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…

From Side Dish To Main Course

Orecchiette, fiddleheads & asparagus with artichokes, chick peas, feta, basil, chives, and lemonĀ  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….