It is sooo cold! Like a lot of people we are enduring a major cold snap. All I have wanted to do for the last week is curl up in front of the fire, read and eat hot heavy food. Never mind salad, exercise or actually trying to think.
I have been craving lentils. Don’t know if it is the protein or the iron my body wants, but whatever it is, I have been fixated on lentils. There is nothing quite like lentil soup on a cold day. But I can’t live by soup alone, so decided to make a lentil and rice dish. It is a loosely Middle Eastern dish called Mujadara that is satisfying and extremely simple to make. (more…)
Posted in Beans, gluten-free food, Middle Eastern Food, plant based diet, rice, vegan, vegetarian, Whole Food Plant-Based nutrition
Tagged Arab cuisine, brown rice, Lentil, Mujaddara, Vegetarian cuisine
Here is a blog piece and the recipe written by my wonderful friend Kay Luckett. Kay is the former owner of Memorable Occasions, a catering and event production company in Los Angeles, CA. She did this for 20 years and her biggest thrill was catering for Julia Child in 1991 before she escaped from L.A. She now owns Get Organized, a business that organizes people and businesses in Prescott, AZ.
My friend Genene, who lives here in Prescott out by Thumb Butte, has a home that is a vegetarian paradise. The whole back yard was filled with huge containers of veggies that have grown all season and were just harvested. She and her husband, David, erected an amazing green house which they have filled with veggies that she says will grow most of the winter. These include green peppers, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes (both cherry and full size), herbs, marigolds, beets, and onions to name a few. (more…)