Buttermilk Corn Bread

This Loyalist quick bread was likely brought to Canada with the first wave of immigration in the late 1700’s. More and more often, it’s possible to find good locally grown/milled corn meal.  For this corn bread recipe I’ve used a New Brunswick product from Speerville Mills and jazzed it up with a...

Banana Lentil Muffins

1 egg, slightly beaten ½ cup (125 mL) canola oil ½ cup (125 mL) sugar 1 cup (250 mL) bananas, mashed 1 cup (250 mL) green lentil purée 1 tsp (2 mL) vanilla 1 1/3 cup (310 mL) whole wheat flour 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder ½ cup (125 mL) raisins Preheat oven to 200° C (400°...

Cumin-scented Chickpea-Buckwheat Dosas

Chickpea flour is called Besan in South Asian cooking.  Grown and milled in the Prairies, it’s renowned globally for its quality.   Buckwheat flour adds real nuttiness to these delicious dosas which are, in effect, a flat bread similar to crepes into which you can stuff almost any mixture...

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...

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...

Baked Lentil Biscuits

1 ¾ (425 mL) cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp (15 mL) baking powder 1 Tbsp (15 mL) white sugar Dash salt ¼ cup (60 mL) soft margarine, unsalted 2/3 cup (150 mL) lentil purée 2/3 cup (150 mL) 1% milk Preheat oven to 425˚F (220˚C). In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut margarine...

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with Red Lentils

1/4 cup (60 mL) dry red lentils 3/4 cup (185 mL) old-fashioned (large flake) oats 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain yogurt (preferably not fat free) 1/2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar 1/3 cup (80 mL) canola oil 2 eggs grated zest of 1 lemon 2/3 cup (160 mL) whole wheat flour 2/3 cup (160 mL)...

Saskatoon Berry Lentil Muffins

1½ cup (375 mL) large green lentils, cooked ½ cup (125 mL) orange juice 2 cups (500 mL) all purpose flour 1 Tbsp (15 mL) baking powder ½ tsp (2 mL) salt ½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon ½ tsp (2 mL) ground allspice ½ tsp (2 mL) pumpkin pie spice ½ cup (125 mL) honey 1/3 cup (75 mL) canola oil 2 eggs 1¾ (425...

Cheddar Oat Lentil Biscuits

1/2 cup (125 mL) dry red lentils 2 cups (500 mL) rolled oats, either old fashioned or quick-cooking (not instant) 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder 1/8 – 1/4 tsp (1 – 2.5 mL) cayenne pepper (1/4 tsp will be very spicy) 1/8 tsp (1 mL) salt       1 1/2 cups (375 mL) grated aged white cheddar...

Gluten-Free Cornbread (White Bean Flour)

To Make Brown Rice Flour Blend: 1 ½ cups brown rice flour, 1 ½ cups potato starch, and 1 cup tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch). Blend thoroughly. Store, tightly closed, in a dark, dry place. • 1 cup (250 mL) gluten-free cornmeal • ½ cup (125 mL) white Bean Flour • 1/3 cup (75 mL) Brown...