Salmon and spinach are the nutritional stars of this dish. Salmon provides an impressive array of nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and B vitamins. These help reduce inflammation and aid in bone and muscle health, as well as promote proper heart and brain function. Spinach is a great source of insoluble fibre and, thanks to a plant compound called lutein, may help boost your eye health.
Salmon parcels may be prepared up to the point just before baking and refrigerated in airtight container for up to 6 hours.
In large skillet, heat grapeseed oil over medium-high heat. Add leeks and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from spinach, discarding liquid, before adding spinach to skillet along with wine and red pepper flakes. Simmer, stirring often, until liquid has evaporated, about 4 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in cumin, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) dill, chives, and salt. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Line baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
Place 1 sheet of phyllo pastry on work surface, keeping remaining phyllo sheets covered with a <very> lightly dampened tea towel. Brush with some olive oil and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) bread crumbs. Top with second phyllo sheet and brush with a little more olive oil. Place 1 salmon fillet crosswise on pastry sheet, about 5 in (13 cm) in from a short end. Top salmon fillet with a quarter of vegetable mixture. Fold 5 in (13 cm) section of pastry over salmon. Fold in sides and roll up, forming a rectangular packet. Transfer to prepared baking tray, vegetable side up. Brush packet all over with olive oil. Repeat with remaining pastry sheets, olive oil, breadcrumbs, salmon fillets, and vegetables.
Bake salmon in preheated oven until pastry is pale golden and salmon is cooked through, about 35 minutes.
While salmon bakes, whisk together yogurt, remaining 2 Tbsp (30 mL) dill, garlic, cayenne (if using), and lemon juice.
Serve salmon parcels warm or at room temperature with some dill sauce on the side.
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.