Lentil Lemon Soup

2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped pinch hot red pepper flakes 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin 1½ cups (375 mL) dry split red lentils, cleaned and rinsed 6 cups (1.5L) chicken stock 2 Tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice 2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh parsley, finely chopped salt and pepper to...

Barley and Lentil Soup

This soup combines the two Prairie culinary powerhouses…barley and lentils.    2 onions, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil ½ tsp.(2 mL) ginger ½ tsp(2 mL) paprika ½ tsp (2 mL) turmeric 4 ½ cups (1.125 L)  beef stock 1 can (796 ml|28 ounce) tomatoes, chopped or diced ¾...

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...

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...

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...

Chef Jefferson Alvarez, Cacao, Vancouver

Pickled Pacific Mackerel and Lentil Salad Pickling fish is a very traditional way of preserving it but one not as widely used in Canada as it should be.   If you cannot find really fresh mackerel,  any firm white fish will work. This Lentil Salad could easily stand on its own as a filling for pita...

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...