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Agretti, the wildly delicious & nutritious weed and how to prepare it

Agretti or Monk’s Beard, is a wildly delicious and nutritious weed that grows in Italian marshlands and the mediterranean basin. Once used to make soap and glass, it’s now cultivated for culinary purposes. It’s tangy and a bit sour when eaten raw and has a delicate flavour reminscent of spinach when cooked. It’s highly nutritious, rivaling many of the dark leafy greens and makes a great addition to your spring time meal repertoire. Read on to learn more about this wildly delicious and nutritious weed and how to prepare it, with a bonus recipe at the end for Agretti with Sundried Tomatoes & Quinoa Spaghetti.

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Sunchoke, Leek & Potato Soup + A Primer On Dietary Fiber

This creamy sunchoke, leek and potato soup is rich in flavour, deliciously satisfying and satiating yet light. It makes a perfect winter warmer any night of the week as the main course accompanied by crusty bread or as a starter to a more elaborate meal, especially for the holidays, as you can double, triple or quadruple the recipe to feed a crowd without much thought, it's really forgiving.

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Lebanese Lentil Soup with Lemon, Chard & Potatoes

Adas bi hamoud is a traditional Lebanese lentil (adas) soup that is made with chard, potatoes and lots of lemon (aka hamoud). It can be made brothy like a soup or dense like a stew. For a more dense version, increase the amount of lentils to half a cup. Otherwise, follow the recipe below for a brothy soup version. Either way, you get a nutritious, delicious and satisfying meal for lunch or dinner any day of the week.

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Sumac Roasted Carrot & Cannellini Bean Spread

This spread is perfect for a picnic, on your favourite sanwich or served with crackers and crudités. It's a wonderful appetizer, makes a great addition to the buffet table at a party and a wonderful picnic companion. It's loaded with the goodness of roasted heirloom carrots, creamy cannellini beans and deliciously tangy and sumac spice. It's so good you'll want to spread it on everything.

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