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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Lebanon Meets Regina

I'm in love with my latest Regina purchase (and you are probably getting tired of reading Regina stories all week).

The cookbook not only has unique recipes, but as part of the recipes tells a lot of the history of the province.

The first recipe I chose - Chickpeas With Spinach - talked about how homesteaders from Lebanon grew seeds for their traditional food in Saskatchewan. Thanks to them, nowadays, chickpeas and coriander are both grown on a large scale in Saskatchewan.

Cook 1 chopped onion and 4 cloves garlic in 2 Tbsp oil.

Add 4 cups of chopped spinach (in Lebanon they probably used chard).

Add 0.5 cup chopped coriander leaves, 2 cups cooked chickpeas and a large can of tomatoes. Season and simmer for 20 minutes.

Excellent dish. Next is Saskatchewan's Irish decendants' Colcannon - stay tuned.

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