I was asked recently if I (AKA Galley Kat) had any vegan recipes worth sharing. While I search back through my recipe bank I thought I would share this yummy soup we enjoyed for last night’s Meatless Monday meal. My original recipe uses dry lentils which take approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours to cook the lentils completely. But as always I try to speed things […]

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This is a repost for you, ‘anonymous reader’. My sister shared this recipe with me a few years ago and it has become one of our favourites. It takes just 30 minutes of cook time so can easily be made onboard, or made ahead and frozen and is a very flexible recipe in that it is good vegan, vegetarian or for meat lovers (François’ preference […]

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I thought it would be difficult finding French lentils for this French recipe but when doing some research I found out that Canada is the leading producer and exporter of lentils so it should come as no surprise that the French green variety are readily available. I even found a canned version of these delicate gems. (great for onboard dishes – one less pot to […]

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LENTIL a & BROWN RICE PUDDING (yields 4 cups) 2 cups cooked French lentils 2 cups cooked brown rice 2 cups coconut milk 3 generous tbsp Agave syrup or honey Pinch sea salt 1/2 tsp ground cardamon 1/2 cup roughly chopped dried apricots (about 15) 1/2 cup slivered almonds Whipped cream for topping (try adding a pinch of ground cardamon when whipping the cream) In a […]

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I’m all about trying new things especially when it comes to reducing consumption of animal protein so when I found a bag of Teff at our local market a while ago, I thought it worth a try. Lots of positive advantages: quick cooking (less fuel used) easy to store (takes up very little space, no refrigeration required) good nutritional profile (gluten-free, good source of iron, […]

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MEATLESS MONDAY: Spicy RED Lentil Chickpea Stew

A cold snowy wintery day for the ‘dirt people’…   What do I have on hand for a tastey one dish dinner? …a dinner with lots of thermogenic seasoning…   …the perfect solution!     Spicy Red Lentil Chickpea Stew 1 large onion finely chopped 1 T olive oil 2 tsp. finely grated fresh ginger 1 T finely minced garlic 1 tsp. ground turmeric 3/4 […]

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