Lentils are a type of legume

In the pantry: Lentils

Given the high protein and fibre content in these legumes, lentils are often a core staple to any vegetarian’s diet. It can be stewed, boiled, or eaten cold mixed in with a salad. In certain cuisines it’s also used for desserts. It is believed these nutritionally good-for-you seeds originate from a plant grown in Asia. But it’s not only used by the Chinese, people in … Continue reading In the pantry: Lentils

Garam masala spice mix

In the pantry: Garam masala

This is a common blend of spice used in Indian cooking, especially North Indian. Usually made up of spices including black pepper, cardamom, cumin, and nutmeg, garam masala can contain up to 12 spices. It is is an all-purpose spice blend that adds a warm and sweet flavour to chicken, lamb, fish, rice, or bread, and is often added to a dish towards the end … Continue reading In the pantry: Garam masala