Category Legumes

Spiced Chicken with Warm Hummus

Sometimes the most difficult part for me when creating a blog post is the title.  I want to entice you to open the post so it has to lure you in.  This recipe is an amalgamation of two components: warm hummus and spiced chicken. But I made the decision to put the spiced chicken in […]

Flavourful Frittata with Chickpeas and Spinach

Happy New Year 2017!  My first dish of the new year that I want to share with you is a versatile frittata from the website of Food52 —  Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata.   This frittata can be served, cut into squares as an appetizer or tapas, or cut into wedges and served with a salad […]

Soupe au ‘Pesto’

Winter has arrived in Ottawa.  And looking out the window at the blowing snow,  preparing a big pot of warming soup seems like the right thing to do for today, tomorrow and some for the freezer. I have prepared the original version of Soupe au Pistou before but this time it is more special to […]

Chili with Steak and Sweet Potatoes

The days are finally getting cooler. This past weekend was warm enough to rake the leaves wearing a t-shirt and jeans, and today I want to hibernate for the winter (okay, a little too soon for that).  What could be better than a chili for dinner, to warm me up from the inside out?  I […]

Red Lentils with Vegetables Smothered in Almond Butter Sauce

Lately I have been incorporating more chickpeas and lentils into my diet.  There is such a variety of meatless options to choose from.  And when I use Indian or Thai spices, I don’t miss meat — it’s the spices that keeps my senses satisfied! I discovered this Red Lentil & Nut Butter Sauce Recipe recently […]

Spiced Lentils with Something ‘Egg’stra

This recipe, adapted from thekitchn blog is a wonderful, high-protein quick lunch, combining lentils and an egg.  The ingredients for the lentil dish are red lentils and chana dal (a yellow split lentil, available at an Indian supermarket, however split yellow peas can be substituted), chicken or vegetable broth, garlic, shallots and garam masala. Garam […]

14-Carat Carrots

My friend, Brian, is an urban farmer. Lives in downtown Ottawa but has a summer vegetable garden that is impressive: tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, carrots, beans, to name a few, dill, parsley and enough basil to supply his family with a year’s worth of pesto.  Of course, I was honoured to be a recipient of  his […]