URMC / Wilmot Cancer Institute / Patients & Caregivers / Wellness Services / Cooking for Wellness / February 2016 February 2016 Roasted Beet and Pear Salad This salad is a tasty combination of beets and pears along with tangy feta cheese. Moroccan Pesto Three herbs are blended to create this emerald green sauce. Orange Pistachio Couscous The Moroccan spices and citrus dressing bring this whole grain dish to life, while the toasted nuts and dried fruit add texture. Featured Ingredient: Pulses “Pulses” is a term describing the edible seeds of several leguminous plants, such as dry beans, dry peas, lentils and chickpeas. Pulses are one of the cornerstones of plant-based diets, along with fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Moroccan Chickpea and Vegetable Soup This hearty and nutritious soup is perfect for a cold, wintery day.