Lentils with Caramelized Cabbage & Onions

I wanted to create a new lentil recipe–something other than another lentil soup (which I often prepare). During the summer I made a few lentil salads, but now that the weather is cooler I decided to try something new. Rather than make a cool salad with lentils, I prepared a warm lentil dish. French lentils, (small) brown…

White Bean & Spinach Soup

“Foods for the Blues” was the theme for this recipe. Winter brings short days and chilly temperatures; this may affect our moods and energy levels. Certain foods can help diminish the winter blues and boost your energy.  Many of the ingredients in this dish are recommended for the cold winter months. It’s an easy recipe, yet…

Lentil Salad with Kale

This is another way to prepare lentils, if you’re looking for an alternative to soup. The small lentils (French and black) hold their shape when cooked, so can be used for salads. This dish can be eaten cool or warm. Ingredients 1 cup dry French lentils, rinsed and drained 1½ cups water ½ vegetable bouillon…

Red Lentil Stew

This a a great one-pot dish made with legumes, grains and veggies. People really enjoy this recipe, and it’s great for cold-weather fare. Ingredients 1½ cups red lentils*, rinsed and drained ½ cup millet (or quinoa or steel-cut oats), rinsed and drained Water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to taste) 1–2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger ½…

Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is often prepared with ham or other types of meat; this adds flavor to the dish. I’ve added a few seasonings to give the soup a depth of flavor (without the meat). Customers really enjoyed this recipe, as simple as it is. Kids too! Ingredients 1 cup split peas, rinsed and drained Water…

Cajun Quinoa

This recipe is a variation of my Cajun Quinoa Salad. Now that the weather is cooler,  I am more inclined to prepare warm dishes (rather than salads). To stay true to its name, “Cajun”, I added the Cajun holy trinity, which consists of celery, peppers, and onions. The nutritional yeast gives the dish extra flavor–and protein. This…