Peppery Red Lentil Patties

I created this recipe for my “Fantastic Fiber” theme at work. Lentils are high in fiber and so versatile. Because of their high fiber content, they are considered to be one of the cleansing foods. This is a new way to enjoy lentils, an idea I got from the Indian dishes idlis and vadas, which…

Chickpea Patties

This recipe is a variation of Indian vada. You can use different varieties of legumes and adjust the seasonings according to your preference. The chickpeas make this dish reminiscent of falafel. It’s a healthier version since it’s baked rather than deep-fried. I serve it with my own “house” tahini dressing, which my friends and family…

The Importance of Fiber

Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet. Consuming whole foods: legumes, whole grains, fruits and vegetables is necessary in order for us to meet our daily needs. In our society, it is common for people to neglect eating fiber-rich foods. I had a conversation with a couple of women at the Health Expo last weekend. They…