‘Tis the winter eating season. I’m delighted to share some delicious and doable recipes on CHCH Morning Live to help you and your family get through the winter months!! Click here to watch segment.

Winter Fruit

Brighten up any salad, cheese platter or enjoy straight up – the persiMon® from Spain is a delicious and nutritious winter fruit.

persiMon® from Spain – sweet and succulent and ready to eat.

persiMon® from Spain facts:

~ 6 grams of fibre per fruit and a source of vitamins C, K and A.

~ the persiMon® is not astringent like other varieties of persimmons – the flavour is comparable to a peach or mango and ready to eat with the skin on (enjoy as you would an an apple).

Click here for more information about persiMon® from Spain.

Winter Greens with persiMon® and Goat Cheese

A simple, delicious and pretty salad – perfect for holiday entertaining.

4 cups (1 L) baby arugula

6 radishes, well washed and thinly sliced

2 persiMon® from Spain, well washed, stem removed and cut in thin wedges

garnish: chopped fresh mint (about 1/4 cup (60 mL) and crumbled goat cheese (about 1/2 cup (125 mL)

dressing: quality olive oil, fresh lemon zest and salt & pepper

Toss together salad ingredients and place on large platter. Garnish with mint and goat cheese. Drizzle with oil, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Makes about 6 servings.

Spiced persiMon® Winter Smoothie

1 persiMon®, washed, stem removed, chopped in chunks and frozen

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground ginger

pinch nutmeg

1 tsp (5 mL) coconut oil *optional

1 1/4 cups (310 mL) dairy beverage of choice (milk, almond milk, coconut milk)

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until desired consistency. Makes about 2 cups (500 mL).

Comfort Food ~ Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Scoobi Do

A perfect dish to serve after a long day of snowshoeing, tobogganing or cross country skiing. I like to add sliced grilled spicy sausage to this dish and garnish with pumpkin seeds and shaved Reggiano. Click here for the recipe. DYK: Italpasta is made right here in Canada and with 100% Canadian wheat! Click here for more recipes using Italpasta.

Winter Sweet Treats

These delicious and decadent treats make a perfect holiday gift from the kitchen. Click here for more tasty recipes featuring peanut and peanut butter. Peanuts and peanut butter are staples in Canadian homes and contain heart healthy fats, plant protein and fiber. Click here to learn more about the health benefits of peanuts and peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Truffles – click here for recipe.
Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Bark – click here for the recipe.

Charmaine is the host of “In Char’s Kitchen” on YourTV Muskoka and regular guest on: Rogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning LiveBreakfast Television What She Said Radio sharing her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and fitness.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

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