Chickpea Pizza Base

Originally posted on Cooking Up The Pantry:
Another pizza base! I love how quickly these can be made and then personalised and the base only has three ingredients, chickpea flour/besan which I always have a box of,water and salt, too easy! This pizza is topped with passata, chorizo, Parmesan and spring onions. To make this…

Iron Deficiency: Modern Day Epidemic

Low iron and iron deficiency anemia It is well known that iron is essential for the proper functioning of the human body; as a major component of hemoglobin, which is responsible for transport and delivery of oxygen to cells, and for energy production not to mention immune function. Iron is one of several trace elements…

Master Recipe: Caramelized Onion Trio

There is no question that onions of all types are the official workhorses of the kitchen. Onions belong to the allium family, and they include some impressive if not humble relatives: chives, scallions, spring/green onions, garlic, shallots, Vidalia, red,……..and indeed all other varieties of onion. In terms of cancer prevention, look no further than this family…

Roasted Grape Tomato & Avocado Salad

When you’re dreaming of long summer days and sweet ripe tomatoes but it’s still spring, try making this salad. Roasting tomatoes in the oven brings out their natural sugars and makes even hot house tomatoes taste like they’ve just been picked from the garden. While cooking tomatoes depletes its vitamin C content it actually has the…

Heirloom Beauty: Beluga Lentils

  Archeological studies have shown that lentils are one of the earliest cultivated crops, believed to have been used by homo sapiens as far back as 9,500 to possibly 13,000 years ago. Only soybeans have a higher ratio of protein per calorie, and besides their protein content lentils are a cook’s best friend taking only…

Roasted Jalapeno Hummus

It’s easy to get creative with hummus recipes. Beyond the traditional flavourings of a classic Lebanese hummus with lemon-tahini-cumin-olive oil, there are endless possible variations. Personally I like things on the hotter side. This spicy roasted jalapeno hummus is not for the timid, although you can reduce the heat level by starting with just one…

From Side Dish To Main Course

Orecchiette, fiddleheads & asparagus with artichokes, chick peas, feta, basil, chives, and lemon  Turning a side dish into a main course is as simple as adding a cooked grain. This recipe is a perfect example. Using the recipe for pan-roasted fiddleheads and asparagus as a base, and allowing 1 1/2 cup of vegetables and 1…

Spring Eats: Fiddleheads & Asparagus

Fiddleheads are one of the most beautiful vegetables. Tightly furled coils with a flavour reminiscent of asparagus, fiddleheads and asparagus also share a similar nutritional profile. Most notably, fiddleheads are a good source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, vitamin A, antioxidants, fiber, as well as the minerals iron, potassium, copper, and manganese….

Kitchen essentials: Basic herb oil

Basic Herb Oil with rosemary, parsley & garlic Flavoured oil truly is a kitchen essential and really doesn’t require a recipe. Simply place herbs, covered in olive oil in a saucepan and heat over low for about 10 minutes. Once you see little bubbles forming you’ll want to take the pot off the heat, cover…