Here is a light and healthy version of moussaka without the meat and heavy cream sauce. Perfect for a weekday meal. Jazz it up for guests with additional assorted grilled veggies.
Lentils are nutritional powerhouses. If you wish, substitute any type of lentils, such as brown, green, or black.
Place lentils in sieve and wash under cold running water until water runs clear. Drain and shake well.
In saucepan over medium heat, add 2 tsp (10 mL) oil and rosemary and stir until aromatic. Stir in lentils and stock and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Lentils should be just cooked but slightly firmu2014not mushy. Drain well and set aside.
In large bowl, place sliced eggplant. Drizzle with 3 tsp (15 mL) oil and toss to evenly coat. Season with salt and black pepper.
Heat large skillet over medium heat. Add eggplant slices in batches and fry for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until lightly golden and becoming softened. Remove as theyu2019re done to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Add a splash of oil to pan, and sauteu0301 onion and garlic until soft. Be careful not to brown. Add some water if needed to prevent sticking. When onion is soft, add tomatoes and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes for flavours to blend. Fold in cooked lentils and chopped kale and heat through. Add salt to taste.
To serve, line serving bowls with sauteu0301ed eggplant. Top with a scoop of tomato lentils and a generous dollop of yogurt. Sprinkle with orange zest and dust with freshly grated nutmeg and a drizzle of oil. Delicious with flatbread for scooping.
This recipe is part of the For the Love of Garlic collection.
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.