Tag: legumes

Easy Curry Lentil Soup with Kale

Easy Curry Lentil Soup with Kale

I’m writing this post from the tropics, from Sumatra Indonesia. While I’m sitting beach front eating papayas and mangoes for breakfast the autumn chill is in full force at home. This is my third trip to Indonesia, and I am understandably a big fan of […]

Healthy Chickpea Oil-Free Dip with Sundried Tomatoes

Healthy Chickpea Oil-Free Dip with Sundried Tomatoes

Hands down, the Middle East is one of my favourite regions in the world to visit. Sleeping on rooftops, shopping the magical bazaars, and sampling the amazing cuisine. Just as you would be served a bread basket here at home, some creamy hummus and fresh […]

Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl with Kale Pesto, Lentils and Barley

Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl with Kale Pesto, Lentils and Barley

Ever thought about what’s in season in March? There is no question that Spring has arrived- the flowers are out in full force and the winter jackets are back in storage. But even though the cherry blossoms are in bloom, not much is being harvested […]

Top 10 Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium [Vegan]

Top 10 Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium [Vegan]

We all know that calcium is essential for good bone health. Since our kinder years, it has been drilled into us that calcium comes from cows, and I’m sure we can all recite the 3 recommended servings of dairy per day. The problem with this […]

How To Cook Lentils + 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Lentils

How To Cook Lentils + 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Lentils

Last week I had the pleasure of dining at the notorious Lentils As Anything Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia. Since I got wind of this eatery’s concept some 10 years ago, I’d been looking forward to the day I finally got to try it out. It […]

No Bake 100 Calorie Peanut Butter Energy Balls

No Bake 100 Calorie Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Sounds to good to be true doesn’t it. Peanut butter… no bake… less than 100 calories. We live in a world of convenience, and all too often we choose to reach for the sugar packed granola bars or trans-fat laden potato chips when looking for […]

Weeknight Favourite – Tasty Ginger Lentil Stew with Couscous

Weeknight Favourite – Tasty Ginger Lentil Stew with Couscous

During my recent trip to Asia I got the chance to gawk at all the street side food vendors and their spectacular variety of edible insects. My lovely English friend Suzie informed me that scorpion tastes just like scallops – but without the fishy taste. […]

Easy Lentil and Bean Winter Soup [Vegan, GF]

Easy Lentil and Bean Winter Soup [Vegan, GF]

Legumes are a Dietitians best friend. They are a great source of protein, and are also high in micronutrients iron and zinc which can sometimes be lacking in a plant-based diet. Legumes are also remarkably versatile – pureed black beans with Mexican spices are great […]