• Vancity Buzz: How pulses are changing the way we eat in 2016

February 02, 2016

Natalie Browne, food blogger at kitchenuncorked.com and writer at VANCITY BUZZ, spoke with Angie this season to talk about the newest food trend: pulses. Check out the article for more information on beans, peas and lentils as well as a recipe for Lentil Stew! http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2016/02/pulses-cooking-recipe-lentil-stew/

What are some unique ways pulses can be used?

Sprouted lentils are delicious. You can sprout them on your own and use them in sandwiches and salads, for example. You could use pulses such as chickpeas in a cauliflower puree, and mash them as you would a potato. They’re great in desserts, too. Some of them are pretty neutral tasting which makes them quite versatile. I like to use white lentils, which cook quickly and easily, with a finished texture that’s smooth and creamy. You could also substitute white lentils for rice to make a sweet “rice” pudding, adding coconut milk, dried fruit, cinnamon, brown sugar, and cardamom. At Well Seasoned, we hold popular demo and hands-on classes that feature different and interesting ways to use pulses. One of our chefs, Romy Prasad, holds regular ‘Meatless Mondays’ and vegetarian-themed cooking classes that showcase ingredients like chickpeas, lentils and much more.
You can head over to our Recipe Database and try (Kay's favourite) our recipe of Lentil, Mushroom and Pecan burgers or our Red Lentil salad if you're still keeping to your resolutions! :D Well Seasoned carries a wide assortment of dried beans, peas and lentils, so visit us in store to stock up so you can try out this newest food trend!


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