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The chef’s favourite with Constance: week of February 25th


The chef’s favourite with Constance: week of February 25th


3 min

Ah, February… As we approach the final week, I already feel the excitement building at the thought of presenting you with my culinary favourites for this particular period. This year, February has been more forgiving, offering us slightly milder days and less frosty nights. This unexpected mildness has inspired me to create a selection of recipes that capture all the vitality and freshness of the spring that lies ahead. Colourful ingredients, bold flavour combinations, and a touch of creativity are present in each of the recipes I have carefully selected for you. Additionally, I present to you my favourite products in the pantry to give you an extra boost of energy.

Nordic Shrimp Toast with cucumber, dill, lemon and a green salad with apple

Discover our irresistible Nordic shrimp open-faced sandwich! This recipe is a true ode to freshness and delicate flavours. Picture yourself indulging in Nordic shrimp enhanced by fresh dill, lemon zest, and capers, offering a perfect balance of acidity and freshness. To accompany this delicious open-faced sandwich, nothing beats a crispy green salad adorned with slices of sweet apple, bringing an extra touch of sweetness and freshness. And to add a crispy texture, we generously sprinkle it all with sunflower seeds. Simple to make yet so refined, this recipe is perfect for impressing your guests during a light lunch or an elegant dinner.

Gyro Salad with mini pork meatballs with dill and pickle sauce and spiced naan bread croutons

Here is this irresistible Gyro Salad with mini pork meatballs. This recipe is bursting with flavours and offers a refreshing interpretation of the classic gyro sandwich. The mini pork meatballs, perfectly seasoned, are the star of this salad. They are accompanied by a creamy sauce made with dill and pickles, which adds a touch of freshness and tanginess to every bite. The spiced naan bread croutons add a crunchy texture and exquisite aroma to this culinary creation. This gyro salad is not only delicious but also colourful and visually appealing. Fresh and vibrant ingredients, such as crisp vegetables and aromatic herbs, add an extra dimension to this culinary delight.

Roasted Cauliflower Buddha Bowl with millet, edamame, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers and Dragon sauce 

Indulge in our delicious Roasted Cauliflower Buddha Bowl, an explosion of vegan colours and flavours! This healthy bowl is a visual symphony composed of red cabbage, carrots, edamame, cucumber, and roasted cauliflower, offering a vibrant palette in every bite. The addition of millet adds a nutritious and satisfying touch, creating a perfect base for this vegetable feast. The dragon sauce, made from garlic, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, and maple syrup, harmoniously ties together all the ingredients. This recipe is not only a feast for the eyes but also perfect for a light dinner or nutritious lunch preparation for the next day. Let yourself be carried away by this healthy and delicious culinary creation!

After making your recipe selection for the week, head to the Cook it Pantry to complete your box with choices that will give you an extra boost of energy. This week, I’m offering you my picks for a vitality boost:

  • Cold-pressed Turmeric-Ginger Shots from Dose (4x60ml), certified Aliments du Québec.
  • A variety pack of fruits and vegetables from Cook it.
  • Litchi and Jasmine Kombucha from Rise.

Constance Tassé-Gagnon

Deputy Director of Product and Partnerships

Constance, a true culinary globetrotter, always on the lookout for the latest gastronomic trends. With 15 years of experience as a cook and pastry chef in Montreal’s gourmet restaurants, she excels in the art of dining and is always ready to host a memorable gathering. Her heart belongs to traditional Quebec cuisine, but her soul tirelessly explores flavors from around the world. Follow her for invaluable culinary tips and extraordinary taste discoveries that will make your next event an absolute success!