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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
When we were first married I would never have considered serving a vegetarian meal. Times have changed and we lose the animal protein several times a week at dinner and my lunch is often meatless. Last night I made a simple meal of lentils and rice. This is a pretty common middle eastern dish that my late friend Sona, a family dish in her Armenian family, introduced me to many years ago. She made it with regular lentils, but I love little French lentils, or these recently discovered Black Beluga Lentils, from Shiloh Farms. One of the really nice things about lentils is that it is one of those fast cooking legumes. No lengthy soaking and cooking for these little gems. Slice and saute an onion, mine was a large one, in a little olive oil, Add cooked rice, I had some leftover Basmati rice, add lentils, salt and pepper, mix and serve with a green vegetable and a nice non fat Greek yogurt and you've got a simple, tasty meal.
I have been sewing since I was a teenager, mostly self taught. I sew for myself, with some some occasional sewing for my daughter. I love garment sewing and will only sew home dec if desperate. I love to cook and read and try to avoid cleaning as much as possible.