Healthy and tasty meals now that school’s back

Northern News (Kirkland Lake) - - LIFE - ATCO BLUE FLAME KITCHEN ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s col­umn on healthy eat­ing for busy fam­i­lies runs Wed­nes­days in the Calgary Her­ald’s food sec­tion. Look for our From Our Roots cook­book in stores and on­line. For tips on cook­ing, food safety or house­hold ma

Back to school sea­son is in full swing. Whether you have schoolaged chil­dren or not, it never hurts to get a de­li­cious and healthy din­ner on the ta­ble fast. Here are some of our favourite recipes:

Our Lentil and Mixed Veg­etable Cous­cous Salad is a speedy dish that’s easy to make — cous­cous is “cooked” by sim­ply soak­ing in boil­ing wa­ter, and the rest of the in­gre­di­ents re­quire min­i­mal prepa­ra­tion.

This salad will also keep for sev­eral days — per­fect for bagged lunches.

Pork of­ten gets a bad rap for be­ing too dry — the se­cret is not to over­cook it.

In our Fast Fry Pork Lo Mein, pork chops are seared for just three min­utes per side, then sim­mered briefly with colour­ful veg­eta­bles in soy sauce flavoured with gar­lic, gin­ger and se­same oil, for ten­der and juicy pork.

With our One Pot Spaghetti, not only do you save time cook­ing, you’ll save time on dishes, too. This mod­ern take on spaghetti Bolog­nese cooks the pasta right in the sauce — the starch from the pasta helps to thicken it.

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