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What to feed a Dragon?

Hey there friends!

I know you don’t normally hear from me on a Thursday, but I couldn’t resist sharing some news about a little project I’ve been working on lately. You may remember that back in I reviewed Cookin’ Greens Designer Mix, a frozen blend of dark leafy greens. I recently had a great opportunity to work with Cookin’ Greens again on really exciting project involving the hit CBC TV show Dragons’ Den.

Dragons' Den

Source: CBC

In case you’re not yet familiar with Cookin’ Greens, here’s some quick background info:

  • They’re a small frozen vegetable company out of Toronto that produces 5 different types of frozen green products.
  • The company’s greens are super fresh and vitamin-dense – they’re taken straight from farm-to-freezer in less than 6 hours!
  • Super convenient: The greens can be prepared from their frozen state – no draining, washing, drying or chopping required.
  • Super quick: The greens can be cooked straight from the freezer in minutes – there’s no need to thaw them ahead of time or defrost in the freezer.
  • They taste awesome – you’d never know the greens were frozen!

Cookin' Greens Products

This week, Cookin’ Greens has been posting recipes on their Facebook page that have been developed by bloggers including myself. Why you ask? Because the company will be appearing on the show on March 24th. Today they’re featuring my recipe, the Sesame Dragon Bowl. This creation was inspired by David Chilton, using Cookin’ Greens Kale.

Cookin' Greens Kale

I thought that this recipe suited David because in addition to his recently-acquired title as a Dragon on the show, he’s also known as the businessman who published bestselling cookbooks Looneyspoons, Crazy Plates and Eat, and Shrink & Be Merry. These books are focused on healthy eating, weight loss, and anti-aging, and my recipe is too. On a completely separate note, David is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and so am I! 😀

Sesame Dragon Bowl by Angela @

I’d love for you to head over to the Cookin’ Greens Facebook page to see the recipe. You’ll also see the awesome recipes posted by other bloggers this week, and find out how you can show your support during their Dragons’ Den Debut. After the episode airs on Sunday, you’ll be able to vote for Cookin’ Greens on CBC’s website.

And lastly, to spread the Cookin’ Greens love a little further, I’ve got a little prize pack to give away! The winner will receive 1 cooler bag and 1 coupon for a free bag of Cookin’ Greens, and all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what recipe you’d make for the Dragon I was assigned, David Chilton.

I’ll announce the winner on Monday morning, the day after the episode airs on CBC. Note that this giveaway is open to Canadian residents only – sorry friends in the US, I’ll get ya next time!

***NOTE: This giveaway is now closed.***

Have a great day, and I’ll see ya back here tomorrow with regularly scheduled programming!


  1. cath/waterloo,ON says

    congrats on having your recipe featured, angela! that is super fun!
    for david chilton, i would make something featuring items found at our farmers’ market due to his ties to our region! so it would be an “eat local, eat fresh” theme!

  2. Jessica says

    Maybe make him something German and familiar for the area so he can have those warm university memories of Oktoberfest! Im thinking a brat with sauerkraut and some warm beer!

    • says

      WARM beer??? I grew up in a city with one of the oldest breweries in Germany (Weihenstephan) and I cringe at the thought of warm beer. 😉

      Too bad I’m moving – If I could particitpate, I’d make a West Coast inspired dish, maybe something like seared salmon served on sauteed kale and mashed potatoes. These greens seem like a great product to save some time in the kitchen.

  3. Celina L. says

    Awesome! I would make a Goddess bowl inspired by Kind Foods in Burlington. Sauteed kale, brown rice, tofu, and a sesame ginger sauce. Yum. I am currently living in KW so it is great to support a local company.

  4. Sarah L. says

    Congrats Angela, that’s so cool! As it is currently way too cold for spring right now, I think I would make a soup or stew with tons of frozen kale and other veggies. I like the idea of not having to prep them, just open the bag and toss them in!

  5. Julie says

    This is so exciting Angela – congratulations!!! If I was cooking for David I would think of something healthy, seasonal, regional and delicious. Since it is too early for spring produce I would use local winter vegetables such as squash, onions and carrots mixed with this fabulous sounding kale and add in some local garlic chicken sausage. I would top it off with a biscuit crust so it is like a winter cobbler (regional-ish). Good luck! I’m looking forward to your creation!!!

  6. says

    I would make a warm ‘Golden Hawk’ salad! David went to Laurier so the name is fitting and the colours of the salad are purple and gold ;). I would use the designers mix, grilled yellow zuccini, grilled eggplant, and add some pine nuts and golden raisins.

    • says

      That’s a brilliant idea, Christine! Even though it’s been 3 years since I graduated, I still have a fair amount of purple and gold items in my closet. I love that you included pine nuts – I’ve got a huge obsession with them these days!

  7. snuffy says

    I’ve tried the two mixed veggie types of Cookin’ Greens and loved them, I had no idea they were a small local company… from now on they’ll be my first choice!

    The first time I bought the Athlete’s Mix I made a cold sesame-soy-ginger salad with zucchini “noodles” that was super healthy and quite delicious, so I’d probably make that for David 🙂


  8. Diana Plavins says

    I’ve been a looneyspoons fan from way back, I’d make him my peanut butter Skor cheesecake – with fat free cream cheese of course!

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