a dial, dinner for the whole family is served.

 

1 lb. (500 g) stewing beef chopped in 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces

1 small sweet potato, well washed and chopped

1 white cooking  onion, chopped                                                   

2 parsnips, well washed and chopped

¼ cup (60 mL) all natural peanut butter

2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch

1 tbsp (15 mL) hot sauce *or to taste

1 tsp (5 mL) minced garlic

1 can (398 mL) coconut milk

½ cup (125 mL) chopped salted peanuts

¼ cup (60 mL) roughly chopped fresh mint leaves

Place all ingredients (*except for peanuts and mint) in the bowl of a slow cooker and stir.  Cover and cook on low heat for 7 hours or at high heat for 4 hours. Stir well before serving.  Divide stew evenly between six serving bowls and garnish evenly with peanuts and mint. Makes 6 cups (1.5 L).  

Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning LiveBreakfast Television What She Said Radio and former food writer for Running Room Magazine  ~ sharing her Char B&W
love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

Follow Charmaine on:

Instagram: Charmaine_Broughton

Facebook: Charmaine Broughton

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Snacks & Sips as seen on CTV Morning Live Ottawa ~ May 8th

Tired of preparing the same old “Breakfast In Bed” for Mom year after year??
I’ve got some tasty snack and sip ideas that can be prepared, and served to Mom, all day – and all year long!

Click on each pink title for link to recipe and/or product.

The Fit Mom

Peanut Butter Smoothie 

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Burrito Bowl

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Sit Back And Chill Mom

Ebb & Flow ~ Muskoka Brewery

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 Docker Gin & Tonic ~ Muskoka Brewery

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Sweet Tooth Mom

Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches with Vanilla Maple Compound Butter and Gay Lea Toasted Marshmallow Whipped Cream

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Yep, you read that right: Grilled chocolate sandwiches – and you thought Mom couldn’t get any sweeter!!

3 tbsp (45 mL) Gay Lea Spreadables (*or, softened butter)

1 tsp (5 mL) Canadian Maple Syrup

½ vanilla bean scraped (paste only) OR 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract

4 slices of egg bread (*or cinnamon raisin bread)

1 (100 g/3.5 oz) quality dark chcolate bar (at least 70%), broken in half

Gay Lea Toasted Marshmallow Whipped Cream – click here to learn more.

Garnish: fresh berries

Stir together butter, maple syrup and vanilla bean. Divide butter evenly between, and on both sides of bread (as you would if making a grilled cheese sandwich).  Pre-heat a non-stick pan or flat griddle to medium high. Place two slices of bread on pre-heated griddle and divide chocolate evenly between bread. Top with remaining piece of bread (to make a sandwich). Grill for about 3 minutes, while gently pressing each sandwich down with spatula. Flip sandwich over and grill for an additional 3 minutes (approx.) until bread is grilled and chocolate is soft. Cut each sandwich in half and garnish with fresh berries and whipped cream. Makes two sandwiches.

Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning LiveBreakfast Television What She Said Radio and former food writer for Running Room Magazine  ~ sharing her Char B&W
love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

Follow Charmaine on:

Instagram: Charmaine_Broughton

Facebook: Charmaine Broughton