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Sprout Your Own Lentils

Watch: CHCH Morning Live – Sprout Your Own How are you at sprouting? Do you know what they’re good for and that you can easily grow your own? Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma showed how. Sprouting Lentils as Sustainable Food Our news feeds are full of climate change stories of record-breaking weather anomalies, out-of-control wildfires, and never-before-seen extreme […]

Pantry Staple Lentils | Maple and Marigold
Lentils: What’s the Deal with Dal?

Millions of us grew up eating dal or lentils on the Indian subcontinent. Lentils are such a huge part of the staple Indian diet that no meal is complete without them. But when you eat something everyday, how do you make it interesting? I wondered aloud while writing this post. And pat came the reply, “By […]

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Homemade Black Lentils {Instant Pot Dal Makhani}

Looking for interesting ways to add lentils to your diet? It doesn’t get any better than this dish. Instant Pot Dal Makhani aka Black Lentils made at home checks all the boxes. Dal Makhani is not an everyday food in India. Named after its more famous cousin Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken), this dish is often […]

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Easy Dinner Recipe With Red Lentils (Crispy Fritter Recipe)

Dinner time driving you crazy and looking for an easy dinner recipe? Cooking a wholesome and delicious meal is easy when you have lentils in your pantry. Double the ingredients in this crispy lentil fritters recipe and your kids can enjoy it for school  lunch or even a quick weeknight meal. Disclaimer: This post is […]

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Yellow Lentils | Moong Daal | Easy Lentil Recipe

WATCH: EASY LENTIL RECIPE FEATURED ON APRIL 24 SESSION OF THE SUNDAY COOKING CLUB. Protein is such an important part of our diets. It helps build muscle, keeps us full, longer, and helps build a strong healthy body. But those are just a few of the reasons I’m a big fan of lentils. Yes, they […]

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Top 10 Foods to Stay Cool This Summer

food can either have a heating effect on our bodies or the reverse, a cooling effect. Here is my Ayurveda-Inspired list of Top 10 cooling foods this summer. There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of stew on a cold winter’s night. It never fails to make me feel warm and cozy as the […]

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Masoor Daal Kebab | Red Lentil Fritters

An Indian classic, Masoor Daal Kebab is made with red lentils, steamed broccoli + turmeric! Split red lentils or Masoor Dal (dhuli) is one of the more underappreciated lentils in India. They have a delicate and sweet flavour, break down really fast during cooking and a simple, healthy, delicious meal can be ready in way less time than […]

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Rotisserie Chicken: Unexpected Weeknight Rockstar

Watch: CTV The Social — Rotisserie Chicken: The Unexpected Rock Star of Weeknight Dinners. Three meals that transform an accessible grocery staple into multiple weeknight dinners that taste great and benefit the health of people and the planet. Rotisserie chicken is a cheap and cheerful item that most people have on their shopping lists, after […]

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How to Shop Your Pantry on CHCH Morning Live

Watch: CHCH Morning Live – How to Shop Your Pantry to Reduce Food Waste Do you ever buy groceries only to realize you already have some of those food items in your pantry at home? One of the recipes that Chhitwal-Varma shared was a turmeric mac and cheese topped with crunchy oats. What I do […]

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Double Your Veggies with Sweet & Sour Broccoli Stir-Fry

Broccoli is often on top of my Good Mood Food list, and for good reason. It’s rich in Vitamin C and fibre. It’s great for our gut health and mental wellbeing. And best of all with the right combination of ingredients and technique, it can be totally delicious. Yes, this Sweet & Sour Broccoli stir-fry […]

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