Lemony sorrel and white wine add a delicious tang to this up-styled leek and potato soup. If you can’t find sorrel, use spinach, nettle, or Swiss chard with a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. The almond cream is optional, but it makes for a pretty presentation. Skip it if you have an allergy or low-powered blender.
Choose a dry wine so there’s no obvious taste of residual sugar in the soup. If you prefer not to use wine, use 5 cups (1.25 L) vegetable broth instead of four.
In small bowl, soak almonds in 1 cup (250 mL) water for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours. Drain almonds and remove skins. In blender, purée with 3 Tbsp (45 mL) water until smooth. Reserve purée, and rinse blender.
In large pot, add olive oil and sauté leek for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add white wine (if using) followed by broth, bay leaf, potatoes, parsley stems, and sorrel. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Transfer to blender (or use immersion blender) and blend until smooth. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
To serve, divide soup among bowls and swirl 2 tsp (10 mL) almond cream into each serving. Garnish with remaining parsley leaves.
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]