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A focus on food security- lots of food to be had…for some of us.

And how secure is it? How safe is it? How do we get more of all that EXTRA food to those who need it?

How about healthier food, for a healthier population?

The Northumberland Food Security Network              

and The New Brunswick Food Security Action Network  

are great places to start your thinking.

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1/2 cup Speerville Mills Organic Oat Groats

About 1 1/2 cups water ( or vegetable stock, low sodium)-enough to cover plus 1 inch.

Bring the water to a boil and add the groats; bring to a boil again and reduce to a simmer, and cover.

Cook for 45 minutes, remove from heat and allow to sit for 15 minutes.

Remove to a strainer and rinse well with cold water.

1/2 cup of mixed hardy greens, finely sliced ( kale, savoy cabbage, nappa cabbage, chard)

Alternately use 1/2 cup of your favourite mixed baby greens.

1 large red onion, sliced or diced

1 large red pepper, sliced or diced

1 large carrot, grated

1 Tbsp canola or other light oil.

Gently cook the onion and pepper with 1 Tbsp in a saucepan on medium heat.

Add the carrots and hardy greens and a 1/4 cup of water and steam for another minute,

then transfer to a 6-8 cup mixing bowl, and allow to cool. ( If using baby greens, just toss

with the hot peppers and onions and the greens will steam enough with that heat. )

Combine the groats, the peppers, onions, greens and carrots, and enough dressing to coat the groats.

Garnish as you will!


1/2 cup (125 ml/100 g) apple sauce or steamed apple ( about 3 apples peeled, cored, and chopped,

then gently simmered in a little water for five minutes should yield about 100g)

Puree with a blender, hand blender, food processor, or press through a strainer to smooth the apple.

Mix with:

 2 Tbsp honey                              

2 Tbsp brown sugar                   

1/4 cup ( 60ml) cider vinegar

1/4 cup ( 60ml) apple cider or juice

1 Tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp Chinese five spice or pumpkin spice

1 tsp coarse black pepper          

1 tsp salt         

2 1/2 cups (625 ml) canola oil or other light salad oil

Bottle and chill.

Speerville Mills Oat Groat Salad, Proudly New Brunswick