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Keep It Real Thursdays – Grilled Peach, Lentil and Parsley Salad

Having cooked lentils in my fridge has become a time management tool of mine. It allows me to put salads, soups and side dishes together in minutes. Take this 3 minute salad for example. With lentils on hand, I can put super healthy meals together in less time than it takes to go through the drive thru.

Now this is not a 3 minute salad, but if you chose not to grill the peaches or toast the hazelnuts, this salad comes together in less than 5 minutes and is also delicious. If you choose to grill the peaches and toast the hazelnuts on the grill it’s still a fabulously nutritious meal that not only impresses but comes together in less than 15 minutes. Not bad, right?

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By on August 2, 2012 in Blog, Gluten Free, Keep It Real Thursday, Lentil, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Peach, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Whole Food Wednesdays 38

20 Minute Masoor Daal with Cumin Seed Oil

If I had to pick one type of cuisine to eat for the rest of my life it would be…

Impossible.

But if I had to pick three types of cuisine, then I’d settle on Mexican, French, and Indian. The amount of joy that I get from those types of dishes is beyond amazing. They’re like the trifecta of food in my opinion.

The other night it was my turn to make dinner and Indian food just felt right. Normally, when we make Indian food it tends to be an all day affair. We love making chana masala, butter chicken and garam masala, but those all take a while to make. But what about daal (some people spell it dal, dahl, or dhal – whatever you prefer)? Now that’s a winner – and it’s fast.

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By on March 16, 2012 in Blog, Dairy Free, Lentil, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian 15

Whole Food Wednesday’s: Curried Green Lentil Soup with Raita

Welcome back to Whole Food Wednesday’s!

I want to highlight YOUR WORK, YOUR RESEARCH and YOUR CREATIONS. Share up to 3 fun articles or recipes that you think might help others on their real food journey. This is also a great way for us to all see what you’ve been up to for the past week. Simply pick your 3 best posts to share with the group.

Today I want to share a green lentil soup recipe. I really hope you guys and gals aren’t tired of lentil recipes. I mean, after all, it’s not my fault they are so awesome. They are packed with protein and fiber, low in calories and not to mention all kinds of healthy minerals, 2- B vitamins and iron. Health benefits aside, I also like them because they’re fast and yummy.

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By on January 11, 2012 in Blog, Lentil, Lunch, Main Course, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian 48

Simple 3 Minute Salad For Days When It’s All Too Much

Ever get one of those days when it all feels like too much? Like the walls are caving in and you can’t find a way out?

I mean, I don’t. Not me.

I’m just saying if you do…

then trying to figure out how to eat healthy is the last thing on your mind.

The challenging part is if you don’t eat healthy, you end up feeling even worse. So it can be a little like a vicious cycle. So now what?

This salad is one I put together this week that accomplished the job nicely. I was surprised how quickly I went from starving and grumpy to sitting down to a lovely lunch. I would even go so far as to say I felt like I was eating out at a bistro. That’s my kind of meal!

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By on January 8, 2012 in Blog, Gluten Free, Lentil, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Vegetarian 13

Coffee Cinnamon Protein Brownies

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Ours was so much fun! We’ve been back a couple of hours and I just had to write to tell you all about it.

The first uber fun thing we got to do was a cooking demo at Beyond The Kitchen Door on Saturday. We had a great turn out and thank you to everyone who showed up! For those of you who were requesting the recipe we featured, here’s the link.

Teaching a cooking class at Beyond The Kitchen Door in Courtenay, BC.

We absolutely love doing the demos, but especially during this time of the year. The store is full of Christmas cheer and people looking for fun gifts for loved ones. What better place to shop than a kitchen store, right? So much fun. We had the opportunity to meet with so many great people, which is the real reason we do it. I love getting to meet new people from our community and it’s even better when we’re brought together because of good, healthy, real food.

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By on December 5, 2011 in Blog, Lentil, Main Ingredient, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snack, Vegetarian 30

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