jan 05, 2016
Red Lentil Soup with Ginger
easy • healthy • quick • soup • vegetarian
After visiting a newly opened Indian store I was inspired by rows and rows of lentils they have for sale and endless spices where many of them were new to me. It was incredible to learn and see in one place how many varieties of lentils exist. The quick lentil soup I usually make is not vegetarian (it contains a bouillon cube and bacon that makes it similar to pea soup ).
apr 24, 2015
easy • quick • salad
After Orthodox Easter gluttony with Kulichi and Paskha , my body is longing for something light and fresh, like this quick and simple turnip salad. It seems that turnips are ignored as food by many because I often find them wilting on store shelves. People seem to under appreciate this milder alternative to more pungent red radishes that are the same Cruciferae plant family.
may 08, 2012
Health Nut's Raw Vegetable Relish
appetizer • healthy
Consuming sinful Parisian pastries on my latest trip drew my mind to healthier things - fresh vegetables, spring herbs, vitamins, the stuff of life. Today's recipe is for an ultra healthy relish of carrots, tomatoes, peppers and rhubarb marinated cold in the juice of one whole lemon and a few other flavors. This spicy, zesty and crunchy concoction is chock full of vitamins that will ward off any lurking cold.