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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…

Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry & Kale Mallung

Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry & Kale Mallung

…a what the cuisine was like. I assumed that it was probably very much like Indian, but what I discovered is that it has its own totally distinctive flavours and cooking techniques. Sri Lankan people are very passionate about their food and the culture around it. From my perspective, they seemed especially connected to the earth and the bounty that springs year-round from their incredibly fertile land. Many of the world’s spices are grown on the is…

A New Year, A New You! Sarah B’s Whole Living Detox Plan

…grain-free, with an emphasis on cruciferous veggies (think broccoli, kale, cauliflower etc.). The juices and smoothies include fruits, vegetables and nut butters so they are refreshing, and also filling. They are all so tasty in fact, that I’ll be whizzing them up far beyond the three-week program! Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen genius was in charge of Week 2, and Louisa Shafia from Lucid Food wrote the recipes for Week 3, so don’t forget to check…

Summer Lovin’ Vegetable Tart

…ly autumn I will try sweet potatoes or butternut squash with mushrooms and cauliflower and kale….mmmm! I’m excited! I love versatile recipes. Summer Lovin’ Vegetable Tart Ingredients: Summer squash (equivalent of 2 medium zucchini), sliced thin 2-3 leeks or 1 red onion, chopped 1 red pepper 1 tsp. fine grain sea salt Herbed Tart Crust 2 cups spelt flour (or whole wheat pastry flour) handful of fresh sage, rosemary, chopped (or you can use dried) 1…

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…

Sweet Potato Wedges with Tahini-Honey Sauce and Everything Bagel Spice

Sweet Potato Wedges with Tahini-Honey Sauce and Everything Bagel Spice

…arden tomatoes, cucumber, steamed green beans, roasted beets, goat cheese, cauliflower, popcorn, green salads, steamed brown rice or quinoa, eggs, hummus, and sweet potatoes…you see where I’m going with this. Maybe it’s faster to write a list of the foods that it wouldn’t be good on? Chocolate cake. There, that was easy.     But I’m actually here to talk about sweet potatoes. These gorgeous golden roots are now in season, and the last local tubers…