The Edmonds Cookery Book has been a New Zealand institution for four generations. My mother, my grandmother and my great grandmother before me all used this recipe book that has remained in New Zealand kitchens as a timeless classic and surely one of the most successful branding exercises in NZ history! (Edmonds, for those who are non-NewZealanders is a baking brand, originally comprising baking powder only but now a large number of baking products.) Gone are the days when a couple announcing their engagement received their free copy, but we still buy this cookbook in droves making it the best selling book ever published in New Zealand.
Finally April! The beginning of a new season and warmer days. After a long time off, for celebrating Easter in Åre, and a nasty cold that I got just before the journey, I’m now charged with new energy and longing for the barbecue season!
Today’s recipe is a refreshing early spring beluga lentil salad with kale and pomegranate served with lemon-tahini dressing. This is a great vegan and gluten-free midweek dinner recipe. Packed with proteins, healthy fats and vitamins you really want in your diet after all winter and early spring holidays. This lentil salad is just perfect for a Meatless Monday!