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White Lentil Risotto with Mushrooms

White Lentil Risotto with Mushrooms

…$30 for them. In order to right all of these wrongs, I headed to my local Indian grocer, bought some white lentils and made a date with my stove. What manifested was not just a better meal, but a new favourite one. It’s pretty clear that I’m into making “risotto” out of anything besides rice, such as the Miraculous Riceless Risotto and the Inspirational Sunflower Seed Risotto, but I’m digging this new recipe for a lot of reasons. First, it’s grai…

Late Summer Abundance Bowl

Late Summer Abundance Bowl

…y and sweet. My late summer abundance bowl celebrates all of this, with an Indian twist honoring the traditional Indian grain, sorghum. I played around with it quite a lot and eventually settled on using curry and coconut as base flavours, then combined with a kachumber salad and chickpeas. The cilantro, cumin seeds and citrus are bright and playful against the rich coconut-y vibes. You will love it.     Print recipe     Late Summer Abundance Bowl…

Namaste: नमस्ते

…poses. And the teacher taught us where yoga came from…India. And that the Indian dress is called a sari – but you have to do your yoga wearing Indian pants. Q – What’s your favorite position in yoga? Lotus- full not half. Laura, Age 18 I did the yoga challenge more than once! Hah. I actually did it quite a lot…not everyday because I definitely did fall pray not as much to the “I’m too busy” but rather “I’m too hung over” hah. But ya, I thoroughly…

Winter Rainbow Panzanella

Winter Rainbow Panzanella

…s: – celeriac – butternut squash – purple potatoes – Jerusalem artichoke – cauliflower – broccoli – leeks Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. 2. Scrub veggies well, chop into similar sized pieces (no need to peel!) and place on a baking sheet with a few knobs of coconut oil or ghee. Place in the oven and when the oil has melted, remove pan from oven, toss to coat veggies and return to the middle rack. Bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on t…

Tempeh Tacos with Raw Cashew Queso

Tempeh Tacos with Raw Cashew Queso

…specifically for my big lunches. Some favourites to roast in the oven are cauliflower, sweet potato, pumpkin, red onion, zucchini, tomatoes, and broccoli. I’ve also started cutting up a big plate of veggie sticks in the early afternoon, before I even get hungry, so that it is there and waiting for me – no excuses. Right before diving in I douse it in freshly squeezed lemon juice, Maldon salt and Aleppo pepper. It’s honestly delicious. I don’t hav…

White Velvet Soup and a Guest Post at Green Kitchen Stories

…eamy comfort food. It combines a few of my favorite things, golden-roasted cauliflower, garlic, onions and velvety lima beans, all blended up to create the most creamy, rich-tasting, delectable soup to cross my lips this new year. And whether your 2011 resolution was to eat more whole foods, lose weight, or cut back on meat, you’ll be checking off all three with my White Velvet Soup that tastes like anything but deprivation – it’s down-right dream…

Obsessed with Cruciferous

…he Cruciferous family, which include 34 edibles such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, and kale…all your favorites, right? Power House Veggies! Most cruciferous vegetables, including brussels sprouts, are excellent sources of vitamin C (perfect for this time of year!), folic acid, vitamin A, potassium, fibre, and they even contain omega-3 essential fatty acids! Brussels sprouts also contain the seemingly miraculous plant phytonutrients…

Fantastic Falafel Waffles

Fantastic Falafel Waffles

…ed finely sliced red onion sprouts avocado roasted vegetables (pumpkin and cauliflower are yummy) crushed chili flakes Directions: 1. Cover chickpeas with plenty of water and 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. Let soak for 24 hours. Drain and rinse very well. Set aside. 2. In a food processor mince garlic. Add the chickpeas, chopped herbs, spices, lemon zest and juice. Pulse until the chickpeas are very finely minced, but…