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National Lentil Festival celebrates 30 years with these three recipes

Roasted Lemon Chickpea Salad, Triple Lentil Bites and XXX are on the menu for this year’s cooking demo stage.


FDA investigating possible link between grain-free dog food and heart disease

Dog food containing potatoes, chickpeas, lentils and other legumes as main ingredients – often marketed as “grain-free” to appeal to health-conscious pet owners who are willing to pay a premium …


India tariffs squeeze out U.S. pulse imports

Pulses such as peas, lentils and chickpeas are a staple of the Indian diet, found in flavorful dishes such as daal and chana masala. “Traditionally, India was our largest overseas …


Next big thing in pulse research: peas that grow beneath winter snow

One of the most promising advancements in pulse research is the development of autumn-sown peas, which are planted before the year’s first snowfall and can produce drastically greater yields than …


Chickpeas, lentils and other ‘pulses’ are having a renaissance moment – and it’s a boon for Northwest farmers

Pulses are a class of legumes that include lentils, chickpeas, dry peas and dry beans. They’re popping up in grocery stores in a variety of familiar products and new inventions, …


Lentil fest wins awards

The 2017 National Lentil Festival received six awards at this year’s Washington Festivals and Events Association conference.


National Lentil Festival announces cook-off finalists

The top five will compete for a $2,000 grand prize.


Dinner Together: Belly-warming curry satisfies on crisp autumn nights

The Lentil, Chard and Sweet Potato Curry recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free, and it can be vegan if you use a yogurt alternative or leave it out.


Get your lentil on before the festival commences

This weekend’s 28th annual National Lentil Festival celebrates these lovely little legumes.


Dinner Together: Vegan tacos don’t have to be full of beans

Taco night is a great way to feed the family or a crowd without too much fuss. Here’s another filling that will help take your vegan and vegetarian offerings beyond …


Dinner Together: Citrus adds splash to lentil soup

There’s no better way to chase away the winter gray or nurse a nagging cold than with a pot of homemade soup. Chicken noodle is always a great go-to remedy, …


Lentils for more than just soups, stews

Growing up, we ate lentils galore. Packed with protein, fiber and folate, they’re hearty, stick-to-your-ribs ingredients, popularized in America by 1971’s “Diet for a Small Planet.” Mom – well-meaning, health-conscious …


Seasonal Kitchen: Chickpeas prove a hearty substitute for meat

When it comes to seasonal produce and ingredients, the months of late winter and early spring are sparse. This presents the perfect opportunity to comb through the pantry and use …


Farm bill program putting healthy food on school menus

At Cheney High School, students hardly realized hummus had been added to the menu. Its stealthy label is “veggie dip.” “Wait: Is that the sort of white stuff they serve …


Funding for ‘pulse crops’ program included in Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – Federal money for a program aimed at increasing bean, lentil and chickpea consumption has made it into the compromise version of the farm bill now working its way …


Valleyford’s Franks wins lentil cook-off

The winning recipe from this month’s lentil cook-off in Pullman – submitted by a Valleyford resident – mixes crimson lentils with honey, almonds, coconut and more sweet and hearty ingredients …


Chickpeas and lentils may get farm bill boost

Jim Thompson, of Farmington, Wash., has raised peas and lentils for more than 20 years and has seen an increase in worldwide demand for both in the last decade. “Thanks …


Amid Farm Bill cuts, chickpeas and lentils may get a boost

WASHINGTON - Jim Thompson of Farmington has raised peas and lentils for more than 20 years and has seen an increase in worldwide demand for both in the last decade. …


Dinner in Minutes: Seasonings add zing to meatloaf, lentils

Turkey meatloaf, well-seasoned and served with a tomato-mushroom sauce, makes a delicious entree. When buying the meat, make sure the package says ground white-meat turkey, not just ground turkey, which …


Latah County seeks federal disaster aid

Latah County has been added to a list of local Idaho governments requesting federal aid for thousands of acres of farmland swamped by adverse spring weather. County commissioners signed a …


Colfax-based Joseph’s Grainery now selling Palouse-grown grains, lentils across region

If the Myers family of Colfax had a family crest, Bill Myers says the inscription would read, “There’s got to be a better way.” The fifth-generation farmer is only half-joking …


Best of lentil festival cook-off combines peppers, cheese, bacon

The winning recipe from the 2010 Legendary Lentil Cook-off is a tartlet that showcases lentils, vegetables, herbs, cheese and bacon in mini phyllo shells. Linda Rohr, of Darien, Conn., took …


Fresh Sheet: Tartlet takes home top prize in lentil event

The recipe for a little appetizer tartlet was the winner of the 2010 National Lentil Festival’s Legendary Lentil Cook-Off in Pullman last month. Tasters chose the Lovely Little Lentil Tartlets …


Show a little lentil love at national event in Pullman

Do you consider the phrase “lentil culinary delights” an oxymoron? Give the devoted legume lovers of Pullman a chance to win you over starting Friday at the 22nd annual National …


Frugal cooks can use lentils, too

Most people know beans are a frugal cook’s best friend. They are inexpensive, nutritious and filling. But many people may not realize – perhaps because so few Americans eat them …


2009 Lentil Cook-off adds reward for those with no taste

There will be a new prize category in the recipe contest at the 2009 Lentil Festival in Pullman. It seems some people are afraid to taste the entries in the …