Asian-Style Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious meal plan then you’ve come to the right place. These Asian-Style Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps are full of bold and crisp flavour and so healthy that you won’t have to worry about eating another one.

Serves 4.

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes 

Ingredients: 

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp Sriracha Chili Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Beary Berry Honey Liquid Honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 red peppers, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 8 Chinese cabbage leaves, with the ribs cut out
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • Beary Berry Honey Spicy Ginger Honey Glaze 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, chicken broth, vinegar, Sriracha Chili Sauce, honey, ginger, and minced garlic until combined. Pour over chicken cubes and let marinade for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Prepare chicken skewers. Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water for 5-10 minutes. Layer red peppers, onions, pineapples chunks, and marinaded chicken on the skewers.
  4. Cook skewers on grill until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. To serve, take one cabbage leaf and add contents of one skewer. Top with grated carrots and quinoa. Add Beary Berry Honey Spicy Ginger Honey Glaze to taste.

Honey Glazed Carrots with Nuts

Serves 6

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

 Ingredients:

6 cups, peeled and chopped carrots

½ cup Beary Berry Honey Ginger honey, or to taste

½ cup chopped walnuts

½ cup chopped almonds

1 tbsp cinnamon

Salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place carrots in a large pot, cover with water and season with salt. Bring to a boil and cook until carrots are soft. Drain water.
  2. Add Beary Berry Honey Ginger honey and cinnamon to carrots and stir until covered. Transfer to a serving dish.
  3. Sprinkle chopped walnuts and almonds over top of carrots.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This is a great make-ahead vegetarian meal for quick lunches or a side dish. Delicious for potlucks and picnics, too. Serves 4 as a main, 8 as a side dish.

Vinaigrette
3 to 4 tbsp olive oil, extra-virgin
2 or 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp Beary Berry Honey (see recommendations below)

Salad
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
1/2 English cucumber, seeds removed and diced
2 hands full of chopped or baby spinach, kale, beet or other greens
1 to 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano (leaves, not ground)
3 cups cooked quinoa
salt and pepper, to taste
Optional: a handful of chopped fresh parsley
Optional: 100 gr of Feta cheese, crumbled
Optional: toss in a handful of black Kalamata olives


  1. Dice the vegetables and place them into a large bowl.
  2. Add all the remaining salad ingredients and toss well.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.
  4. Toss the salad with the vinaigrette and adjust to your taste – add more oil, salt, honey, herbs, or vinegar.

Tips, Suggestions & Information

  • Use Beary Berry Honey unpasteurized clear or creamed honey for a simple vinaigrette.
  • For this recipe, try our Pomegranate Honey, Licorice Honey, or Chai Honey. Use fresh lemon juice instead of red wine vinegar, and try our Lemon Honey or for a real Middle Eastern flavour, Peppermint Honey.
  • Quinoa is the only grain which is also a complete protein. It can be found at almost any natural foods, organic, or regular grocery store and is usually more economical in the bulk aisle. It increases about 3 x its volume when cooked. The easiest method is to cook it like pasta, in lots of water and exactly 11 minutes. Drain and serve immediately as a hot side dish or for a warm salad. For a cold salad or to make ahead, rinse the hot, cooked quinoa with cold water and keep it in the fridge up to 3 days, or portion in small containers and freeze for quick meals.
  • Use any combination of vegetables you like – broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, etc. Try adding cooked beans, chickpeas or lentils for different textures, or even cold shredded chicken or pork for meat eaters.

 

 

 

 

 

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese

This salad is excellent with any strong-tasting leafy green like spinach, arugula, kale, tatsoi, chicory, beet greens, mustard greens, radicchio, etc.

125 gr spinach leaves (or other greens)
100 to 150 gr crumbled or diced goat/sheep cheese
1/2 cup toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, etc.)
a handful of cooked, crumbled bacon, preferably from a local farm
6 to 8 tbsp Beary Berry Honey Strawberry Vinaigrette

  1. If the leaves are quite large, roughly tear them into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl.
  2. Toss the greens with 4 to 4 tbsp of the  Strawberry Vinaigrette (less or more to your taste) then divide the greens among 8 salad plates.
  3. Sprinkle with some of the goat cheese, then nuts, then berries – add a bit more of everything until your salad looks scrumptious.
  4. Drizzle with more vinaigrette if you choose.

Tips/Suggestions/Variations

  • Don’t dress the salad until shortly before serving as vinaigrette will cause the greens to wilt.
  • Lots of local sources for greens, berries and cheese. Check out your local farmers markets. The Cheesiry sheep and goat cheeses are great for this salad.
  • Change up the berries/fruit/nuts and try one of our other vinaigrettes for this salad: Raspberry Balsamic, Cranberry Cherry, or Moroccan Blueberry (with blueberries, pistachios and feta cheese).
  • Toasted nuts are great – candied nuts are even better!

Recipe and image copyright ElaineWilson.com, used with permission.

Beet Green and Bacon Salad with Berry Vinaigrette

Don’t throw away those gorgeous beet greens! Use them in stirfry, soups, and side dishes. With tons of nutrition and flavour, and paired with berries, bacon and sheep cheese, they make an amazing salad.

3 to 4 cups beet greens, stem removed (or spinach, arugula, romaine or other lettuce)
a handful of crumbled or diced goat/sheep cheese, preferably from a local farm
a handful of toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, etc.)
a handful of cooked, crumbled bacon, preferably from a local farm
a handful of berries of your choice

  1. Toss the greens with half of the vinaigrette (recipe below) and divide between two salad plates.
  2. Sprinkle with some of the cheese, then nuts, then bacon, then berries – add a bit more of everything until you think your salad looks scrumptious.
  3. Drizzle with more salad dressing if you choose.

Quick  Berry Vinaigrette

1 tbsp Beary Berry Honey – Black Raspberry, Red Raspberry or Pomegranate
1 tbsp raspberry vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 tbsp mashed berries (fresh or frozen)
water to thin just to your taste

Whisk everything together in a small bowl and adjust for sweetness or acid. Season with salt and/or pepper if you like.  Drizzled over greens with some toasted nuts, goat cheese, and sliced fresh fruit or dried fruit.

(OR)  Use Beary Beary Honey Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe copyright ElaineWilson.com, used with permission.


Resources

Beary Berry Honey products available at farmers markets, their farm store near Tofield, in SaveOn Stores, and in many local shops. Visit BearyBerryHoney.com or call 780-662-3577.

The Cheesiry cheese products available at farmers markets, their farm store near Kitscoty, and in many local shops. Visit TheCheesiry.com for more information.

Irvings Farms pork and bacon products available at farmers market, their farm store near Round Hill, and in many local shops. Visit IrvingsFarmFresh.com for more information.


Check out EatEastOfEdmonton.com for a listing of the many farms east of Edmonton that you can visit and where they grow our vegetables, grains and the meat we enjoy. You can also get recommended routes for self-guided tours of the region, including the many farms open to visitors.

Visit GoEastRTO.com for suggested day trips of activities, festivals, and sightseeing in the region east of Edmonton.