Arame is a dark brown Japanese sea veg sold as long, wiry strands that are rich in dietary fibre. Its mild flavour makes arame one of the most versatile seaweeds and a great addition to salads and soups, as it won’t overpower other ingredients. Each spoonful of this nourishing guise of minestrone is sheer comfort.
In Asia, lightly sweet red aduzki beans are used in everything from soups to desserts. The legumes are also packed with a nutritional bounty including fibre, protein, and vital minerals. Soak dried aduzki beans overnight, and then simmer in a pot of water until tender, about 40 minutes.
Place arame in bowl, cover with cool water, gently stir, and soak for 5 minutes. Drain, coarsely chop, and set aside.
In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and salt; heat until onion begins to darken, about 6 minutes. Add squash, mushrooms, and garlic; heat for 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, coriander, chili flakes, and black pepper; heat for 30 seconds. Add white wine to pan and boil for 1 minute. Add broth, canned tomatoes, and pasta to pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in arame, beans, and vinegar and heat through. Ladle into bowls and serve.
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This hearty version of traditional sloppy joes has a tidy helping of sleep-aiding dietary fibre, thanks to its payload of smoky lentils. Swapping out the doughy bun for sweet bell pepper ups the nutritional ante and visual appeal. It’s also superb as leftovers. Smoke and fire Chipotle peppers are ripened red jalapeno chiles that have been smoked and dried. In stores, they’re typically sold in a rich, smoky flavoured adobo sauce. They add fiery, complex flavour to sauces used for pasta dishes, tacos, and any version of sloppy joes.
If you’re hungry for a nighttime snack, then spoon up this creamy, sweet-tart yogurt bowl to help promote some sweet dreams. It’s also a great breakfast option with a little granola tossed on top. The cherry compote can be made up to 5 days in advance. Less is more Many people would be surprised by the amount of added sugar that can be found in flavoured yogurts, including vanilla. A healthier option is to select products that are labelled “plain” and then let natural sweetness come from fruit toppings.
For many of us, turkey is a comfort food that recalls happy memories. This stew is one that is comforting both to make and to eat. Simmered slowly over a few hours, turkey drumsticks deliver rich flavour as well as a huge punch of protein. Tarragon gives it a fresh, bright pop of flavour that balances the earthy richness of the stew. Turkey contains high levels of B vitamins and selenium, as well as tryptophan, which has been explored in recent research for its role in the formation of the mood regulator serotonin. Leftover turkey You can also make this dish with leftover cooked turkey. Simply start the recipe by browning the leek and onion and adding stock, carrots, and parsnips. When the vegetables are tender, add cooked turkey and continue with the recipe [object Object]