Quick-Pickled Red Onions

Makes about 2 cups We like these as a taco topping. Equipment Kettle for boiling water Knife and cutting board Sieve or colander Clean jar or container (not metal or plastic) Ingredients 1 medium red onion, about 5 ounces 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup rice vinegar, white wine vinegar, or apple cider…

Spicy baked fish for tacos

  Kitchen equipment Large baking sheet parchment paper measuring spoons pastry brush small bowl fork Ingredients 4 to 6 fish fillets (we used cod & salmon, because they were on sale, but other types would also work well: haddock, halibut, tilapia, etc.) about 1 Tbs high-heat oil, like avocado or grapeseed 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2…

Halifax Supper Club, African Heritage Month, Feb. 2017

I guess we’re establishing a tradition, as we made the same dishes that we made last year for African Heritage Month: Jollof Rice, which is a popular dish, in one form or another, right across West Africa. We made two versions, one with tofu and one with chicken.  We served it with roasted squash. For…

Ranch Dip

Makes 2 cups Kitchen Equipment Kettle Blender Rubber spatula Knife, cutting board Measuring cup, measuring spoons Medium sized mixing bowl Ingredients 1 cup (8 ounces) 1% low-fat cottage cheese 2 Tbs. boiling water 1 cup low-fat sour cream OR Greek yogourt 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp. garlic powder…

Apple Date Crisp

Here is another variation on our seasonal fruit crisps.  This one is great in winter.  Dates give it sweetness, and nuts add crunch. Makes 8 servings Kitchen equipment • Large bowl, small microwave-safe dish • 8 X 8 baking dish • Butter knife, fork • Measuring cup • Cutting board & paring knife OR apple…