If you’ve never cooked with jackfruit before, prepare to be amazed. When cooked down, the immature fruit eventually shreds into tender strands reminiscent of braised beef or pork. Make sure you buy young jackfruit in brine rather than sweet jackfruit in syrup.
For salsa fresca, in large sieve, strain diced tomatoes and let them drain (reserving juice for drinking or for your next soup). In medium bowl, combine remaining salsa ingredients. Stir in drained tomatoes; taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside (or cover and refrigerate until use).
For guacamole, in bowl, mash avocado. Add lime juice, salt, green onions, and cilantro. Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside (or cover and refrigerate until use).
For jackfruit carne asada, in small bowl, combine cumin, paprika, oregano, black pepper, and salt.
In medium pot set on medium, heat extra-virgin olive oil. When hot, add combined spices along with onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until onion has softened. Add chopped jackfruit along with broth or water, sugar, and lime juice, and cook, covered, stirring occasionally and separating jackfruit into strands with back of ladle or spatula as it breaks down, about 25 to 30 minutes. Lower heat if jackfruit starts sticking to pot and add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) water as needed. Remove lid and cook off any remaining liquid before serving.
To serve, warm tacos one by one on dry skillet or in warm oven for a few minutes. Place a spoonful of jackfruit on each, followed by salsa fresca, guacamole, shredded cabbage, and cilantro, then a drizzle of coconut crema overtop.
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.