Chef Gabe Kennedy’s ‘Live Below the Line’ Recipe: Garam Masala Lentils and Poached Egg

May 6, 2015
Originally published in: Lifescript
Written by Kristyn Burtt, Lifescript Entertainment Editor

Chef Gabe Kennedy creates fancy meals at elite restaurants but he’s also drawing attention to those communities who live below the poverty line. Find out how to make a nutritious meal for 53 cents a serving…

Many television viewers know Chef Gabe Kennedy as the Season 3 winner of ‘The Taste.’ After his win, he wanted to give back by becoming an ambassador to Concern Worldwide. The charity’s mission is to “help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last and spread without ongoing support from Concern.”

One of the programs Kennedy participated in was the ‘Live Below the Line’ campaign. It forces participants to sustain themselves on $1.50 at day, the extreme poverty line established by the World Bank.

An affordable and nutritious recipe

The chef took a unique approach to the challenge by using his experience from a recent trip to Haiti as the theme for his week. He had given cooking demonstrations while in Port-au-Prince and Saut d’Eau, so he took the opportunity to create affordable meals featuring the Haitian cuisine.

Lifescript will be featuring his recipes over the next few months. The first dish is Garam Masala Lentils and Poached Egg. Garam Masala is a blend of spices commonly used in North Indian and South Asian dishes. The recipe requires only eight ingredients and it will feed a family of four at only 53-cents per serving.