Category Archives: Beans & Legumes

White Bean and Yellow Beet Hummus – a Great Snack for Sailing

This rich and luscious golden beet hummus is extra smooth and creamy. The beets add a silkiness that is hard to achieve with beans alone, and add a very subtle, sweet earthy flavour to this beloved dip. Plus a little … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Lentil Sloppy Joes

Lentil Sloppy Joes are the answer for a delicious meatless meal that will satisfy the whole family. Kids love ’em. Plop the flavourful lentil filling onto buns, top with cheese, and enjoy this fantastically-flavoured, fun, messy meal. (Skip to recipe) … Continue reading

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Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad and Northern Gardening in the Spring

A zesty bean salad stuffed with good things like tuna, red pepper and artichoke hearts makes a great salad-as-a-meal and is easy to make ahead for picnics, potlucks, and packed lunches, so you can get outside and spend time in … Continue reading

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Refried Lentil Quesadillas {Video}

Who doesn’t love quesadillas? How about these Refried Lentil Quesadillas? They taste fantastic and are super high in fiber and nutrients, to boot! Well, I took a big gulp, crossed both fingers and took the leap – I made a … Continue reading

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Broccoli Lentil Salad – for the Best of Spring in Wintertime

Crisp broccoli and smoky lentils are the stars of this refreshing salad. As soon as I see the first primroses for sale in their little pots in the grocery stores, my heart cannot help but sing and start to feel … Continue reading

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‘Po-lentil-a’ with Mushroom Ragu

This creamy, cheesy, lentil ‘polenta’ is a wonderful base for flavourful mushroom ragu. The more I cook with lentils, the more I am in awe of the versatility of this nutritious little legume. I mean, what other food can so … Continue reading

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Creamy, Cheesy, Lentil Mashed Potatoes

Add nutritious lentils and luscious cheese to mashed potatoes to turn them into the star of your next meal! My mom has never really liked potatoes, so all the years growing up, I thought I didn’t like them either. It’s … Continue reading

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Lentil Taco Tartlets

A lentil crust and zippy filling make these southwest taco tartlets do a salsa dance in your mouth! Whenever the temperatures start plummeting and it feels like we are so deeply buried in winter that spring will never come, I … Continue reading

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Chocolate Truffle Cake Pops – with a Surprising Secret Ingredient!

Truffle cake pops with a decadent, creamy, chocolate filling – you’ll never guess the secret healthy ingredient inside! I challenge you. I challenge you, at your next fancy gathering or casual get-together, to serve these cake pops, and see if your … Continue reading

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German-Style Sweet and Sour Lentil ‘Eintopf’ (One Pot)

Don’t you just love it when the tantalizing aroma of a savoury dish bubbling away on the stove brings family members sniffing into the kitchen? Mmmmm. Something smells good! What’s for supper? And don’t you just love it when that … Continue reading

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