Dressed up Wild Mushroom Mac & Cheese

Canada produces several varieties of delicious mushrooms.  We love how this recipe uses a mix of mushrooms and is served with a cheesy, garlicky, fresh herb sauce. Comfort food at it’s finest!     Gouda mornay sauce: 6 tbsp (90 mL) unsalted butter 3 tbsp (45 mL) white truffle oil 1...

Canadian Couscous and Emmental Salad

The unique texture and mild flavour of couscous lends a light-yet-satisfying quality to this salad, making it equally suitable as a main course or a hearty side dish. Great for picnics and potlucks. 1/4 cup (60 mL) dried cranberries  1 cup (250 mL) Canadian couscous 1/3 cup (75 mL) BC Hazelnuts 3...

Skillet Quinoa with Black Beans, Cilantro and Feta

This quick and easy dish is a made-to-order meal for everyday athletes. Quinoa, a gluten-free whole grain, and black beans supply athletes with carbohydrates, fiber, protein and other nutrients that help produce energy, restore cells and replenish nutrient stores. Canola oil keeps saturated fat to...

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...

Marie Nightingale’s Baked Jacob’s Cattle Beans

Halifax-based food writer and Maritime icon, Marie Nightingale, was pulling together an article on beans and found this great recipe on the back of the package of  Webster’s Farms from Cambridge, Nova Scotia.  Calling the family to ask their permission to publish it, she was greeted with a laugh....

Barley Pizza Crust

This is a novel new way of creating pizza crust. It’s nutty flavour is wonderful, particularly underneath milder toppings.   When using barley flour with 4% beta-glucan content, three slices of pizza would contain over 3 grams of beta-glucan, enough to meet the required daily intake for...

Chickpea & Cranberry Couscous

• 1 ¼ cups (310 mL) chicken stock • 1 cup (250 mL) dry couscous • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) turmeric • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ginger • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon • 1 cup (250 mL) dried cranberries • 1 medium zucchini, diced • 2 carrots, peeled and diced • 3 green onions, chopped • 2 cups (500 mL) cooked chickpeas or...

Chickpea Pasta Salad

• 4 cups (1 L) corkscrew pasta • 1-19 fl. oz can (1- 540 mL can) chickpeas, rinsed and drained • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) celery, chopped • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) carrot, coarsely shredded • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) sweet red pepper, chopped • 4 green onions, finely chopped • ¼ cup (60 mL) feta cheese, crumbled • ⅓...

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 Burger

From the heart of lentil-land, this burger can take on any comers.   I like them made into ‘slider-size’…mini burgers that I can use as appetizers to top with sour cream or a favourite relish.   2 cups (500 mL) du Puy lentils  3 large onions, finely chopped  3 ½ Tbsp (50 mL) olive oil  4 cloves...

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