Fresh Vegetables Stuffed with Cheesy Lentil Spread

4 oz. (100 g) Low fat cream cheese, room temperature ½ cup (125 mL) Low-fat cottage cheese 1 tsp. (5 mL) Horseradish sauce 1 tsp. (5 mL) Dijon mustard ¼ tsp. (1 mL) Greek seasoning ¼ tsp. (1 mL) Ground, black pepper 1 cup (250 mL) Cooked green lentils ¼ cup (60 mL) Finely chopped smoked beef or...

Beef and Lentil Samosas

These samosas could also be baked: set on a rimmed, parchment-lined sheet, brush with oil and bake at 425˚F for 20-30 minutes until golden. 1 pkg. samosa or spring roll wrappers, thawed if frozen Filling: 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 lb. (250 g) lean ground beef 1 cup (250 mL) cooked green or...

Zesty Lentil Taco Dip

1 ½ (375 mL) cups red kidney beans, cooked 1 ½ cups (375 mL) green lentils, cooked 1/3 cup (75 mL) sweet green pepper, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) tomato, diced ¼ cup (60 mL) green onion, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) Catalina dressing 2 cups (500 mL) lettuce, shredded 2 cups (500 mL) low-fat cheddar cheese...

Black Bean Pico de Gallo Salsa

• 1-19 fl. oz can (1-540 mL can) Black beans, rinsed and drained • 4 tomatoes, chopped • 1 onion, finely chopped • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lime juice • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped cilantro • 1/4 tsp (2 mL) salt Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Refrigerate until ready to eat....

Ginger-spiced Pork Dumplings, Gyoza, with Chili-dipping Sauce

This is a fabulous recipe!!!! Using lean pork, a platter of fragrant gyoza is a simple, quick (and impressive) appetizer. The round dumpling wrappers are available in Asian food markets and are sometimes labeled for use in making “Shanghai dumplings.” Adjust the amount of chili oil in the dip to...

Mushroom Bruschetta

Bruschetta, also known as grilled bread, has become very popular.  The outdoor grill is a perfect way to cook bruschetta for either a luncheon picnic on the deck or an appetizer before dinner.  Use different breads such as the commercial and readily available gourmet-style flatbreads or a crusty...