Pot Luck

Heart-Smart Potluck Challenge – 2013

February 6, 2013 • Written by

176541February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month, and the Wellness Committee is is once again promoting our Heart-Smart Potluck Challenge.  The Wellness Committee challenges our college community to host a Heart-Smart Pot Luck between February 11th and February 22nd.  Get together with your colleagues or challenge another department  to a “Potluck Throw Down” to see who can make the tastiest Heart-Smart dish.

If you’re not sure what to make, head over to the Heart and Stroke Foundation website and browse their extensive set of Heart-Smart recipes. While there, you can also check out their 10 simple suggestions for healthy eating.

Here’s some Potluck tips + folklore

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Think Warm Thoughts

October 16, 2012 • Written by

It’s that time again. The third annual Chili Cup is set for November 14th. If you’ve missed the first two competitions, here’s what’s going down at the Culinary Smack Down of the year.

If you want the chance to have your name engraved on the Chili Cup you need to register online.  Chefs will cook up a Mega Crock Pot worth of Chili that they will take to the Selkirk Lounge (NDC) for the cook off.

If you don’t want to compete, you can come and sample all the chilis and vote for your favourite. It costs $3 to come as a taster with all proceeds from the event going to the Students’ Association Food Bank – just in time for the holidays!

If you don’t work at the Notre Dame Campus, you’re still eligible to take part – or to host another cook-off at your own campus. Talk to your manager or leave a reply to this post if you’re in that boat.

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Roasted Lemon and Rosemary Potatoes

February 9, 2012 • Written by

In anticipation of the Heart Smart Potluck Challenge, here’s a an idea for adding some zest to your potatoes, with a Mediterraen styled roasted lemon and rosemary potatoe dish from the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation website.  The site is loaded with recipes, so have a look and begin planning your February potluck.  

Roasted lemon and rosemary potatoes

Roasted lemon and rosemary potatoesMakes 4 servings (1 L/4 cups)

Lemon is a fresh flavour that goes well with potatoes. Which makes this side dish an easy addition to any meal time table. Adding a touch of oil near the end of cooking helps brown the potatoes and adds a touch more flavour.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 750 g (1 1/2 lbs) mini red potatoes
  • 50 mL (1/4 cup) no salt added chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) chopped fresh rosemary or 5 mL (1 tsp) dried rosemary, crushed
  • 10 mL (2 tsp) grated lemon rind
  • 25 mL (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 2 mL (1/2 tsp) paprika
  • 1 mL (1/4 tsp) freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 mL (2 tsp) extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and place in large bowl.
  2. Add broth, garlic, rosemary, lemon rind and juice, paprika and pepper; toss to coat well.
  3. Spread into parchment paper lined roasting pan and roast in 220 F (425 F) oven for 45 minutes.
  4. Stir in oil and roast for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and tender.

Nutrition information per serving (250 mL/1 cup)

  • Calories: 165
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 33 g
    • Fibre: 3 g      
    • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 12 mg
  • Potassium: 642 mg

Recipe developed by Emily Richards, PH Ec. ©Heart and Stroke Foundation 2011.

Posted: August 2011.

Orange Glazed Salmon

February 3, 2012 • Written by

In anticipation of the Heart Smart Potluck Challenge, here’s a tasty and “heart smart” orange glazed salmon recipe from the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation website.  The site is loaded with recipes, so have a look and begin planning your February potluck.  

Orange Glazed Salmon

Makes 4 servings

Cutting down salt by using simple ingredient of orange zest and orange juice to enhance flavour, heart healthy salmon has never tasted this good. Enjoy the benefit of omega-3 without giving up on taste.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz (360 g) salmon fillet (without skin)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) orange zest
  • 1 whole (4.5 oz/131 g) fresh orange (juiced)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) honey
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) pepper
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil

Directions:

  1. Thoroughly wash and dry orange before zesting.
  2. Use a medium-fine grater, grate the orange until only the white pith remains over the fruit. The orange zest will be used to flavour the salmon. Be careful not to use any white pith as it is bitter in taste.
  3. Cut orange in half and squeeze out all the juice.
  4. Mix orange juice, honey, salt, pepper and orange zest together to make marinade for the salmon.
  5. Pour marinade over salmon and marinate salmon for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove salmon from marinade. Save marinade to make the glaze for the salmon later on.
  7. Brush salmon with olive oil before placing them on the heated grill. Cook until fish turn opaque and turn the salmon over once during cooking. It will take approximately 7-9 minutes altogether pending on the thickness of the salmon.
  8. In a small pot using high heat, reduce the leftover marinade to a glaze.
  9. Drizzle the glaze over salmon before serving.

Nutritional information per serving
(3 oz/85 g)

  • Calories: 194
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Fat: 12 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
    • Dietary cholesterol: 48 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 4 g
    • Dietary fibre: 0 g
  • Sodium: 339 mg
  • Potassium: 312 mg

Developed by Sosan Hua, RD. ©The Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Heart-Smart Potluck Challenge

February 3, 2012 • Written by

February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month, and the Wellness Committee is excited to launch our Heart-Smart Potluck Challenge.  The Wellness Committee challenges our college community to host a Heart -Smart Pot Luck between February 13th and February 24th.  Get together with your colleagues or challenge another department  to a “Potluck Throw Down” to see who can make the tastiest Heart-Smart dish.

If you’re not sure what to make, head over to the Heart and Stroke Foundation website and browse their extensive set of Heart-Smart recipes. While there, you can also check out their 10 simple suggestions for healthy eating.

We are also looking for delicious Heart-Smart recipes to put on the Wellness Blog, so please send your recipes and photos of your pot luck to Isabel Bright (ibright@rrc.mb.ca).

Eat Well and Have Fun!