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Roasted Tomato Dip

Adapted from: https://www.acouplecooks.com/roasted-tomato-almond-dip-with-grilled-bread/ Photo Credit: A Couple Cooks Ingredients 3/4 cup roasted almonds15-ounce can crushed fire roasted tomatoes1 garlic clove1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 cup olive oil1 baguette or...

Greek Bowl with Chicken

Recipe by: Aline Ingredients For the Salad: cooked quinoachopped fresh veggies (cucumber, tomato, red onion, bell peppers)fresh greens (kale, arugula, spinach, lettuce, etc.)feta cheese, cubed or crumbled (or vegan feta)olives (optional)chicken souvlaki (sub for...

Pasta Bake with Roasted Veg

Adapted from: https://cookieandkate.com/baked-ziti-recipe-with-roasted-vegetables Photo Credit: Cookie & Kate Ingredients Roasted Veggies 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets1 bell pepper, cut into 1″ squares1 medium onion, sliced into wedges...

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Adapted from: https://pinchofyum.com/vegetarian-shepherds-pie Photo Credit: Pinch of Yum Ingredients Filling: 2 tablespoons olive oil3 shallots, minced (or sub 1 onion + 2 cloves garlic)16 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced6 carrots, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)1 tsp...

Roasted Sausages with Peppers and Garlic Aioli

Adapted from: https://pinchofyum.com/grilled-sausage-and-peppers-with-garlic-aioli Photo Credit: Pinch of Yum Ingredients Sausage and Peppers 1 package Farmer's Sausage2 bell peppers, cut into sliceshalf of an onion, cut into slicesmixed dried herbs or Montreal Steak...

One-Pan Vegan Curry

Adapted from: https://themovementmenu.com/vegan-thai-curry/ Serves: 6  Total time: 45 minutes Photo Credit: The Movement Menu Ingredients 2 tablespoons avocado oil or coconut oil1 small yellow onion, choppedpinch of kosher salt (adjust to taste)4 garlic cloves,...

Simple Mushroom Gravy

Photo from & recipe adapted from ohmyveggies.com Servings: 8 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil1/2 cup chopped onion1 tsp dried thyme1/4 tsp salt8 oz oyster or cremini mushrooms, sliced1/4 cup wine vinegar3 cups mushroom stock or vegetable broth1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose...

Italian Pork Meatballs

Adapted from: https://www.thekitchn.com/italian-meatballs Photo Credit: SHEELA PRAKASH / The Kitchn Ingredients 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese1/2 small yellow onion2 cloves garlic1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves (or 1 Tbsp dried)8 ounces ground beef8 ounces ground...

Easy Ground Pork Stir-Fry

Adapted from: https://www.frugalnutrition.com/easy-ground-pork-stir-fry/ Photo Credit: Frugal Nutrition Ingredients 1 cup uncooked brown or white rice8–12 oz (1/2–3/4 lb) ground pork (or other ground meat)1.5 cups mushrooms, cut into chunks or slices 1/2 medium onion,...

Stuffed Winter Squash

Adapted from: https://cookingformysoul.com/stuffed-acorn-squash/#wprm-recipe-container-1485 Photo Credit: Cooking for my Soul Ingredients 1 acorn squash (or delicata, butternut, or your favourite winter squash)Salt and pepperOlive oil1-2 cloves minced...

Kale and Leek Strata

Adapted from: https://ashcuoco.com/turnip-greens-strata Photo Credit: Ash Cuoco Ingredients 4 large eggs1 cup whole milk or cream1 cup crème fraiche, yogurt, or sour cream¼ cup chicken or vegetable stockSalt and freshly cracked pepper1 tablespoon olive oil6 heaping...

One-Pot Beef Stew

Adapted from: https://thebusybaker.ca/best-ever-one-pot-beef-stew-recipe/#wprm-recipe-container-4534 Photo Credit: The Busy Baker Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil2 pounds stewing beefsalt and pepper (to taste)2 tablespoons all purpose flour1 teaspoon dried...

Swiss Chard, Feta & Leek Frittata

Adapted from: http://blog.freshharvestga.com/swiss-chard-feta-leek-frittata/ Photo Credit: Dishing Up the Dirt INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil1 large leek, white and light green parts only, halved, cleaned well and roughly chopped1 small bunch of Swiss chard,...

