- Portion size 6 servings
- Credits : sbj
- 1 3-5 lb pork loin
- 1 package onion soup mix
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 cup apple juice
<p>Mediterranean Chickpea Stew</p> Credits: Photography by Ronald Tsang
You can make this hearty soup vegetarian by omitting the bacon, sautéing the veggies in olive oil instead of the bacon fat and substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth. Use the bottom of a heavy saucepan to crush the fennel seeds, which will release their licorice-like flavour. If you don't have fresh spinach, you can use half of a 300-gram package of frozen spinach; just be sure to thaw and drain it well before stirring it into the soup.
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring often, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined plate to drain. Set aside.
Drain all but 1 tbsp fat from pan; cook onion, mushrooms and celery over medium heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, tomato paste, savory and fennel seeds; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in chickpeas, salt and pepper; cook until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in spinach and lemon juice.
Divide stew among serving bowls; dollop with yogurt. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve with baguette (if using).
Potato and Salmon Cakes 2 image Credits: Potato and Salmon Cakes 2 image
A few fresh ingredients and a bit of flaky salmon give leftover mashed potatoes a tasty new lease on life. Depending on how salty your mashed potatoes are, you might want to add an extra pinch of salt. Serve with a simple green salad for a light lunch or dinner.
<p>Penne with Anchovies and Rosemary Cream Sauce</p> Credits: Photography by Ronald Tsang
Anchovies can be polarizing, but they seamlessly melt into the cream sauce, adding umami flavour without any of the fishiness you might expect. They're also loaded with protein, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain.
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, stirring, until golden, about 4 minutes. Add anchovies; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in broth, cream, 1 tbsp of the rosemary, the mustard, pepper and hot pepper flakes; cook until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.
Stir in peas; cook until heated through. Stir in pasta, red peppers and capers. If needed, gradually stir in enough of the reserved cooking liquid to loosen sauce. Sprinkle with remaining rosemary.
Crispy Tofu Stir-Fry with Udon Noodles IMAGE Credits: Crispy Tofu Stir-Fry with Udon Noodles IMAGE
Japanese udon noodles, which cook in a matter of minutes, soak up all of the slightly spicy umami-rich sauce in this stir-fry. Cubes of golden tofu make the meat-free supper substantial. You can also use cubed chicken or pork. Cost: $2/serving