I wanted to make something with lentils, indianish, but not so spicy. I took some veggies and spices, and mixed them up. It ended up being super delicious (then again, I do love potatoes). Once I upload it, I'll add a photo.
Start a pot of water boiling with about 1 - 1 & 1/2 Cups lentils (brown, but other types would probably work too) and get these cooking.
Peel 2 potatoes, medium sized (one would probably work just as well, but I love potatoes), cut these into cubes
Cut up some cauliflower into chunks
About a cup of cut up cabbage
1/2 cup diced onions
Start these frying in some olive oil in a frying pan. Make sure you put a lid on it so that it can steam and cook. Stir occasionally Once the lentils are done, mix them in with the rest. Then add the following spices:
2 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp crushed red pepper (add more if you like spiciness)
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tbsp salt (then salt to taste)
Mix it well, it should be a slight yellow color from the turmeric. Add a little more olive oil, to help all the flavors mix. Finish frying it up, and serve.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Sorry that there's been no cooking posts for a while, I have good excuses! I've been preparing for/traveling to China/Japan for the past 3 weeks and then trying to get back into the swing of things here. Also, I got engaged in Tokyo with my boyfriend of 2 1/2 years. Now I have a wedding to plan, so maybe there will be some posts about trying to find vegan/vegetarian catering. Also, I'll try to post something about eating vegetarian abroad. I'm also trying to change career paths (nursing to translation), which has been stressful/ time consuming in research. But I do have a vegan baking to do on Wednesday, so I'll need to tests some recipes for that. I'm thinking either nut brittle or fudge (with marshmallows!). Until later!