Coconut flour is rich in filling, detoxifying fibre. And it’s a grain-free, gluten-free option to replace unhealthy refined flours. It absorbs a lot of water—this is not an ingredient where cupfuls are required. Strawberries offer natural sweetness while licorice-like star anise aids digestion.
Make these pancakes ahead of time and reheat in your toaster or an oven at low heat. This success tip makes pancakes doable on a busy weekday morning.
For pancakes, in large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and sugar. In medium bowl, beat eggs until uniform; beat in milk and oil. Add liquid to dry mixture, whisking until fully combined. Reserve.
For compote, in medium saucepan, combine strawberries, star anise, lemon zest, and vanilla. Cook over medium-low, until strawberries have broken down and mixture is fragrant. Reserve.
In large cast iron skillet over medium-high, add a touch of coconut oil, swirling to coat bottom. Add pancake batter, 2 to 3 Tbsp (30 to 45 mL) at a time. Cook on each side for 2 to 3 minutes, until the underside is golden brown. Keep warm in a low oven (200 F/100 C) while you finish cooking remaining batter.
Remove star anise from compote before serving on top of pancakes.
This recipe is part of the Healthy Recipes for Cleansing collection.
Adding farro, with its nutty bite, is a delicious and convenient way to increase your soup’s fibre and nutritional value. This hearty soup is the perfect remedy to a cold January day. Lemon and chervil add a bright contrast to the fibre-packed earthy flavours. Farro timesaver With a long cooking time, it’s worth it to cook a larger amount of farro and freeze it in small-portioned batches which can be thawed quickly. Using a ratio of 1:4 farro to water, cook on medium-high heat until farro is al dente, in a similar manner to the way you would cook pasta. Drain, rinse, portion, and freeze for later use. To thaw, simply run frozen farro under water or add directly to soup.
Oven-roasted delicata squash makes a crispy treat atop this green salad. As its name suggests, this squash has a thin, delicate skin that’s tasty when cooked. Pomegranate molasses, an ingredient common in Lebanese and Middle-Eastern cuisine, brings a sweet and sour flavour to the dressing. No pine nuts? Use squash seeds! Simply collect about 1/4 cup (60 mL) seeds from cleaned squash, rinse, and mix with 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) of the spice mix used to roast the squash and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) olive oil. Roast at 425 F (220 C) on parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Look for whole grain farro, which leaves the germ and bran intact, for this satisfying porridge that’s sure to kickstart your day. While the cooking time is longer than for pearled or semi-pearled varieties, you’ll get more nutrition. Take the time to enjoy the delicate scent of cardamom and ginger wafting through your kitchen as you prepare this. Ancient grain Farro (also referred to as emmer or einkorn) is a variety of wheat known as an ancient grain, which means that it hasn’t changed over time through breeding as is the case with many varieties of modern wheat.
This easy, yet impressive, vegan dinner is packed with oven-roasted flavour and proves that creating satisfying weeknight plant-based meals is entirely possible. If working with a small oven with only room for one sheet at a time, you can prepare the tofu and vegetables in batches separately.