Honey-Mustard Grilled Pork Chops

Adapted from: https://www.closetcooking.com/honey-mustard-grilled-pork-chops/?/ Photo Credit: Closet Cooking Ingredients 2 pork chops2 Tbsp honey1 Tbsp dijon mustard1 Tbsp grainy mustard (or more dijon)1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar1/2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari1 clove...

Fried Eggplant in Chili-Garlic Sauce

Adapted from: https://biancazapatka.com/en/chinese-eggplants-with-chili-garlic-sauce/ Photo Credit: biancazapatka.com Ingredients 2 small or 1 large eggplant1 tsp salt1 Tbsp cornstarch (or other starch) For the sauce 1.5 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari1 Tbsp rice vinegar1-2...

Classic BBQ Burger

Adapted from: https://www.ricardocuisine.com/recettes/6861-burger---vraiment-cochon--- Photo Credit: Ricardo Cuisine Ingredients: Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions 1 onion, minced225 g (8 oz.) White, cremini, or other mushrooms, sliced30 ml (2 tbsp.) Butter30 ml (2...

Arugula Pesto Pizza with Pattypan Squash

Adapted from: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/arugula-pesto-pizza-with-zucchini-3363345 Photo Credit: Food Network For the arugula pesto: 1/4 cup hazelnuts, walnuts, or your favourite nut/seed3 cups baby arugula1 cup fresh parsley (or other...

Grilled Turkey Sausage and Veggie Kabobs

Adapted from: https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/veggie-sausage-kabobs/ Photo Credit: Chelsea's Messy Apron INGREDIENTS 1 package turkey sausages, cut in 1 to 1-1/2 inch pieces3 bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces1/2 of a red onion, cut into 1 inch pieces10 baby...

Fresh Peach Salsa

Adapted from: https://natashaskitchen.com/fresh-peach-salsa-recipe/ Photo Credit: Natasha's Kitchen INGREDIENTS 1 lb tomatoes, diced1 bell pepper, seeded and finely diced2 jalapeños seeded and finely diced (optional - for mild salsa, simply replace with more bell...

Classic Ham & Cheese Quiche

Adapted from: https://www.thekitchn.com/ham-and-cheese-quiche-268049?amp=1 Photo Credit: Grace Elkus (The Kitchn) INGREDIENTS 1 frozen pie crust (or make your own)1 1/2 cups shredded or cubed sharp cheddar or Swiss cheese, or a combination1 1/2 cups diced cooked...

Simple Grilled Graffiti Eggplant

Adapted from: https://www.afamilyfeast.com/grilled-graffiti-eggplant/#tasty-recipes-23279 Photo Credit: A Family Feast INGREDIENTS 3 graffiti, confetti, or Japanese eggplants1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil4 cloves garlic3 Tbsp. fresh rosemary (or 3 tsp. dried)1/2 tsp...

Brown Rice Dolmades in Swiss Chard Leaves

Adapted from: http://yummybeet.com/2014/08/18/greek-rainbow-chard-burritos/ Photo Credit: Allison Day Serves 4 as a main, 6 to 10 as an appetizer  Ingredients  ½ cup uncooked short-grain brown rice1 cup water 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil10-12 large rainbow or...

Crispy Pattypan Bites with Creamy Herb Sauce

Adapted from: https://www.seasonlycreations.com/crispy-zucchini-bites-with-creamy-thyme-sauce/ Photo Credit: Seasonly Creations (Nicole) Ingredients For the Crispy Zucchini: 1 pattypan squash (or zucchini), cut into half inch slices3 large eggs1/2 cup milk (or milk...

Sweet and Smokey Grilled Trout

Adapted from: https://lifeloveandgoodfood.com/best-grilled-salmon/ Photo Credit: Sheila Thigpen (Life, Love, and Good Food) Ingredients 1/4 cup brown sugar2 tablespoons lemon juice1/2 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon salt1/4 cup soy sauce / tamari1/4 cup olive oil2...

