Try this dish as a topping for whole grain pasta. This pesto contains valuable essential omega-3 fatty acids because we use walnuts instead of pine nuts. Ensure walnuts are fresh before use; many packaged walnuts go rancid when stored for a long period of time.
10 cloves garlic
3/4 cup (175 mL) fresh walnuts
2 to 3 cups (500 to 750 mL) basil leaves
1/2 cup (125 mL) nutritional yeast (or parmesan cheese)
1 to 2 cups (250 to 500 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 mL) salt (to taste)
1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 mL) lemon juice (to taste)
Blend garlic and nuts together in a food processor and process until fine. Add basil leaves and nutritional yeast. With food processor on, slowly add oil until sauce is quite thick.
Use immediately or store in a glass jar with a little olive oil poured on top so basil doesn’t oxidize. Consume within two or three days or freeze in 1/3-cup (75-mL) portions for later use. Keeps frozen 3 to 6 months.
source:"Food Combinations for a Healthy heart", alive #268, February 2005
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]