Food Bank Recipes: Lentils and Rice

Lentils are not the first thing people thing people think of when asked to describe the Canadian diet. Ironically, Canada (mostly Saskatchewan) is the world leader in lentil exports. These humble legumes deserve more time in our dietary spotlight. Not only are they easy to prepare, they’re chock full of protein, fibre, folate, vitamin B1, and iron. They’re gluten-free, and have a low glycemic index, for those following restricted diets. Use this recipe, and you have a complete protein at a fraction of the cost of meat. Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Lentils and Rice

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Food Bank Recipes: Canned Beans

On Tasty Tuesday, we highlight tasty, nutritious, easy-to-put-together recipes using ingredients typically found in a food basket or cheaply available at the store. Today we provide an unfussy, super-tasty recipe for a bean salad. Between the beans and the hard-boiled eggs in the salad, you have a great source of protein for a light meal. The recipe comes from Turkey, and in Turkish this dish is called piyaz. Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Canned Beans

Food Bank Recipes: Extra Easy Casserole

Though you need an oven to make this dish, it makes a lot of food that can feed a family or get portioned and frozen to make several meals. Filling and yummy, this is a super simple recipe that should please everyone, and would be easy to adapt for gluten sensitivities, vegetarians, restricted salt or low-fat diets and more. You can prepare it the night before and pop it in the oven after work and/or when the kids get home. My kind of meal. Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Extra Easy Casserole