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The Powerful Beet

Beet and Carrot Salad

Beets are a nutritional powerhouse with their rich, deep red-violet colour that holds beneficial betalain pigments. These pigments can help keep nerves healthy, have anti-inflammatory benefits and helps detoxify the body overall.

At Wanigan, we recommend eating them raw or gently steaming them if you want the full nutritional impact of the beets super powers. 

Try beets simply shredded and added to salads and onto other dishes. Juiced with an apple, carrot and ginger makes a  potent and healthy juice.

Of course, beets are delicious roasted in the oven or prepared into soups and stews as well.

The colour in beets makes for an excellent food colouring for baking cakes, muffins and icing. If you're into colouring easter eggs, beets make an excellent red dye that is 100% natural.

Beet & Carrot Salad

1 large red beet, peeled and grated
3 carrots, scrubbed and grated
2 green onions, finely sliced
1⁄2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1⁄2 cup raw walnuts

Dressing:

2 oranges, peeled and seeded
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1⁄2 tsp sea salt

Finely shred beets and carrots, separately in a food processor. 
Keep them separated until you are ready to serve so the bright red colour of the beets will gradually saturate the carrots. Set aside.

Blend all dressing ingredients and pour over beets in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Toss together and gently add carrots and toss again.
Before serving, sprinkle pumpkin seeds and walnuts on top.

Makes 2 servings

 

Small Wanigan Basket of the Week!

You're not dreaming, that's a pineapple!

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Who knew you could get so much tropical fruit so close to winter?! This week's Small Wanigan Basket features digestion enhancing pineapple and bananas.

small wanigan basket

Packed with bromelain, pineapple is a delicious fruit that will help your body break down your meals for better digestion, while bananas will help you with regularity.  But there's a lot more than just tropical fruit in this week's Small Wanigan Basket! Check out what else you will receive if you order one today:

What a haul! All this goodness could be delivered to your door for just $34, anywhere across the GTA. Order your Small Wanigan Basket today!

Small Wanigan Basket of the Week!

What magnificent hauls we've had this fall!

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This week's Small Wanigan Basket is no exception! We've packed each basket with love and an abundance of fresh organic produce for you to enjoy. We love all the seasonal gems that made it into this week's bags and so will you!

What's in our Small Wanigan Baskets this week:

Order your Small Wanigan Basket today! We'll deliver it to your door  anywhere in Toronto, Brampton and the GTA!

 

 

Smoothie of the Week: Beet Supreme

We have a beautiful and delicious smoothie for you today! Check out our Smoothie of the Week, the Beet Supreme Smoothie! Excellent for the blood, digestion and energy!

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Fall for Small Wanigan Baskets!

Fall is in full swing and we couldn't be happier about it! Fall is one of the most amazing times of the year for produce. With a huge variety of seasonal fruits and veggies available, it can be hard to pick what to buy each week! Luckily for you, Wanigan sells Small Wanigan Baskets bursting at the seams with fresh seasonal produce. We only stock the best fruits and veggies so you never need to worry about quality when you shop with us. Check out what was in this week's Small Wanigan Baskets:

What a glorious haul! We're already dreaming up stews and smoothies featuring these fresh ingredients.If you missed this week's Small Wanigan, don't fret, order one next week! We'll deliver it right to your door, anywhere in the GTA.

Fall hauls for everyone!

Did we mention we love fall produce? Its delicious, healthy and plentiful! We're snacking on cranberries, pumpkins and squash as we admire the beautiful colours of the season.

We snuck a few fall favourites into our Small Wanigan Baskets this week! An abundance of fresh organic produce for just $34! Oh the possibilities with these seasonal ingredients...cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, apple pie...we can't wait to get in the kitchen! As always we've included a seasonal recipe from our blog with the purchase of every Small Wanigan Basket -- to inspire you! What's your favourite fall fruit or vegetable?

Check out what's in this week's Small Wanigan Basket, always organic and local whenever possible:

What are you waiting for, order your Small Wanigan Basket today! We'll deliver it right to your door.

Why you should order a Small Wanigan Basket!

We had another gorgeous Small Wanigan Basket this week! Check out the beautiful bounty -- all for just $34!

Small Wanigan Basket

Who knew you could get such an abundance of high quality organic fruit and veg for so little?!

 

Here's what we love about the Small Wanigan Basket:

  • Its super affordable
  • It will feed a crowd
  • Its loaded with the best (seasonal fruit and veg we can get our hands on)
  • Its hand-packed with care (by our produce staff)
  • Its delivered (right to your door in the GTA)
  • Its 100% organic (and local whenever possible)

 

Why should you order a basket?

  • You like surprises (you'll receive fruits and veggies that you may not have picked)
  • You'll save time (which you can use however you like)
  • You'll save money (our small baskets are always just $34, no matter what we pack)

This week's Small Wanigan Basket featured the following items:

 

What are you waiting for? Order your Small Wanigan Basket today!

 

Small Wanigan basket of the week!

Another week, another delicious and beautiful Wanigan produce basket!

This week we featured a variety of green veggies, fresh fruit, and herbs in our baskets. Here's what was in this week's small Wanigan basket:

All organic, all delicious. What a steal at only $35!

When you order an organic produce basket from Wanigan, rest assured that you'll receive high quality, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. We source local whenever possible and hand pack each box with great care to ensure freshness and quality. Our boxes are affordable and offer an assortment of the season's best produce. We deliver right to your door in Brampton, Toronto and the GTA!

Click here to order a Wanigan Organic Produce Basket today!

Small Wanigan Basket of the Week!

What an amazing Small Wanigan Basket we had last week! See for yourself!

Last week's Small Wanigan Basket featured: 

 

All organic, all delicious. What a steal at only $35!

When you order an organic produce basket from Wanigan, you can rest assured that you'll receive high quality, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. We source local whenever possible and hand pack each box with great care to ensure freshness and quality. Our boxes are affordable and offer an assortment of the season's best produce. We deliver right to your door in Brampton, Toronto and the GTA!

Click here to order a Wanigan Organic Produce Basket today!

Spaghetti Squash with Leeks and Beans

You've got to make this Spaghetti Squash with Leeks and Beans recipe -- its too delicious and very healthy! This recipe is perfect for a light Spring dinner or a leisurely lunch.

We roasted the spaghetti squash until tender with a slight blister on the top, making it a little smokey and sweet. When its paired with caramelized leeks and beans, the texture is almost like Chinese egg noodles  -- silky and almost glazed, with a slight chew.

This meal is gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, high in protein and fibre. Its suitable for many special diets. It makes a very healthy, low carb and light alternative to pasta.

 

Spaghetti Squash with Leeks & Beans

  • 1 spaghetti squash, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 1 leek, sliced ½ “rounds, washed, with or without green tops
  • 1 can of white cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Place the squash face up on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast at 450 for 25 minutes or until soft.

In a large skillet on low heat, add olive oil and leeks and gently saute until translucent.  Add beans and sea salt.  Set aside. Once squash is ready, use a fork to shred the flesh into thin strands. 

To serve, place squash in a serving dish and cover with leek and bean mix.  A beautiful light dinner!