This recipe is the perfect go-to breakfast when you want something quick that’s also special. Sweet potato not only adds a great pop of colour but is also a good source of vitamins A and B6, potassium, magnesium, and fibre. In this recipe, if you like, try to keep the egg yolk a little bit runny. When broken open, the yolk cascades over the dish, creating a luscious, creamy sauce.
Slice sweet potatoes lengthwise into strips about 1/4 in (0.6 cm) thick.
In large frying pan over medium-low, heat roughly 1/2 Tbsp (7 mL) oil. Add half the sweet potato slices and cook, flipping occasionally, until lightly browned and tender, about 5 minutes total. If sweet potato is browning before it has softened, add a couple of tablespoons of water and place lid over frying pan. Let steam for a couple of minutes before continuing to cook with the lid off. Set aside and cook remaining sweet potatoes in another 1/2 Tbsp (7 mL) oil. Divide sweet potatoes among 4 serving plates.
Top sweet potatoes with spinach, avocado slices, an egg, a sprinkle of scallions, and a sprinkle of salt.
In small bowl, whisk together remaining 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil with harissa paste until well combined. Drizzle a little harissa oil over each serving along with a grind of freshly ground pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.
Tip: Harissa paste, a great pantry staple, is a North African pepper paste that adds depth and heat to dishes. A little goes a long way. If you don’t have it on hand, a good substitute in this recipe would be a sprinkle of smoked paprika.
In this enchilada riff, we stuff everything into a roasted poblano pepper shell, rather than tortillas, to pack an extra veggie serving into your meal and trim the starchy calories. If you can’t find poblanos, which are mild, dark green Mexican peppers, you can substitute green bell peppers. Flour power Made from nixtamalized corn (corn soaked in limewater), masa harina flour adds a touch of corny flavour to enchilada stuffing or a pot of chili.
These crab-stuffed portobello mushrooms can do double duty as a fancy starter for a casual dinner party or a light main course on any given night. Meaty and umami-rich portobellos serve as a holder for a light-tasting seafood salad. Gills begone Even though the gills of mushrooms are edible, they will darken and discolour everything they touch. Besides, after you scrape out the gills, you’ll have more room for stuffing. And don’t discard the stems; they can be saved and used when making veggie stock.
Serving saucy lentils in squash halves is a sure-fire way to elevate your plant-based menu. And, yes, the whole bowl is edible, skin and all. If desired, you can add dollops of Greek yogurt or sour cream. Spice of life Garam masala, a blend of spices traditionally used in Indian cooking, usually includes cardamom, black pepper, cloves, nutmeg, fennel, cumin, and coriander. It’s great on roasted meats and vegetables.
“Germans do potatoes in general very well,” says Canadian expat Chris Gilles, who now lives in Munich and has celebrated many an Oktoberfest there. “Knödel seem kind of rubbery. You don’t really think it’s potato when you first see it, but it’s tasty.” But he might be surprised to find that this alive -inspired version of Bavarian potato dumplings is made with a combination of potato and cauliflower, because as anyone who’s eaten cauliflower gnocchi knows, the low-carb vegetable is a great way to lighten up starch-heavy foods (and Biergarten menus). Happy Knödelfest! The original version of these snacks are so popular that it even gets its own food fest: Knödelfest, which happens in September in Austria, about a 1 1/2-hour drive from Munich. If alive threw a Knödelfest, these dumplings would definitely be on the menu, served simply as snacks with sliced radishes and fresh parsley or dill, or topped with butter, beer gravy, or mushroom sauce. The dumpling test You can test one dumpling by shaping it and then boiling it before shaping the rest. If the water is lower than a boil and it still falls apart, add more starch to the batter before shaping another ball and testing again.