- Portion size 2 servings
- Credits :
- 1 cup short grain brown rice
- 1 cup medium grain brown rice
- 1 cup long-grain brown rice
- 1 pinch kosher salt
Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Dill and Yogurt Dressing Credits: Angus Fergusson
Made with hearty root vegetables, this warm fall salad gets a dose of freshness from a cool yogurt dressing and a sprinkling of dill. If you're not a fan of the sharp licorice taste of raw fennel, you'll be pleasantly surprised by roasted fennel's more mellow flavour. Sprinkle with additional fresh dill, if desired.
In large bowl, toss together fennel, parsnips, olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange in single layer on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. Roast in 425°F oven, turning once, until tender and golden, about 25 minutes.
Transfer to serving dish; top with grapes. Stir together yogurt, honey and dill; drizzle over fennel mixture.
Chewy Quinoa Bars IMAGE Credits: Chewy Quinoa Bars IMAGE
These nut-free treats are chewy and packed with flavour, thanks to the tasty fruit and toasted quinoa, which also add fibre and protein to stave off hunger. Pack one in her knapsack for snack emergencies!
In skillet, toast quinoa over medium- high heat, shaking pan often, until brown and beginning to pop, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, in saucepan, combine corn syrup, tahini, honey and oil; heat over medium heat, shaking pan often, until melted and smooth, about 6 minutes.
In large bowl, combine cherries, oats, quinoa flakes, coconut flakes, pepitas and toasted quinoa; stir in syrup mixture to coat evenly. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan, pressing firmly with bottom of greased measuring cup or greased spatula.
Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let cool completely on rack. Refrigerate until chocolate chips are set, about 30 minutes. Cut into bars. (Make ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.)
Falafel Plate With Tahini Dressing IMAGE Credits: Falafel Plate With Tahini Dressing IMAGE
This familiar sandwich turns into a salad by presenting the same components in a different manner. They can easily be stuffed into a pita for a meal on the go too.
Classic Brioche Credits: James Tse
This brunch treat is made by forming the dough in the traditional à tête style (individual buns with a smaller dough ball, called a "head," on top), so everyone gets a serving with the perfect mix of dark-golden exterior and soft, buttery interior. Serve with our Orange Cardamom Butter (link to recipe, below).
In stand mixer with paddle attachment, stir together 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, yeast and salt. Add hot water; beat on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to medium-low. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in 2 cups of the remaining flour.
Add butter, a few cubes at a time, beating until completely combined between additions. Gradually beat in 2 cups of the remaining flour to make soft sticky dough; cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 3 hours. (Make-ahead: Let rise in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
Gently deflate dough; cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or for up to 18 hours. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 2 weeks; thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours before continuing with recipe.)
Turn out dough onto lightly floured work surface. Using no more than 1/2 cup of the remaining flour to keep hands floured during shaping, gently knead dough into ball. Divide into quarters; divide each quarter into five equally sized pieces (each about 70 g) to yield 20 pieces total. Remove 1 tsp dough from each piece; roll into 20 small balls.
Shape 1 of the large dough pieces into ball, folding ends underneath and pinching at bottom; roll on work surface in circular motion, seam side down, into smooth ball. Repeat with remaining large dough pieces. Divide large dough balls among 20 well-greased brioche moulds or wells of muffin pan. Using scissors, cut deep X in top of each; nestle 1 small ball into each X. Cover with lightly floured tea towel. Let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Whisk egg yolks with 1 tsp water; brush over brioche.
Bake in 400°F oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until golden, 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool slightly in pans. Remove from pans; serve warm or let cool completely on rack. (Make-ahead: Let cool completely. Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours or freeze in resealable freezer bag for up to 1 week; thaw in bag at room temperature. Reheat in 325°F oven until warm, about 5 minutes.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For perfect, evenly sized brioche buns, be sure to weigh the dough balls with a kitchen scale.
Makes 20 brioche.