Grapefruit Brulee

“Grapefruit sweetenes under the broiler, creating the perfect healthy dessert. Topped with some honey and cinnamon, you can’t go wrong!” – Sarah Scheutz, RD

Broiled Grapefruit
credit: The People Picture Company

Grapefruit Brulee

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 11 minutes

Yield: 1 grapefruit

Serving Size: 1 grapefruit

Ingredients

  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Slice grapefruit into halves and slice sections leaving inside skin.
  2. Drizzle 1 Tbsp of honey over grapefruit flesh.
  3. Place on a cookie sheet under broiler for 4-6 minutes on top rack watching closely. Flesh should be browned but not burned.
  4. Remove from oven and drizzle with cinnamon. Enjoy!
http://aroundtheplate.org/grapefruit-brulee/

Better for You Spaghetti Sauce

“You will wow your dinner tablemates with this sauce. Take a plain jane jar of pasta sauce to a whole new level by just adding a couple of fresh ingredients to the mix.” – Sarah Schuetz, RD

Better for You Spaghetti Sauce
credit: The People Picture Company

Better for You Spaghetti Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in heavy skillet over medium until warm, add garlic and onion. Saute until onions soften, being careful not to burn the garlic.
  2. Add fresh basil, Bell pepper, and tomatoes. Cook for ~5-10 minutes or until vegetables soften.
  3. Stir in jar of pasta and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Test taste and add salt, pepper, sugar, and cayenne pepper to taste.
  4. Serve over fresh zucchini noodles or whole grain pasta and top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
http://aroundtheplate.org/better-for-you-spaghetti-sauce/

Kitchen Essentials You Might Need for this Recipe:

12″ Cast Iron Skillet from thePlate Boutique

 

Garject Lite from thePlate Boutique

 

Microplane Herb Mill from thePlate Boutique

Coconut Lentil “Fudge”

“Most snacks are loaded with simple carbohydrates and LOTS of sugar. Revamp your mid-afternoon snack with this sweet treat and ditch the simple! Instead, satisfy that sweet tooth in a nourishing way with some Coconut Lentil Fudge!” – Kati Mora, MS, RD

Lentil Fudge
credit: Canadian Lentils

Coconut Lentil “Fudge”

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • ½ cup toasted sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup cooked green or red lentils, or canned lentils drained & rinsed
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
http://aroundtheplate.org/coconut-lentil-fudge/

For the full recipe and instructions, please visit the Lentils.ca website!

Disclaimer/Disclosure: This recipe was shared with us by the Crave Public Relations team on behalf of the Canadian Lentils organization. We have not tested this recipe out in the AtP kitchen, but hope it will inspire our readers to try something new. For a full explanation of our disclaimer/disclosure information, please visit our legal page

Quinoa Lentil Salad Wraps

“These easy to prepare wraps are perfect for busy workdays or action packed weekends. Simply make the night before and you’ll banish all your excuses for not having time for a nourishing lunch.” – Kati Mora, MS, RD

Lentil Salad Wraps
credit: Canadian Lentils

Quinoa Lentil Salad Wraps

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cook according to package directions
  • 1 cup cooked green, or French green lentils, or canned lentils, drained & rinsed
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ head small radicchio, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced
  • 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp whole grain mustard
  • ½ head iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
http://aroundtheplate.org/quinoa-lentil-salad-wraps/

For the full recipe and instructions, please visit the Lentils.ca website!

Disclaimer/Disclosure: This recipe was shared with us by the Crave Public Relations team on behalf of the Canadian Lentils organization. We have not tested this recipe out in the AtP kitchen, but hope it will inspire our readers to try something new. For a full explanation of our disclaimer/disclosure information, please visit our legal page

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Curry

“Need a meatless Monday meal idea? This black bean and sweet potato curry is so delicious, you might just consider going meat free every meal. The “secret” ingredient – our Spice Society Curry Powder. SO flavorful!” – Kati Mora, MS, RD

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Curry

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Curry

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp ginger, freshly grated
  • 1/2 Tbsp Curry Powder (we recommend Spice Society spices)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can coconut milk, shaken well
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 jalepeno pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a deep skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion, ginger and curry powder to the pan. Heat until onions are translucent or for approximately 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the sweet potato, black beans and coconut milk to the pan. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the jalepeno, garlic, and tomatoes. Heat for approximately 2-3 more minutes, or until ingredients are heated through.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve over a bed of brown rice, quinoa, or whole grain pasta.
http://aroundtheplate.org/black-bean-sweet-potato-curry/

 

Kitchen Essentials You Might Need for this Recipe: 

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Curry Powder available in store at our Mt. Pleasant, MI thePlate Boutique location!

Garject Lite from thePlate Boutique

 

GripEZ Handy Flat Grater from thePlate Boutique