Using pureed lentils in your favorite sweet dessert recipes is a great way to add protein and fiber, while reducing calories and the glycemic load. In baking recipes, swap out some of the butter or oil with pureed lentils. It adds moisture and richness, while cutting down on unhealthy fats. Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to make decadent Lentil and Avocado Brownies.

Go to Recipe Page: www.CIAprochef.com/lentils/LentilBrownie

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One of the Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus from The Culinary Institute of America’s Menus of Change initiative is to move nuts and pulses to the center of the plate. Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to make a delicious Spiced Lentil and Beet Burger. In place of traditional beef, she uses lentils to make a protein-packed vegetarian burger patty.

Go to Recipe: www.CIAprochef.com/lentils/LentilBurger

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Crispy, nutty popped lentils make for great snacks, are a delicious addition to granola, and are a tasty topping on salads, dips, and yogurt. Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to use popped lentils in a wonderful Burmese Tea Leaf and Popped Lentil Salad.

Go to Recipe: www.CIAprochef.com/lentils/BurmeseTealeafSalad

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The concept of “the protein flip” means shifting red meat to a supporting role, and blending animal and plant proteins to create more sustainable--and equally, if not more, delicious--menu options. Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America shows us “the protein flip” in action with this Lentil Bolognese. The beef and pancetta traditionally used in this recipe have been extended with the addition of lentils, the plant-based protein star of the dish.

Go to Recipe: www.CIAprochef.com/lentils/LentilBolognese

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Pureed lentils add richness, moisture, and nutritional benefits to many sweet and savory recipes. Swap out some of the butter for lentil puree in your favorite cookie recipe, or add pureed lentils to savory dishes, such as soups, meatloaf, burgers, or fresh-made pasta. Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to use lentil puree in Red Lentil and Spinach Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce.

Go to Recipe: www.CIAprochef.com/lentils/LentilGnocchi

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Lentil flour is a source of fiber and protein, and can be used to add texture, richness, and complexity to many recipes. Lentil flour can be used in baked goods such as muffins and pizza crusts, and in pasta. Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to use lentil flour to make a lentil pasta dough, which she tops with a Puttanesca sauce.

Go to Recipe: http://www.CIAprochef.com/lentils/LentilPastaPuttanesca 

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Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to capitalize on the popularity of high protein diets with a hummus bar or mezze platter at your operation. She makes a variety of lentil dip flavors and toppings, and serves them with pita, crostini, spice mixtures, oils, harissa, feta, olives, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, nuts, and falafel… and toppings like pickled lentils, and crispy roasted lentils. 

Go to Recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/lentils/LentilHummusBar/ 

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Lentils have a long history in Mediterranean food traditions, and Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to make a classic Mediterranean dish, falafel. Instead of using chickpeas, she uses lentils and serves the falafel with a lentil dip.

Go to Recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/lentils/LentilFalafel/ 

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Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to cross utilize a large batch of cooked lentils in various menu applications, from yogurt toppings, lentil burgers, lentil hummus, and lentil brownies. Any leftovers? Make this Lentil and Bulgur Pilaf with Yogurt, Carrots, Parsley and Fried Onions.

Go to Recipe: www.CIAprochef.com/lentils/lentilpilaf

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All About Lentils

Learn all about lentil basics from Chef Rebecca Peizer at The Culinary Institute of America, from lentil varieties, the difference between whole and split lentils, how to cook lentils, and how to store lentils.

Recipes at www.CIAprochef.com/lentils

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Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America prepares a flavorful gluten-free and vegetarian appetizer: Indian Spiced Cauliflower and White Bean Patties with Pickled Black Bean and Mango Chutney topped with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce. The dish has a wonderful combination of sweet, savory, spicy, tart, creamy and flavors.

Go to recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/IndianBeanPatties

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Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America prepares an Indian flatbread called paratha. She stuffs the paratha with red kidney beans and green onions and serves it with tomato chutney. Paratha is a common breakfast food in India and Pakistan, but makes for a great shared appetizer.  

Go to recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/Paratha

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Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America prepares a Lebanese bread salad called fattoush. For added protein and flavor, Chef Rebecca adds beans spiced with baharat to the recipe. Baharat means “spices” in Arabic, and is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, mint, black pepper, bay leaves, fennel, allspice, cloves, and mustard seeds.

Go to recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/Fattoush

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Jamaican Jerk Baked Beans

Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America prepares a delicious baked bean recipe with a twist. She flavors the baked with Jamaican jerk spices, including paprika, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne.

Go to recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/JamaicanJerkBakedBeans

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Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America prepares a flavor-packed Spanish white bean stew with smoked paprika and chorizo.

Go to recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/SpanishWhiteBeans

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Rich Landau, founder and head chef of Vedge Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA, prepares Potato Causa, a Peruvian cold potato salad, using roasted purple and gold potatoes. He flavors the pureed potatoes with aji amarillo and tops the causa with an avocado, tomato and chilie “ceviche.”

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/potatoes/videos/

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Rich Landau, founder and head chef of Vedge Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA, prepares potato "Scallops" topped with a Mediterranean sauce of capers and tomatoes. He uses waxy red potatoes to make the scallops, because they hold their shape through the searing process.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/potatoes/videos/

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Rich Landau, founder and head chef of Vedge Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA, prepares Potato Lo Mein using shaved Yukon Gold Potato “noodles” with sesame, soy sauce, chili and scallion.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/potatoes/videos/

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Foodservice operators, nutritionists and media convened at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone campus to learn about innovative ways to cook with potatoes.

Recipes at http://www.ciaprochef.com/potatoes/videos/

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Born in Flers, in southern Normandy, David Toutain is the grandson of farmers. At 20, he got a position at the Arpège restaurant just as Alain Passard was turning towards a vegetable-oriented cuisine. Within a year David became Alain Passard’s under head chef. He later went to Spain (Mugaritz), and New York (Corton). His son’s birth in 2010 brought him back in France. He joined the Agapé Substance, an avant-garde restaurant with fine cuisine made out of authentic fresh top quality produce. In January 2015, one year after opening Restaurant David Toutain, he received his first Michelin star and opened Identi-T next to his restaurant, a place to welcome groups and meetings.

Watch the full series at http://www.ciaprochef.com/wca/paris/

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