Panisse, or chickpea flour fries, come from the streets of Southern France and are my latest obsession. And I’m not alone: I’ve seen them on every menu lately, and this incredible recipe was given to us by the talented Chef Rob Ratcliffe at the stunning Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery here in Penticton.
This Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing is an easy and delicious meal, loaded with fresh crisp lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, onions and crunchy falafels. Add a dollop of tzatziki for an added creaminess and hit of fresh dill, perfect any time you’re craving Mediterranean flavours.
We are finally sharing one of our most-loved recipes from our Fraiche Table meal plan! These Middle-Eastern-inspired Shawarma Bowls, made with chicken or chickpeas, are bursting with flavour. They are served on top of a bed of rice, crispy veggies, homemade Pickled Red Onions and the most amazing creamy lemony Garlic Sauce.
This is NOT your average egg salad! This Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich is creamy, fresh, and completely addicting! Avocado makes a delicious and nutritious swap for the mayo. Use chickpeas instead of egg for an amazing vegan option (we included the recipe… keep reading).
The best homemade hummus whipped up in just minutes. Fresh, bright and perfect for dipping pita or fresh veggies. You’ll be skipping the store-bought stuff from now on!
My first waitressing job during university was at an eclectic little bistro called the Tomato Cafe, nestled in the Cambie neighbourhood of Vancouver. Originally owned and founded by Diane Clement (cookbook author and previous Olympic athlete), it was true serendipity that they hired me. The Tomato Cafe has had a profound influence on my perspective…
I went through my pantry yesterday and figured I would cook with whatever ingredient I pulled out first. That ingredient happened to be… bulgur! Now, if you haven’t cooked with bulgur I highly recommend it, it’s such a neat grain!
As a busy mom trying to juggle so many different priorities, it’s never been more important to keep myself healthy… and never so difficult! For some reason lunches are the most challenging for me, the days seem to just disappear before I know it. I’m sure I’m not the only one!
Chickpeas get a lot of love in our house. Then again, what is there not to love? This Mediterranean powerhouse is full of fibre, protein and a long list of vitamins and minerals. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) have shown to help control blood sugar, maintain good bone and heart health, improve digestion and even…