Nothing tastes better than gently poached salmon full of omega-3 fatty acids—essential to good health. A generous dollop of Avocado Chive Cream gives this dish a host of vital antioxidants necessary for regaining strength and good health. Couple with a nutrient-rich spinach and tomato salad, and you have a light dinner that is soothing on the palate and gentle on a recovering appetite.
Season fish lightly with a little salt and pepper. Sprinkle with 3 tsp (15 ml) chives and set aside at room temperature while preparing Avocado Chive Cream.
Place all Avocado Chive Cream ingredients in blender or food processor. Whirl until smooth. Add a little more lime juice or salt if you wish. Cut a piece of baking paper to fit and press onto surface of Avocado Chive Cream. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Blanch sugar snap peas in boiling water for a minute or two. Then drain and plunge into cold water to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry. Cut into halves and place in large bowl along with spinach and tomatoes. Set aside.
Heat vegetable stock in large, straight-sided sauteu0301 pan large enough to hold salmon fillets in a single layer. Gently place salmon in simmering stock and gently poach over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until cooked medium rare.
To serve, spoon 1 1/2 Tbsp (30 ml) Avocado Chive Cream onto centre of each of 4 serving plates. Place drained salmon fillet on top.
Drizzle olive oil and lime juice over sugar snap peas, spinach and tomatoes. Gently toss to coat evenly and place generous serving alongside salmon fillet. Place a smaller dollop of Avocado Chive Cream on salmon fillet and scatter with a few capers. Sprinkle with generous grating of fresh black pepper.
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.
Spanish-inspired flavours of almond and orange and a good punch of protein make this pudding a delicious and nutritious breakfast, snack, or dessert. The tiniest amount of large-flake sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil help bring all the flavours together. Amp up the orange For some additional orange flavour, when cooking chickpeas from dry, add a few strips of orange zest to the cooking water. Tastier toast Take your toast to the next level by using this pudding as a satisfying spread.
Breaking with tradition, think of this as a guise of tabbouleh salad with staying power, thanks to the addition of hearty sorghum and fibre-rich navy beans. It also ages fairly well, so it serves as a make-ahead meal that can keep for up to 3 days. A perfect plant-based option for weekday lunches.
This versatile salad featuring chickpeas in a bright, fragrant dressing, holds well in the fridge. Make it in advance or keep it for leftovers. Nigella seeds, also known as kalonji, lend a sweet, nutty flavour with an ever-so-slightly bitter edge that pairs perfectly with sweet potato’s sweetness. Chickpeas please! Chickpeas are a great source of dietary fibre; just 1 cup (250 mL) contains 42 percent of the recommended daily allowance. They’re also a very good source of manganese, which is important for calcium absorption and blood sugar regulation.