Lentils: They can be frugal or fabulous. We grew up with the frugal version: brown lentil stew on meatless days. Friend and cookbook author Triset De Fonseka uses red lentils in her Sri Lankan dals. I’ve enjoyed the fabulous, too, like pan roasted salmon on a bed of black/beluga lentils. Out of all the lentil recipes that folks make, though, lentil soup is at the … Continue reading Two Way Lentil Soup: Vegan or Not
Have you heard of aquafaba which means “bean water?” Did you know you can take the liquid from a can of chickpeas and whip it up to amazing volume, just like real whipped cream? Here’s how to do it! Today Matt Swaim from the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio chatted about chickpeas. This ancient legumes a common bean during Bible days. They were grown in … Continue reading Vegan Whipped Cream
Thanks to Gary and Pat A., listeners to our Sonrise Morning Show for asking about a recipe for asparagus that I talked about with “red sauce”. I think what they are referring to is the recipe with asparagus and roasted peppers (red, yellow, orange, whatever….). So here it is and I hope this is what Gary and Pat want! I’m also including the other recipes … Continue reading More Yummy Asparagus Recipes w Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula and More!
As many of you know, Thursdays are my day to chat with Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio. Today, we talked about “slow cooking” and how that kind of cooking was done during Bible days. Slow cooking/cookers have Biblical roots! (Well, sort of) We are all cooking more it seems and with the kids back in school, many virtually, we’re … Continue reading Slow Cookers Go Way Back to Bible Days
Today, as usual, Matt Swaim and I had our Thursday morning chat on the Sonrise Morning Show. The subject was peas. I’m growing peas and love them. PEAS Beans are mentioned in the Bible, and Biblical scholars believe peas were included, as well, since they are part of the pulse/legume family and were eaten during Bible times. 2 SAMUEL 27:28: They brought him and those who … Continue reading Pass the Peas (7 Layer Salad w Peas) Please!
What a difference a week makes. Last week we were concerned about corona virus but not overly so. Now we’re “sheltering in place,” a term you’ve heard many times since then. I was at the grocery and not surprised to see lean or empty shelves. No doubt we’re all experiencing a scary time. It’s the unknown that’s so unsettling. So what do we do … Continue reading Comforting Food for Troubled Times
Today chatting with Matt Swaim on the Sunrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio it was all about olive oil. Here’s some interesting Biblical and current facts about this healthy oil. And, of course, a fun and yummy recipe for game day. Olive Oil Exodus 27:20 Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning … Continue reading All About Olive Oil and Layered Nachos for Super Bowl
I can tell by gazing out my kitchen window that winter has arrived on my little patch of heaven. I can see the East Fork river through the bare trees on the hill. Today the sun is throwing sparkling patches of light on the water. It puts me in the mood for a big pot of turkey lentil chili. I have Eastside reader Mary Ann … Continue reading Turkey Lentil Chili – 4 Ways to Cook It