Umami-rich black garlic is the darling of this savoury fall dish. If it’s your first time cooking with black garlic, you won’t be disappointed. Sweet yet earthy, the sticky properties of fermented garlic add depth and datelike sweetness to the lightly seasoned lentils.
In medium-sized saucepan, melt 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ghee or butter. Add onion, carrot, and celery, and sauteu0301 over medium heat until onion is soft and clear. Do not brown.
Add lentils, bay leaves, thyme sprig, and 4 cups (1 L) cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, uncovered, until lentils are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Add halved black garlic cloves to lentils 5 minutes before the end of cooking to slightly soften.
About 5 minutes before lentils are finished cooking, prepare fish. Lightly sprinkle both sides of fish with 1/2 tsp (2 mL) curry powder and pinches of turmeric, salt, and pepper. In large skillet over medium-high, heat oil until shimmering. Sear fish in skillet, skin side down, for 3 minutes, or until it starts to crisp and turn golden. Add remaining 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ghee or butter to pan to melt and turn fish carefully to coat. Turn off heat and let rest, uncovered, to finish cooking.
When lentils are tender but not mushy, thoroughly drain excess water and remove bay leaves and thyme sprig. Stir in remaining 1/2 tsp (2 mL) curry powder and generous pinches of turmeric, salt, and pepper. Add diced tomato and fold into lentils. Divide lentils among 4 serving dishes. Place a piece of fish on top of lentils, skin side down. Drizzle with lemon-infused olive oil, if using, and garnish with lime wedges.
This recipe is part of the For the Love of Garlic collection.
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.
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.