Saffron Laced Chickpeas and Leeks
This is a beautiful main course to really impress your guests! The saffron threads add such nice color to the dish while adding just a slight floral sweetness!
Lentil Kale Filo Pockets
This elegant dish can be served as a main course or appetizer to impress company! Make a big batch and freeze on a baking sheet overnight, and then transfer to freezer bags. They will last for about 6 months in the freezer. When you are having company, pop a couple out of the freezer and bake!
Fresh Fava Beans with Leeks and Swiss Chard
Whenever you can find fresh fava beans in their pods, grab them! They are simply delicious! The pods are actually edible and add lots of flavor to your dish. In this dish, I like to use only half the beans in their pods and remove the other half. This adds nice flavor and texture contrasts.
Lentil Rice (Mujadara)
This is a real Middle Eastern bowl of comfort! Lentils, rice and fried onions all in one bowl – what more can you want!
Broccoli and Chickpea Stir Fry
These little chickpeas, although slightly unconventional in a stir fry are simply perfect! They crisp up ever so slightly which combines just right with the beautiful green broccoli!
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry
This is a nice hearty flavorful dish to come home to on a cold night! Serve over some basmati rice or with some grilled naan bread.
Maple Miso Chickpeas
These chickpeas come out really nice and sticky! They are just super addictive!
An upscale lentil salad full of herbs and sundried tomatoes! Perfect for a picnic lunch or a bbq!
Skillet Cornbread Topped with 3 Bean Chili
What a fun way to serve up your chili for a simple night at home or the next big game night! The moist cornbread cushion makes a beautiful bed for this delicious hearty and comforting chili! You need a cast iron skillet for best results, but you can also make this cornbread in a square baking dish instead.
Lentil, Swiss Chard and Veggie Yellow Curry
Yellow curry is a type of curry from Thailand, usually with a base of coconut milk, lime leaves and fresh ginger. You can buy the yellow curry paste in most Asian grocery stores. This dish can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for about 2 months.
Black Bean and Acorn Squash Burritos
These are hearty, delicious and protein packed! The acorn squash adds a slight sweetness to the mix of black beans.
Balsamic Roasted Chickpeas and Swiss Chard
This is such a beautiful dish to serve in midsummer when swiss chard is abundant. Cooking the chickpeas in olive oil for such a long time makes them slightly crispy, while the garlic roasts until it is tender and delicious! Don’t worry about them amount of olive oil in the recipe, it is just to coat the chickpeas as they cook – you will notice that most of it is poured out after the chickpeas roast. Don’t throw it away! Keep this beautiful garlic infused oil in an airtight container and use in salad dressings or drizzled over fresh tomatoes.
Easy Paprika Chickpeas
This is one of my favourite quick snacks or lunches. It requires almost no effort and is super tasty and healthy!
Gigantes Plaki – Greek Style Giant Beans
These giant lima beans are just so melt in your mouth creamy! This recipe is inspired by a dish I like to order in one of my favourite Greek restaurants. I like this dish served over rice or couscous.
Tuscan White Bean Stew
This is a really nice winter meal. Serve over rice or couscous and curl up on the couch!
Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
There’s just nothing like a big bowl of chilli. In this version, silky sweet potato is paired with hearty black beans. I have given the sauce a South-western twist with cumin and smoky heat from chipotle peppers. Serve it over a big bowl of rice, or on its own with a few tortilla chips.
Chickpea and Rutabaga Tagine with Dried Fruit
In this classic Moroccan dish, the sweetness from the light honey glaze and dried fruit is offset by rutabaga – a bold flavour combination! Serve with a side of couscous for a delicious meal! If you like the dish a little sweeter you can double up on the honey, and put half of it with the veggies while they are baking at the beginning.
Harvest Vegetable and Lentil Stew
This is comfort food at its best! Slow cooked lentils with cubes of hearty vegetables in a flavourful sauce! I like to serve a dish like this with basmati rice. Everyone can eat in a nice big bowl, a scoop of rice and then the stew tumbling all over it!
Roasted Chickpeas with Caramelized Garlic
In this recipe the garlic becomes so sweet and creamy, which really compliments the crisp roasted chickpeas.
Mini Pasta Shells with Spinach and Lentils
Lentils and spinach make this pasta sauce really hearty and filling - full of protein and fibre.