Archive for April 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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