Manitoba Bison Sausage Scrambled Egg Hash

This delicious breakfast meal highlights Manitoba bison sausage. It’s perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.  Food Photography: BreeAnn Merritt Photography  You will need…  1/4 small white onion diced  1/2 large red pepper sliced  10 baby potatoes  1/2 cup low fat cheddar cheese  2 eggs  2 bison sausages sliced   2 Tbsp canola  2 cups of water  1 tsp oregano  salt and pepper to taste  Prepare the Hash…  In a small pot bring about 2 cups of water to a boil and add potatoes to cook. In a small bowl crack eggs, add a pinch of salt and pepper, then scramble the eggs and set them aide. In a large frying pan add oil and bring it to a medium/high heat. Add onions and peppers and let cook for 1-2 minutes. Add sausage and cook for 1 minute (if you purchase Storsley Farms Ltd vacuum sealed sausages from the St. Norbert Farmers Market they are already cooked and only require reheating).  Pour eggs over the vegetables and sausage. Stir while they cook. Once eggs are cooked, reduce the stove to low heat. Strain cooked potatoes (they should split or be tender when pieced with a  fork). Add potatoes and oregano to the pan, stir gently to combine. Top with cheese and allow remaining heat to melt it.  Makes 2-3...

Kale, Beef and Crimini Mushroom Stir Fry

Food Photography by: Bree- Ann – Merritt Photography  Makes 4 servings. You will need…  1/2 medium red onion diced  2-3 cloves minced garlic  2 sprigs fresh rosemary  200 grams sliced Crimini mushrooms  1 large bunch of kale (or your favourite leafy green) 1 cup (250 ml) low sodium beef broth  2 Tbsp white flour  1/4 cup cilantro (less or more if you like) 4 Tbsp olive oil  pinch salt 20 oz sliced steak  Directions…  In a large sauce pan heat olive oil and add chopped onion and garlic. Let cook for 1 minute or until onions start to soften.  Add mushrooms, rosemary and a sprinkle of salt – stir. Let simmer for 2 minutes or until mushrooms soften. Then add kale and let cook until soft.   In a separate small pan heat 2 Tbsp olive oil, when hot add steak and cook for 1 minute. Add in flour and cook for 1 minute on high heat (to cook flour).  Add 1 cup beef broth, stirring the whole time, to create a sauce. Add the broth  mixture to the larger pan and combine. Add cilantro and stir.   Let simmer for 1 minute and remove rosemary. (Rosemary can be taken out earlier to reduce the strength of the taste.. personal preference!).  Serve over your favourite carbohydrate like quiona or brown rice.  Chinwe’s Notes: You can make this dish vegetarian by removing the steak and using vegetable broth or water for the...

Very Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is one of my favourites. I love how quick and easy it is to prepare. It’s a great choice for a morning beverage, afternoon pick me up and a perfect combination of carbohydrates and protein for a post workout recovery drink.  Not sure what to eat before a workout? Click here!  You will need…  1 cup unsweetened almond and/or coconut milk 1 small ripe banana  1 cup frozen or fresh mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries) 1 scoop plant based protein powder (Just Hemp Foods Vanilla Protein Powder) or your favourite  1 tablespoon ground flax seed or chia seeds Ice (if you like) Prepare the smoothie…  Combine all ingredients. Blend on high and serve. I like to use my single serve blender (magic bullet), as it makes a perfect single serving.  Preparation time: 2 minutes. Serving size: 16...