Red Lentil & Beef Sloppy Joes

Add a pinch of dried red pepper flakes during cooking for added spice. canola or olive oil, for cooking 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 lb. (454 g) lean ground beef or bison 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 – 28 oz. (796 mL) can diced, whole or stewed tomatoes 1/4 cup (60 mL) dry red lentils 1/2 cup (125...

Lentil Roll-Ups

1 cup (250 mL) green lentils, cooked 2 Tbsp (30 mL) parmesan cheese, grated 1 Tbsp (30 mL) onion, finely chopped ¼ tsp (1 mL) oregano, dry crumbled ¼ tsp (1 mL) thyme, dry crumbled 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) black pepper, ground 1 garlic clove, minced 1 lb (500 g) pkg. phyllo pastry 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola...

Lentil & Sweet Potato Stew

2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 bay leaf 1 garlic clove, minced 1½ tsp (7 mL) curry powder 2 cups (500 mL) dry green lentils, rinsed 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1” cubes 9 oz (225 g) frozen cut green...

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...

Asiago, Artichoke and Lentil Salad

19 oz can lentils, rinsed and drained 2 green onions, sliced 1 red pepper, chopped 1 stalk celery, diced 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained ½ cup (125 mL) shredded asiago cheese ¼ cup (60 mL) sunflower or olive oil ¼ cup (60 mL) red wine or cider vinegar 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard ½ tsp (2...

Prairie Spice Cake

1/2 cup (125 mL) rolled oats   1 1/2 cups (375 mL) whole wheat flour or multigrain flour  1/4 cup (60 mL) barley flour  1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt  1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon  1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda   1/4 cup (60 mL) flax   2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder  1/4 cup (60 mL) ground flax  1/2 cup (125...

Canadian Lentil Meatballs with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

This is a wonderful home-style Persian dish, the kind that Hamid grew up enjoying.  The Cucumber Sauce is more of a method than an actual recipe.  Like all great chefs, he tastes as he goes. He’ll combine a cup or so of rich yogurt and grate in a clove of garlic (or more if you like garlic)....

Locals Island Bison Tournedos with Braised Lentil Ragout

This dish is a serious course in the elements of classic French cooking.  The Braised French Lentil Ragout is outstanding.   And yes, bison are being farmed (ranched?) on Vancouver Island, near Black Creek in the lush Comox River Valley.  For six servings 6 X 4 oz  Island Bison Tenderloin 3 Tbsp...

Warm Lemon Lentils with Cumin, Coriander, Spinach and Fairwinds Farm Yogurt served with Spiced Lentil Crackers

Using Red Fife flour, the heritage grain popularized by the Fife family in the mid-1800s  and one of foundations of Prairie agriculture, these  crackers that would go well with cheeses or a hummus made, we hope, with lentils.  2 yellow onions, julienned 2 tbsp minced garlic 2 tbsp minced ginger ½...

Lentil Scones with Country Ham and Cheese Curds

This is a recipe I know I will make over and over.  The clincher for me is the kale…I love the stuff and with the cheese curds and lentils, they are full of all the good things I love to eat!   They’d be great with Paul Rogalski’s Curried Lentil Soup.  ½ cup whole green lentils dry 3 cups all...