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April is National Soy Foods Month

Did you know April is National Soy Foods Month? Ontario grain farmers grow, on average, close to four million tons of soybeans annually—about 60 per cent of all the soybean production in Canada! There are so many ways to incorporate this nutritious grain into your diet.

We have pulled together 5 of our favourite recipes that feature soybeans; check them out below:

miso dressing

Homemade miso dressing

Miso is a savoury, Japanese fermented soybean paste that is the staple for many Japanese dishes, including miso soup, sauces and salad dressings!

Our miso dressing is an easy-to-make homemade salad dressing that’s more exciting than plain vinaigrette. Add it to your next stir fry or noodle salad, or use it as a marinade for fish or steak!

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Soy hummus

In this unique version of hummus, traditional sesame seed tahini is replaced with the equally “nutty” taste of soy butter. Bonus: it’s now school-safe for classrooms where nuts and seeds are restricted!

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Tofu stir fry with udon noodles

Are you looking for a budget-friendly dinner that features Ontario grains? Look no further. Try our tofu stir fry with udon noodles, which uses ingredients made from Ontario soybeans and Ontario wheat. Tofu is a great protein choice with a lot of versatility in recipes, and udon noodles are made with wheat flour, which elevates your dish in both taste and nutrition!

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Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Energy Balls with Mini Chocolate Chips Sweetened with Honey

Protein power balls

These no-bake Protein power balls have taken the internet by storm in recent years. They are incredibly simple to make, extremely tasty, and highly nutritious. They make the perfect midday snack to help fuel the rest of your working day. Try this Ontario twist on the traditional peanut butter power balls by using local soy butter!  

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Tempeh green chili stir fry

Tempeh comes from the beautiful country of Indonesia and is made from fermented soybeans that have been formed into a block. It is a great source of protein and has a meaty, firm texture with a yummy, nutty flavour. It is extremely versatile, can be used in a variety of different ways, and can easily be purchased at your local grocery store!

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