Beautiful in its simplicity, this antioxidant-plush soup is packed with hunger-quelling fibre.
Place beans in large bowl, cover with water, and soak overnight. Drain beans and place in saucepan along with 4 cups (1 L) water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer covered for 50 minutes, or until tender. Drain beans and set aside.
In bowl, steep green tea bags in 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) boiling water for 10 minutes.
In large saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add onions to pan and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place garlic in pan and cook 1 minute.
Discard green tea bags and add steeped green tea liquid to saucepan along with 3 cups (750 mL) water, beans, sage, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer covered for 10 minutes. Stir in kale and simmer 5 minutes. Place soup in serving bowls and garnish with olive oil.
This recipe is part of the A is for Antioxidants 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.