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DROP IN DINNER: Quinoa Kitchari by Lee Dares

February 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Artisanal ghee maker Lee Dares of Lee’s Provisions returns to the Dep for a tasty Drop-In Dinner inspired by some of her favourite dishes encountered in her travels in India.

Come and warm up with a bowl of steaming hot kitchari, a vegetarian stew that is commonly eaten as part of an Ayurvedic regimen to promote good digestion and detoxification.

$1 from each bowl sold will be donated to 90/10, a new project in partnership with Elephant Family, an NGO who is working to help secure elephant corridors across Asia.

Quinoa Kitchari
Lee will be serving up her Quinoa Kitchari recipe which has a variety of root vegetables like sweet potato and turnip, seasoned with spices like cumin, cinnamon and cardamom warmed in ghee.

Red Fife Chapati
Indian flatbread made with Red Fife flour, brushed with Lee’s Chaga-Prash Herbal Jam

Massaged Black Kale Salad
Toasted almonds, persimmon and shaved Pecorino tossed in a simple olive oil and lemon juice dressing

Broiled Saffron Dates
$4 for 2

Buttered Maple Chai

Prix Fixe Menu – try everything for $20!

Lee Dares‘ interest in holistic food and sustainability began volunteering at organic farms across Canada and the US before taking up an internship in India volunteering at Navdanya Biodiversity Farm. Now, she compliments her experience with her studies at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto. Her ghee, Lee’s Provisions, can be found at markets and specialty stores across the city.

Every Friday The Depanneur is an ‘open mic’ night for culinary talent inTO, where we invite guest cooks, amatuer or professional, to come and make their favourite dishes.


February 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Depanneur


1033 College Street

Toronto, Ontario m6k 2b5 Canada
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