The addition of sour cream lends a lovely creaminess to this “super-green” vitamin- and mineral-rich soup. In addition, roasting zucchini brings out the vegetable’s natural sweetness and enhances the soup’s flavour.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Place zucchini, onion chunks, and pierced garlic in roasting pan and toss with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, if using. Roast for 25 minutes, or until soft and golden in colour. (Watch carefully to prevent burning!)
While vegetables are roasting, pour stock into large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add frozen peas and lower heat to simmer. Remove vegetables from oven. Peel garlic cloves and add them, along with the roasted vegetables (plus any drippings from roasting pan), to food processor. Add stock and peas in batches and blend until smooth. Season to taste.
Meanwhile, cut pita or wrap into small triangular pieces and lightly coat with oil or butter, using your fingers. Sprinkle with paprika, if using. Place on baking sheet and toast in oven for 4 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Remove.
Return soup to saucepan and heat through gently. Add sour cream and heat for 1 minute more. Ladle soup into heated bowls and top with toasted pita chips.
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]