The mint in this light pasta dish puts a spotlight on fresh spring peas.
This is a fantastic recipe and can be made with lime, lemon, orange or any citrus fruit.
Lamb chops are delicious any night of the week tossed in a lemony, minted marinade, but they’re elevated to dinner-party status by the verdant pea purée.
This Vietnamese soup, called pho (pronounced ‘fuh’), doesn’t have to be relegated to lunch or dinner. In fact, it’s also commonly eaten as a hearty, satisfying breakfast.
This Mint Tea Cocktail is classy, elegant and perfect for brunch.
Packed full of healthy ingredients and diverse flavours, this salad is a wonderful companion to roast chicken. The ingredients can vary with whatever produce is seasonal. Making it is an excellent opportunity to use up any vegetables in your crisper, too.
Plums are at their peak of ripeness in late summer through September, and are delicious raw or cooked. I love grilling them; it releases their natural juices, and the caramelization intensifies the flavour. If you can’t find mascarpone cheese at your local grocery store, ricotta can be used as a substitute; it’s not as creamy, but it has a similar flavour and’bonus’it’s lower in fat.
This cocktail has just 105 calories and 1 gram of sugar per serving compared to the full-sugar version.
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This is light and easy to prepare, plus you can serve it warm or cold.
Adapt this recipe to any leftover vegetables in your crisper, the more the merrier! Halved cherry tomatoes are a great substitute if you don’t have sun-dried tomatoes.
A refreshing twist on the traditional breakfast smoothie, this drink uses Moroccan inspired flavours to create a deliciously uplifting beverage that’s sure to brighten up any morning.
As a side to the lamb chops, the asparagus works beautifully with the nutty taste of the toasted pine nuts and fresh mint.
This grilled salmon is light, refreshing and very simple to prepare.
Looking for a fresh new take on your morning omelette? Try this sweet version, featuring antioxidant-packed blueberries and pistachio
While lamb’s flavour is a bit stronger than other meats, it makes a moist and delicious main course. And not all lamb is from New Zealand; we have wonderful fresh Canadian lamb available in grocery stores and butcher shops across the country.
Gazpacho is the ultimate summertime food’fresh, quick to make, and no cooking required. This version boosts the classic cucumber flavour with fresh mint.
Make your own pita crisps to scoop up still-warm, creamy baba ghanouj (eggplant dip). Sumac is a wonderfully sour Middle Eastern spice that adds a lemony tang.
This drink is an eye-catching twist on the classic mojito, perfect for cocktail hour or special occasion entertaining.
These delicious fish cakes are flavoured with lemongrass and coriander, and spiced with Thai red curry paste. They’re served with a tangy lime and honey dipping sauce, and a lettuce, cucumber and mint salad.