SAUTÉED KALE WITH GARLIC AND CARROT GREENS

Adapted from: http://www.hungrywanderlust.com/sauteed-kale-carrot-greens/ Photo Credit: Zoe Nguyen-Patalano (Hungry Wanderlust) Ingredients 1 bunch of kale, chopped1 bunch of carrot greens (tops of 2-3 carrots)2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced2 Tbsp butter (or Earth...

Smoked Whitefish Salad

Adapted from: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/280138/smoked-whitefish-salad/?utm_source=pinterest.com Photo Credit: Betsy Andrews (Eating Well) Ingredients 1 pound smoked whitefish or trout, deboned and flaked (about 4 cups)⅓ cup mayonnaise¼ cup diced red bell...

Carrot Top Chimichurri

Adapted from: https://www.loveandlemons.com/carrot-greens-chimichurri Photo Credit: Love and Lemons Ingredients 1 cup finely chopped carrot greens2 teaspoons dried oregano1/4 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon sweet paprika1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 garlic clove, minced1/2...

Beet Green Pesto

Adapted from: https://foodwithfeeling.com/beet-greens-pesto/ Photo Credit: Food with Feeling Ingredients 4 cups of beet greens, stems removed½ cup of pine nuts (or walnuts or other nut/seed)3 tablespoons of parmesan (or nutritional yeast)4 cloves of garlic, roughly...

Quick Pan-Fried Rainbow Trout

Adapted from: https://www.mariaushakova.com/2017/07/pan-fried-rainbow-trout/ Photo Credit: Maria Ushakova Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil1 rainbow trout fillet, skin on (optional: cut fillet into smaller pieces)garlic powderpaprikasaltpepperfresh lemon  Directions...

Creamy New Potatoes and Peas

Adapted from: https://www.olgasflavorfactory.com/recipes/ontheside/side-dishes/new-potatoes-and-peas/ Photo Credit: Olga's Flavour Factory Ingredients 3 lbs new potatoes salt and black pepper, to taste4 Tablespoons butter (or Earth Balance for vegan)1 small onion (or...

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Crostini

Adapted from: http://cookingandbeer.com/2015/05/roasted-beets-and-beet-greens-with-goat-cheese-crostini/#recipeanchor Ingredients 8 beets (with greens attached - greens will be used as base for salad, but you can also add in other greens or lettuce to mix it up)4...

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

Adapted from: https://thecompletesavorist.com/korean-beef-lettuce-wraps#wprm-recipe-container-9385 Photo Credit: The Complete Savorist Ingredients 1 head lettuce (Bibb, Boston, and butter are great choices)1 lb lean ground beef (or Beyond Beef for a vegan option)1/2...

Kohlrabi, Apple, & Mint Slaw

Adapted from: https://www.marthastewart.com/1533819/kohlrabi-apple-and-mint-slaw Photo Credit: Martha Stewart | JUSTIN WALKER Ingredients 3 ½ cups peeled and julienned kohlrabi (roughly 2 pounds)4 teaspoons fresh lime juice, plus 1 teaspoon finely grated zest (from 1...

Thai Chicken Endive Boats

Adapted from: https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/thai-chicken-endive-boat Photo Credit: Joanne Tsakos / Clean Eating Magazine Ingredients 1 5-oz boneless, skinless chicken breast⅛ tsp sea salt⅛ tsp fresh ground black pepper1 ½ cups sprouts (or pea / sunflower...

Endive Citrus Slaw

Adapted from: https://www.anediblemosaic.com/endive-citrus-slaw/ Photo Credit: An Edible Mosaic Ingredients ¾ - 1 lb endive (about 3-4 endives)1½ tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon olive oil½ tablespoon honey (more or less to taste)1 teaspoon lemon zest¼ teaspoon...

Crispy Kabocha Squash Fries

Adapted from: https://www.notquitenigella.com/2019/09/27/kabocha-fries-pumpkin-baked/amp.html  Photo Credit: Not Quite Nigella Ingredients 1 small kabocha squash (around 900g/1kg)3-4 tablespoons cornstarch2 tablespoons cajun spice OR Old Bay seasoning(make your...

Potato Crusted Fish and Chips

Photo Credit: Half Baked Harvest Adapted from: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/potato-chip-crusted-fish-and-chips-with-all-the-fixings/#bo-recipe Ingredients CHIPS ·  1 ½  pounds russet potatoes cut into thinish wedges ·  12 ounces Irish beer (or your...

