Lentil Curry with Rhubarb & Fennel

It’s springtime! Time to get inspired by our early seasonal crops. Rhubarb is one of our early spring veggies. I have always shied away from using this nutritious vegetable as it is very sour. Rhubarb is often used in desserts with the addition of a lot of sugar. I didn’t want to go down that…

Savory Vegetable Crepes

This is one of my easiest, quickest cooking recipes–and they are so delicious! You can eat them for a snack or for breakfast. Ingredients 1 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour 1 cup water 3–4 tablespoons chopped scallions or grated onion ½ cup finely shredded or minced veggies: cabbage, carrots, kale… (you can use other veggies as well)…

Indian Kichari (Mung Bean & Brown Rice Stew)

Kichari is a very popular Indian dish. It is a great one-pot meal made with legumes, whole grains and assorted veggies. Mung beans are well-known in India and are touted for their health benefits (see below). I always get great responses when I prepare this dish. It is so healthy and hearty–and great for cold-weather…

Red Lentil Doshas (Savory Indian Crepes)

Doshas are a popular dish in South India. They are traditionally made with basmati rice and a type of legume called urad dahl. The beans and rice are soaked in water, then ground into a batter and fermented overnight. I have simplified the recipe and used red lentils, a more common legume, which is readily…

Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties

This is a variation of my Potato Quinoa Patties. Many people prefer to eat sweet potatoes rather than white potatoes, so I created this recipe. Sweet potatoes are less starchy, so I add less quinoa (the starch is the only binder). The quinoa needs to be cooled first and it works best by making the patties small….

Split Pea Patties with Tahini Dressing

This is a variation of my chickpea patty recipe. You can use various legumes for this dish (lentils, chickpeas, split peas, mung beans). They each have their own unique taste. Ingredients: 1 cup dry split peas, soaked overnight ¼ cup water 2 teaspoons chopped fresh garlic 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)…