What to serve for Mother’s Day Lunch

The best Mother’s Day gift? Not having to cook or clean! Here are 7 recipes that are sure to impress mom.

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Rhubarb Maple Syrup

Fluffy and not too sweet, these pancakes are made with quinoa flour for a great gluten-free brunch option.Despite it being harvested in the spring, maple syrup is something I enjoy most during the wintertime. Whether I’m adding it to my oatmeal or pouring it over waffles, something about its rich maple flavor tastes like winter. And how about drizzling it over some freshly fallen snow? That’s definitely a old New England tradition that I have done a time or two.

Beet and Orange Salad

Jewel tones of purple, orange and green blend together to create this sensational and casually elegant salad.If you like beets, you’ll absolutely love them combined with the crunch of cucumber and the sweetness of citrus. This salad can be enjoyed all through fresh orange season, adding color and flavor to cool-weather meals. It’s also a festive salad to add to fall and winter holiday meals.

Sparkling Spring Cocktail

This remix of the classic Russian Spring Punch comes courtesy of Christopher Sealy, a sommelier at George Restaurant in Toronto.

Asparagus Mimosa Salad

With fresh and sunny springtime colours, this early-summer dish adds a retro-cool feel to the buffet table. If watercress is unavailable, replace with peppery baby arugula.Asparagus Mimosa Salad is one of the simplest and healthiest breakfast recipes we have on our website. In fact, this salad can be served at any time of the day, but since it topped with a grated egg (the most breakfast ingredient ever), we love to have it in the morning. The recipe is super simple, yet very delicious. Just want to warn you to keep an eye on your asparagus. Make sure to blanch it just for 3-4 minutes, not to boil it until it becomes soft and brownish

Herb-Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Horseradish Sauce

Tender, succulent and ready in under an hour, this beef tenderloin makes a dazzling and decadent centrepiece.

Spring Garden Vegetable Farro Salad

Nutty, chewy farro is a fabulous base for this colourfully enticing dish. With crisp radish and fennel and tossed with a honey and grainy mustard dressing, it’s perfect as a make-ahead salad, so feel free to assemble the day before and cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This sweet treat is a favourite when served with tea or coffee.The secret to moist, flavorful lemon-poppy seed cake is to start with lemon cake mix! Let your microwave speed your way to a lemon glass.

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