Yearly Archives: 2014

WG’s Favoirite Marni Wasserman Recipes

Narrowing our favorite Mani Wasserman recipes down to our top 5 was a very hard task!  Here are our favorite 5, but be sure to check out her other recipes as well because they are equally delicious! 1. Brown Rice Pesto Pasta 2. Yam Pecan Loaf 3. Tender Cocoa Cream Cake 4. Black Bean Salad with Fresh Mint 5. Surreal Sweet Potato Leek Soup

WG’s Favorite Annaliisa Kapp Recipes

We can always count on Annaliisa’s Organic Kitchen for some healthy and delicious menu ideas!  Here are our top 5 favorite recipes from Annaliisa: 1. Gingerbread Delight Smoothie 2. Kale and Apricot Salad with Creamy Hemp Dressing 3. Coconut Curry Stew 4. Raw Chocolate Chai Goji Granola Bars 5. Sweet Potato Chickpea Quinoa Burgers

WG’s Favorite Weelicious Recipes!

We absolutely love all of Weelicious’ recipes!  They are all so easy, fun, healthy and a hit for the whole family!  Here are our top 5 favorite Weelicious recipes: 1. Pumpkin Waffles 2. Broccoli Cheese Patties 3. Spinach Cheddar Chive Scones 4. Green Machine Pizza 5. Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

Wean Green Holiday Traditions

We absolutely love this time of year especially with all the traditions that we have!  Here are our favorite traditions from the Wean Green Team!  Happy Holidays from our Families to yours!   Melissa –  Christmas Eve has quickly become one of my favourite times of the holidays!  My beautiful sister has carried on a tradition started by my parents when we were kids and I love it.  For as far back as I can remember we have a massive FONDUE every Christmas Eve.  The food spread is amazing – we enjoy meats, cheeses (with batter), breads, veggies, seafood and so much more.  We always have a few oil fondue pots as well as an amazing cheddar cheese fondue & some amazing batter!  And of course it wouldn’t be Christmas Eve with out a few glasses of white to wash it all down. One of my favorite things about the night is that we always have some ‘extras’ that had no plans for Christmas Eve.  My stomach always hurts after the meal, not be cause I overindulged (which I probs did) but because I LAUGH so hard all dinner.  The excitement and joy of the holidays could easily be captured at our dinner table.  Isn’t it funny how food can create such amazing family moments?!  Thanks mama and seester for making these memories for me and my family! Dana – My Father-in-Law served a mission for our church in Finland from September 1965 to April 1968.  When he had children of his own a few years later, he decided to incorporate his time in Finland with his own family Christmas traditions. This is how the tradition goes.  On Christmas Eve, when singing Christmas carols, if you happen to sing THIS song, you may receive a visit from Joulupukki, the Finnish Santa Claus.  Joulupukki usually brings a small gift and makes sure that all the kids have been good. My husband and all his siblings have continued this tradition in their own families.  Our kids now enjoy visits from Joulupukki each year.  The kids love it so much that by 2-3 years old they can sing the Joulupukki song by heart! Kat –  Every Christmas my family has a big fondue dinner.  There is usually upwards of 15 people that gather around about 5 fondue pots!  We love the cheese fondue and beef fondue but we have also recently introduced chicken and seafood in as well.  On top of this we have a variety of veggie side dishes and other foods that taste delicious with warm fondue cheese drizzled on top!  If anything drops on the floor we don’t have to worry because we have our cleanup duty (our dog Roxy) under the table on patrol at all times throughout the meal! After fondue we all gather around the tree and each pick 1 gift to open that night.  Once we are done opening the gifts, it is back to the table for dessert.  We have a chocolate fondue with fresh […]

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Contest

This is the perfect contest for all the foodies out there!  Enter for your chance to win a prize pack full of cookbooks from all of our Gift Guide Chefs, a copy of our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide and a $100 Wean Green gift certificate! a Rafflecopter giveaway

2014 Favourite Foodies!

These amazing foodies have contribute their favourite recipes to Wean Green’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. And the festive recipes are spectacular! Check them out. Learn about them. Follow them. Love them!   Joy the Baker                            weelicious     Marni Wasserman                     Meghan Telpner     Annalissa Kapp     

Comfort Food Recipe – Italian Tortellini Soup

I had the absolute privilege to live with my in-laws for the first year of my marriage (I know rare thing).  One of many things that my Mother-In Law (Mog- Mother of Gibb) taught me was to refine my non-existant cooking skills.  The whole family refers to her as the soup queen and this is one of my favorites.  Whenever I eat it, it reminds me of my very caring Mother-In-Law, who shows her love through food 🙂 Mog’s Italian Tortellini Soup 1 lb Italian sausage 1 cup coarsely copped onions 2 garlic cloves, sliced 5 cups beef broth 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup dry red wine or water 2 cups (4 medium) chopped, seeded, peeled tomatoes 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 1/2 tsp basil leaves 1/2 tsp oregano leaves 8 oz/ 213 ml cal tomato sauce 1 1/2 cups sliced zucchini 2 cups frozen tortellini 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 medium green pepper cut into 1/2 inch pieces Grated Parmesan and/or Mozzerella Brown sausage meat in soup pot; reserve 1 tbsp drippings.  Set browned meat aside.  Saute onions and garlic in reserved drippings until onions are tender.  Add beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce and sausage.  Bring to boil, reduce heat; simmer uncovered 30 minutes.  Skim fat from soup.  Stir in zucchini tortellini, parsley, and green pepper.  Simmer, covered, an additional 35-40 minutes or until tortellini are tender.  Top with Parmesan cheese and Mozzerella.  makes 8 servings. If you batch cook, do not add tortellini’s until you are reheating it. I hope it warms your heart like it warms mine 🙂

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

It is here and it is wonderfully delicious! This year we decided to get our most loved foodies together to share their favourite holiday recipes with everyone. The result = my favourite gift guide yet! Don’t forget to watch for the contest to win this printed book as well as cookbooks from all of our contributors. A foodies dream gift! Click on the photo below to see the guide in full size. Looking for a little more inspiration for this gift giving season? Check out Wean Green’s Gift Guides from previous years! 2011- ‘Think Outside of the Cube‘ 2012- ‘Do-It-Yourself Master‘ 2013- ‘Stocking Stuffer Favourites‘  

TheBabyGuyNYC 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

TheBabyGuyNYC has just released his 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!  Check out what his favorite brands are this holiday season including Wean Green!    Click on the photo above to see the full guide!  

Comfort Food Recipe – Glazed Chicken

  Ingredients: 1 lb chicken 1 beaten egg 1 cup flour 1/2 cup butter Glaze: 3 Tablespoons soya sauce 3 Tablespoons water 1/2 cup vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Dredge the chicken in the flour Brown the chicken in the melted butter Cover chicken in glaze Bake at 350 for 30 to 45 minutes Enjoy!