Fresh basil pairs perfectly with the zip of fresh-squeezed lemon juice and is de rigueur for this vegetarian dish. Omnivores take note: chicken makes a viable alternative to tofu if you’re not a lover of the curd!
Place all marinade ingredients in small bowl and combine thoroughly.
Pat tofu dry and cut into 6 even slices. Place tofu in bowl or container. Add marinade, cover, and place in refrigerator to marinate for at least one hour, or preferably all day.
When ready to assemble entire dish, mix ricotta, lemon rind, basil, salt, and pepper in medium-sized bowl. Slice 6 pieces from baguette and spread ricotta mixture evenly over the 6 slices.
Remove tofu from container, reserving marinade, and place tofu on lightly greased grill pan or on baking sheet under the broiler, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. During the last 3 minutes, place baguette slices under grill and cook until hot and lightly golden brown.
To serve, place tofu slices on 6 dinner plates atop fresh greens. Drizzle reserved marinade over tofu and greens and top with hot baguette croutons. Garnish each plate with fresh basil.
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]