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the focus of the Dragon’s picnic is whole foods, plant based eating and the site is a collection of information and favourite recipes gathered along the way


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  • Millet, Beet, Lentil and Hazelnut Salad

    Along with many others, when I think of comfort food I often gravitate towards grains, breads, and pastas.  As grains are naturally high in fiber, they tend to leave you feeling full and satisfied. However, not many of us would think of a salad as comfort food but adding grains to vegetables, and other typical salad ingredients, can make for a tasty and satisfying meal.

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  • Iced Oat Bars

    Craving a sweet treat? For as long as I can remember, I have always reached for something sweet at the end of a meal. It has definitely been a time-honoured tradition in our family to enjoy dessert and it is a habit I have never considered giving up. However, what has changed over time is the type of treat that I find will satisfy the sweet craving and it no longer needs to be something full of refined sugars, saturated fats and processed ingredients.

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  • Spiced Mango Chutney

    Chutney is a delicious and versatile condiment that is full of micronutrients and thought to aid digestion. It can be used in a variety of cuisines and is often made from fruits, vegetables, and/or herbs with vinegar, sugar, and spices. There are many types of chutney which can be used to add a variety of flavours to a range of things such as curries, cheese and biscuits, roasts and sandwiches. Generally, chutney can be used to highlight specific flavours or provide balance to a range of dishes.

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  • Vegan Chocolate Marble Milk Bread

    If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, there is no doubt that bread would be high on my list.  My favourite types of bread have always been the heavier loaves such as pumpernickel, multigrain and soda bread.  So, in complete contract, when I recently discovered Japanese Milk Bread with its soft, light texture, it was a surprise to find it so appealing.

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  • Back to the Seed with Sprouting – Part I

    Advancements in medicine and research have made dramatic differences to health and life expectancy, however, acceptance of the positive role diet and nutrition plays in health gains momentum every day.  Although there is little doubt to the benefits of a diet full of fruit, vegetables and whole grains, the cost of preparing a meal from scratch – as opposed to processed foods – can be significantly higher.  One relatively easy and economical way to add abundant nutrition to any diet is through sprouting.

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  • Moving!

    A big thank you to Greedy Bear Bakes for this nomination. Although the Dragon’s Picnic has not posted for a few months, this seems the perfect final post on my WordPress blog.  I am moving to a self-hosted site and although it is not up and running just yet, please drop by some time in […]

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