Smoked Trout Tacos

Photo credit: alisonallspice.com Adapted from: http://www.alisonsallspice.com/creamy-lemon-smoked-trout-tacos/ Ingredients ⅓ cup mayo or sour cream2 Tbsp fresh lime juice + zest1 clove of fresh garlic4 six-inch tortillas (corn or flour)2 cups romaine or other greens,...

Simple Roasted Garlic Scapes

Photo credit: https://www.chasingtheseasons.com/ Adapted from: https://www.chasingtheseasons.com/oven-roasted-garlic-scapes/ Ingredients Garlic scapes, rinsed, remove long flower buds at the topOlive oilKosher salt & pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 425 F. ...

Glazed Bok Choy

Photo credit: https://www.cookingpanda.com Adapted from: https://www.cookingpanda.com/recipe/glazed-bok-choy/ Ingredients 4-5 baby bok choy, halved2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari1 tsp honey1 tbsp olive oil½ tsp black pepper½ tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove fresh garlic,...

Beet Fried Rice

Adapted from: https://yupitsvegan.com/beet-fried-rice/  Photo Credit: Yup...it's vegan Ingredients For the beets and aromatics: 1 and ½ tbsp coconut oil340 g beets peeled and finely diced (2 medium-sized beets)1 inch ginger peeled and minced2 cloves garlic...

Wild Spring Veggie Recipes

Spring on Manitoulin Island is one of our favourite times; the ice breaks up, the island starts to come awake, and the forests start to fill with fresh wild foods. Some of our favourites are wild leeks and fiddleheads, both of which are now available on Manitoulin...

Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

We're all about showing love through food, whether it's cooking for someone else or providing them with all the ingredients they need to enjoy some time at home cooking or baking a new dish. If you're looking for something to do for your mom this Mother's Day, why not...

The Island Jar x LCBO Food & Drink

This summer, a film crew from LCBO Food & Drink launched a web series called 5 Stops - they toured around Ontario visiting different regions that offer unique experiences in local food. We were very excited when they called to tell us that they were doing an...

How to Sprout

Have you been wanting to try sprouting but weren't sure where to start? Sprouting can seem intimidating if you've never done it yourself, but it's one of the easiest forms of "gardening" and there are SO many benefits to sprouting at home! As part of the first annual...

Local Fairtrade Coffee

Local Fairtrade Coffee

One of the local suppliers The Island Jar works with is Espanola Coffee Roasters, located in Espanola, Ontario (30 minutes from Manitoulin Island). The founder, Dan, started this business in 2016 out of a passion for high quality, freshly roasted coffee that he was...

Supplier Sunday – Clef des Champs

Supplier Sunday – Clef des Champs

This week for Supplier Sunday we’re featuring Clef des Champs, the business that grows and harvests all of the amazingly fresh, organic bulk herbs & spices (and tinctures) we carry! A Canadian leader in traditional herbalism, Clef des Champs was founded...

Supplier Sunday – Heartwood Kombucha

Supplier Sunday – Heartwood Kombucha

We're starting [very] close to home for our first Supplier Sunday feature, with @heartwoodkombucha! Before this awesome local kombucha business came to be, Connor (the founder) had been making his own homemade brew for several years as a hobby. His friends’...

The Benefits of Collagen & Bone Broth

The Benefits of Collagen & Bone Broth

What is Collagen? According to Bluebird Provisions’ website: "Collagen makes up about a third of the protein in your body. It is mostly found in your tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage and skin (1). Think of collagen as a hard, fibrous protein which holds our bodies...

Crickets – The Benefits of Eating Bugs

Crickets – The Benefits of Eating Bugs

Challenges in Food Production According to foodsecurecanada.org: “It is widely accepted that by 2050 the world will host 9 billion people. To accommodate this number, current food production will need to almost double. Land is scarce and expanding the area devoted to...

New Fall 2018 Products

New Fall 2018 Products

As proud members of the Canadian Health Food Association, we attended their annual CHFA East trade show event on September 15th and 16th to learn about all the new health food trends and products in Canada. After visiting with, and sampling from, as many exhibitors as...