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  • Burrito Night
    Meatless Monday Burrito Night with Chef Michael Smith

    These burritos are so hearty and satisfying that no one will notice they don’t have meat in their  filling (unless you spill the beans!). They will notice all the bright,  sunny southwestern flavours, though. In fact, why wait for...

    • Posted April 14, 2017
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  • Moroccan Hummus
    Moroccan Hummus with Lots of Veggie Dippers

    Hummus is one  of the world’s great snacks. It’s richly flavoured,  easily prepared, easily shared, and when you make it yourself, inherently pure  and nutritious. Chickpeas are pulses, edible  seeds of the legume family, so they’re packed with...

    • Posted April 14, 2017
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  • Screen Shot 2017 04 01 at 3.13.02 PM 120x134 - Chef Michael Smith's Golden, French Lentil Stew
    Chef Michael Smith’s Golden, French Lentil Stew

    This golden-hued stew is remarkably rich and creamy, thanks to the addition of a dairy-free cream base that can be either nut or seed based. Turmeric gives this stew its joyful, rich color, not to mention anti-...

    • Posted April 5, 2017
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  • Provençale Vegetable Soup
    Provençale Vegetable Soup with Almond Basil Pesto

    Anywhere in the world, when farmers  bring  fresh vegetables  to cooks, simple dishes like this soup are the result.  This one is iconic because  its flavours are particularly memorable. Imagine insanely delicious,  intensely fresh vegetable broth swirled with...

    • Posted April 1, 2017
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  • Beefy, Barely, Kale Stew Recipe
    Warming Winter Entrées

    The rich flavours of browned beef only get better when they’re stewed with tender barley and finished with hearty kale. This stew is comfort food at its best—rich and satisfying, hearty and healthy, and filled with fresh...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
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  • Screen shot 2014 10 14 at 9.19.22 PM 120x134 - Fast and Healthy Meals in a Jar with Chef Michael Smith
    Fast and Healthy Meals in a Jar with Chef Michael Smith

    On the fly? Take breakfast to go or a pre-made lunch to savour in a jar. Chef Michael Smith shares these recipes from his book  Family Meals: 100 Easy Everyday Recipes. Just Add Water Noodles – in-a-Jar Makes...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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  • Screen shot 2014 07 17 at 10.40.35 AM 120x134 - Gujarati Thali with Lentil & Basmati
    Gujarati Thali with Lentil & Basmati

       Indians eat a lot of lentils. More than anyone else. They’re the biggest consumer on the planet so they grow a lot of lentils too. Since they’re the biggest consumer on the planet, they grow a...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Screen shot 2014 07 17 at 9.52.26 AM 120x134 - Moroccan Lentils and Table Bread
    Moroccan Lentils and Table Bread

       Lentils are stars in Morocco. They’re a classic part of Moroccan cuisine and a ubiquitous start to most meals, at home or in restaurants. When Moroccans eat out table service often begins with lots of rustic...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Screen shot 2014 07 17 at 9.52.02 AM 120x134 - Crispy Lentil Fritters with Celebrity Chef Michael Smith
    Crispy Lentil Fritters with Celebrity Chef Michael Smith

    Crispy lentil fritters make a great appetizer, snack or lunch side. Crispy Lentil Fritters 1 cup of Canadian split red lentils  1 cup of water 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 freshly minced onion 1 tablespoon of peeled...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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