Tasting like Greek spanakopita, these are a healthier appetizer option, salad topper, or side to add to your holiday entertaining menu. In lieu of refined bread crumbs in traditional savoury cakes, white quinoa is used, lending plenty of iron and protein, as well as a pleasing chewy texture. A bonus? They’re baked, not fried.
Tip: To add even more oomph and snowy white appeal to the cakes, add a clove of minced garlic (another unassuming white superfood), or serve with a garlicky yogurt dip.
In medium saucepan, bring water and quinoa to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove lid and cool for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C). Line large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with oil.
In large bowl, beat eggs. Mix in feta, lemon juice, and pepper. Mix in cooled quinoa, flour, and dill. Scoop 1/4 cup (60 mL) portions of mixture onto prepared baking sheet, 1/2 to 1 in (1.25 to 2.5 cm) apart, and with slightly wet hands, form 1/2 in (1.25 cm) high patties. Bake for 15 minutes, flip, and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes until firm and light brown.
Serve warm or chilled. Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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]