Food Day Canada: don’t forget soy is grown in the heartland

Over the Civic Day weekend, I was inspired with all the Twitter postings celebrating Food Day Canada. From P.E.I. mussels and potatoes to B.C.’s salmon and blueberries, Canadians are spoiled with high-quality ingredients. But where were the soy ingredients, grown in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba?

Cheryl Strachan, a Calgary, Alberta registered dietitian, answered that question with a Food Day Canada blog (July 30).  She describes herself as a former cardiac rehab dietitian on a mission:  heart health, wellness and good food. One of her top 10 vegan recipes is baked tofu with peanut sauce and bok choy.

Okay, the peanut sauce might not be totally made-in-Canada, but there’s a plentiful supply right now of locally-grown bok choy. This recipe is a break from barbecued meats without sacrificing flavour.  Here’s the link:

http://sweetspotnutrition.ca/recipe/tofu-with-peanut-sauce/

I’m now following her on Twitter @SweetSpotRD.