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Endive Spears Stuffed with Teriyaki Turkey, Edamame & Baby Corn from OnDiva Dara at Cookin’ Canuck

Endive Spears Stuffed with Teriyaki Turkey, Edamame & Baby Corn Recipe {Giveaway}

Endive Spears Stuffed with Teriyaki Turkey, Edamame & Baby Corn Recipe {Giveaway}

When we asked our team of OnDivas to create some kid-friendly California endive recipes, we knew we were in for a treat. And so were the kids that got to taste test the recipes!

This week, Dara from Cookin’ Canuck shared her Endive Spears Stuffed Teriyaki Turkey, Edamame & Baby Corn. Turns out her boys are new fans of California endive thanks to this recipe.

Ready for your chance to become a fan? Head on over to Cookin’ Canuck where Dara is giving away a year’s supply of freshly packed California Endive, delivered throughout the year, right to your door!


12 Days of Endive, Days 8 and 9

When last we saw Rachael, one of our fearless OnDivas, she was filling us in on all the reasons to include California endive in your diet. On Day 8, Rachael breaks down the difference between red and white (or pale yellow) endive. Can you guess what it is?

On Day 9, Rachael recounts all the different names that endive goes by. What you may not realize is that endive grown in California is purported to be less bitter than its European ancestors. However, it still packs a nutrient-dense punch!

And don’t forget you have a chance to win a shipment of freshly packed California endive just for sharing your favorite dip recipe at the Saucy Dipper. Visit this Dipstock post for more information!

12 Days of Endive with Rachael from La Fuji Mama, Day 1

Here’s a fantastic series all about endive from Rachael from La Fuji Mama: 12 Days of Endive. For twelve days, Rachael will be sharing interesting endive facts and recipes. Be sure to check back for her latest posts and updates!

First in the series, Rachael offers a delicious, family-friendly recipe with California endive as the base. The title says it all with this luscious dish: Sautéed Endive with Toasted Israeli Couscous and Poached Eggs. Click the photo to read more!

Sautéed Endive with Toasted Israeli Couscous and Poached Eggs

Sautéed Endive with Toasted Israeli Couscous and Poached Eggs

Recipe Round-Up: The OnDivas

By now you know that our OnDivas have been busy creating delicious endive recipes to spread the word about this delicious vegetable. However, not only can our endive afficianados create wonderful dishes with the “Queen of Vegetables,” they are talented in every area of the kitchen.

Without further ado, let’s take a quick peek into what the OnDivas are up to this week, in recipe round-up format.

Carolyn offers heartfelt Homemade Nutella Truffles (Low Carb and Gluten-Free) and a Thank You

Winnie slows down to enjoy braised sausage and tomatoes with chard and poached eggs

Paula teaches us How to Make Italian Hot Chocolate

Dara spices up Edamame (Soy Bean) Dip with Smoked Paprika & Garlic Recipe

Rachael creates magic with Snowman Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Stop by and give them a read!


Rice Noodle Salad with Endive, Shrimp & Soy-Ginger Dressing

Rice Noodle Salad with Endive, Shrimp & Soy-Ginger Dressing

Rice Noodle Salad with Endive, Shrimp & Soy-Ginger Dressing

To ring in the New Year, Dara from Cookin’ Canuck proves that delicious and healthy go hand in hand with her Rice Noodle Salad with Endive, Shrimp & Soy-Ginger Dressing. Check out her website for the full recipe, as well as some endive nutrition facts that will have you asking for seconds!

Thanks, Dara!

California Endive with Homemade Boursin and Smoked Salmon

Endive with homemade boursin and smoked salmon

Endive with homemade boursin and smoked salmon

The holidays are filled with wonderful opportunities to share home cooked meals, entertain friends and neighbors, and celebrate all that is delicious during the season. Today, one of our OnDivas, Carolyn, from All Day I Dream About Food, shares a family recipe for homemade boursin. The recipe is her husband’s, and Carolyn promises it is “out of this world!” She puts a healthy dollop on raw endive leaves, and tops that with smoked salmon. Try Carolyn’s version, or use the delicious spread as a base and come up with your own mouth-watering combinations. Ideas include:

  • chopped walnuts
  • dried cranberries
  • thinly sliced cucumber
  • buttery croutons (for extra crunch!)
  • fresh herbs (basil, dill, Italian parsley)
  • smoked almonds
  • crumbled bacon
  • a drizzle of honey

Mix and match a few to see what you like best! And be sure to visit Carolyn’s blog for the full recipe and story behind this family favorite!

Endive with homemade boursin and smoked salmon

Endive with homemade boursin and smoked salmon

OnDiva Dara from Cookin’ Canuck

For the past week, we have been introducing you to our new panel of OnDivas. The OnDivas are each fabulous home cooks, creative recipe developers, talented food photographers and entertaining culinary writers all rolled into one. They are helping Discover Endive spread the word about California endive: the health benefits of eating endive, its value at the grocery store, and its versatility in your weekly menu. What’s more, this week the OnDivas offer you more wonderful holiday recipes and entertaining suggestions that will reduce your stress in the weeks to come!

Dara of Cookin' Canuck

Dara of Cookin' Canuck

Today, Dara from Cookin’ Canuck shares one of her “go-to” recipes for holiday entertaining, as well as revealing some of her favorite memories and foods from this joyful season.

What are some of your family’s traditional recipes or foods that you include in your holiday cooking from year to year? What are the “new” holiday culinary traditions you’ve created, and how did they come about?
Some of our holiday recipe traditions come straight from our childhood, such as my husband’s great-grandmother’s butter cookies in the shapes of wreaths and trees.  Being from Canada, my family holds tight to many English traditions, such as serving plum pudding (on fire, of course) and butter tarts.  Our new traditions include serving decadent maple-glazed cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.  We always serve turkey for Christmas dinner, but we make it on Christmas Eve and slather it with hot gravy on Christmas.  This takes some of the chaos out of Christmas day.
 The holidays just aren’t the holidays without _________________________?
…without watching my mum, my mother-in-law and our two boys dress up as reindeer, serenading us with jingle bells and Christmas carols.  It just never gets old.
What is your favorite holiday movie, television special, character or song?
Without a doubt, my favorite holiday character is the Grinch.  My dad started reading the story to us every Christmas Eve when I was very young and my husband and I now carry on the tradition with our boys.  We look at every picture in detail, marveling at all of the cool Seuss-ian toys.
What is one go-to recipe for the holidays that you can share with the Discover Endive audience?
My dad’s bread stuffing is a “must” at Christmas table.  Filled with fresh herbs and tender bread, the stuffing easily fills half of my plate each year…and then I go back for seconds.  He started making the stuffing when I was a teenager.  My mum was sick with bronchitis one year and my dad took it upon himself to come up with a stuffing recipe.  Surrounded by every cookbook we owned, he pieced together what has now become a family favorite.
What is one tip, suggestion or piece of advice for the Discover Endive audience to cut back on stress during holiday entertaining and/or cooking?
Delegate, delegate and then delegate some more.  Everyone wants to help, so let them!  The last thing guests want to do is sit idly by as they watch a harried host run around the kitchen.

Thanks, Dara!

Be sure to visit Dara’s food blog, Cookin’ Canuck for more great recipes and ideas.


Stay tuned for more from the OnDivas, including California Endive Stuffed with Homemade Boursin later this week. And if you have a question for our OnDivas, post it to the Discover Endive facebook page or shout it out on Twitter!

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