Archive for the 'Beans & Lentils' Category

Being a Mung’s Friend

This recipe for mung bean soup is good by the standards of Ayurvedic medicine. Soaked overnight, rinsed and cooked for an hour and a half until it descended to more cream than bean. I had most of the ingredients, although come to think of it I don’t know how much dried bean I used. (Used [...]

Sweet and Heat Veggies

Hot red pepper sauce added at the end to the boiled mix of carrot, celery, brussels sprouts and green bell pepper. The turnip I fried quickly in vegan shortening. (Mixing up the fat types changes the flavour base.) It was sprinkled with dried tarragon. Whole wheat bread at the back. The rice/quinoa/lentil mix is a [...]

With Mush-roomy for More

Rather than plating food to table, central serving bowls of the curried veggies, slaw and lentils. Red lentil cooked with mushroom bouillon cube and half a dozen chopped brown mushrooms. Topped with the chickpea snack for some crunch against the soft. That’s another successful version of lentils. A variation of what I did before of [...]

Comfort Foods

Plain veggies steamed – carrots, cauliflower and red bell pepper. Red lentils cooked with an onion bouillon cube, a quarter cup of tomato sauce, and tandori marsala and curry. At the end a pinch of sugar and a dribble of apple cider vinegar. Towards the right back arborio rice cooked much the same as the [...]

Green Tomato Sauce, Cannelloni and Lentils

The fridge is getting empty, but there’s the freezer. Our crop of green tomatoes. for an Italian green tomato sauce, I added 3 cloves of sliced garlic to the cast iron pan with a little olive oil and the tomatoes to thaw and cook down, mashing it from time to time and adding a pour [...]

For the Grain

Couldn’t resist the light. The green in the background is black kale boiled with a minced clove of garlic and a few drops of hot pepper oil. In the front, a lentil dish and a quinoa dish. A variation of sweet and sour lentils (p. 86) was a big hit. Takes about 30 minutes. cook: [...]

Carleton Tavern

My favorite things around: hubbykins and The Carleton Tavern’s tabouli and hummus. The owners are Lebanese so they do it right. The tabouli is fresh and has mint. The hummus is smooth and a little garlicky. The pita is fresh too.