Piradzini – Latvian Bacon & Onion-stuffed Rolls

A celebration in the scattered Latvian communities of Canada often include these bacon-filled buns. They are fabulous with a salad for a quick lunch or, if you make them smaller, are great cocktail appetizers. Dough • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced • 1 cup (250 mL) water • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt • 1...

Greek Fish Soup with B.C. Hazelnut- Garlic Mayonnaise

This fish soup recipe originally came from George Koyionis, a Greek Cypriot seafood vendor at Toronto’s St Lawrence Market.  In the late 80’s his reputation for providing customers some of the finest product in the city was firmly entrenched. The Mayonnaise ½ cup (125 mL) roasted, skinned...

Maple Flank Steak with Peach Chutney Mayo

These rich little toasts are the perfect beginning to a dinner party. 1 lb (500 g) Beef Marinating Flank Steak 1/2 cup (125 mL) maple syrup 2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce 2 tbsp (30 mL) cider vinegar 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 loaf French bread, thinly sliced on the diagonal 3/4...

Lentil- Stuffed Mushrooms

12-16 medium mushrooms ¼ cup (60 mL) butter or margarine ¼ cup (60 mL) onions, finely chopped ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) black pepper, freshly ground ½ cup (125 mL) green lentils, cooked ½ cup (125 mL) parmesan cheese, grated (or cheddar cheese) ½ cup (125 mL) dry plain bread crumbs...

Mini Lentil Sliders

1¾ cups (425 mL) dry red lentils 2 cups (500 mL) vegetable stock 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1/6 cup (37 mL) onion, fine dice ½ Tbsp (7 mL) garlic, minced ¼ red pepper, diced 1 carrot, shredded 3 mushrooms, grated ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt ¼ tsp (1 mL) black pepper, ground ¼ tsp (1 mL)red chili flakes ¼ tsp...

Hummus- 5 Minute Lentil Hummus

1-19 oz can (540 mL) lentils, rinsed and drained ½ cup (125 mL) fat-free ranch dressing ½ tsp (2 mL) curry powder 2 garlic cloves Place all ingredients into food processor or blender. Blend to desired consistency. Makes 12-16 servings. Recipe Courtesy of Canadian...

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...

Autumn Red Lentil Soup

1 cup (250 mL) dry red lentils, rinsed and drained ¼ cup (60 mL) dried pot barley 5 cups (1.25 L) beef broth 260 g lean ground beef ½ cup (125 mL) onion, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) corn, canned or frozen 2 cloves garlic, minced 28 oz (700 mL) can tomatoes,...

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...