Lebanese Lentil & Chard Soup

Adas bi hamoud is a traditional Lebanese lentil (adas) soup that is made with chard, potatoes and lots of lemon (aka hamoud). It can be made brothy like a soup or dense like a stew. For a more dense version, increase the amount of lentils to half a cup. Otherwise, follow the recipe below for a brothy soup version. Either way, you get a nutritious, delicious and satisfying meal for lunch or dinner any day of the week.

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Brown Basmati Rice Salad w/ Tangy Miso Dressing

This quinoa speckled brown basmati rice salad is a complete meal in a bowl and perfect for warm summer days or evenings, backyard BBQ’s, summer party potlucks or picnics. Prepare the rice and dressing up to two days in advance, but slice the vegetables and toss the salad just before servings for optimal freshness and to guarantee crispness.

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Pine Nut Parsley Dressing & Meal “à la carte”

This meal “à la carte” is a no fuss way to enjoy lunch or dinner while nourishing your body as it has a good dose of the essential macronutrients; carbohydrates, fats and protein. Barley is dressed in a Pine Nut Parsley Dressing and accompanied by balsamic roasted vegetables and cashew cheese on sourdough bread. The barley can be swapped out for your favourite grain, you can use any combination of vegetables you have on hand and the cashew cheese can be replaced with your favourite nut cheese or bean spread.

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Quinoa Spaghetti with Agretti & Sundried Tomatoes

Spaghetti are tossed with lightly sauteed agretti, sundried tomatoes and garlic with a splash of lemon juice, fresh ground black pepper and chili flakes to add a kick. It’s comes together in under 20 minutes, it’s light enough for a weeknight meal, it’s fresh, tart and loaded with nutrients from agretti and the choice of quinoa and brown rice pasta. The sauteed agretti with sundried tomatoes and garlic also makes a great side dish on it’s own without the pasta.

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