One of the wonderful co-hosts of I Heart Cooking Clubs recently suffered a heart-wrenching loss with the passing of her mother. If you're familiar with the cooking group, you'll know that each week we cook a dish with a particular theme from a featured chef. Party fare with Jacques Pépin was on the original schedule but we've been asked instead to offer up a dish of comfort from any of the featured chefs in honour of Deb. Gladly.
I remember reading once on Deb's blog how concerned her mother was about her health and well being when she decided to change the way she ate, eliminating red meat and poultry among other things from her diet. So I made something that was packed with nutrients (and included a complete protein) so her mum would be reassured she was eating well, and featured Deb's favourite fish and some flavours I know she likes: Diana Henry's Salmon on Lentils with Herb Relish, from the book Plenty.
A dish to nourish the body while the heart heals. This one's for you Deb, and your lovely mother.