Lentil chili with pickled cucumbers and yogurt sauce

I’ve got another recipe for you from Nina Olsson’s book Bowls of Goodness. In my last post about her book, I had some comments about how her recipe amounts were a little off. For this recipe, the amounts are actually perfect. I also had a comment about how a few of the ingredients were difficult… Continue reading Lentil chili with pickled cucumbers and yogurt sauce

Lentil and swiss chard stew with lemon parsley sauce

As I’ve mentioned before, I love lentils. I find them extremely hearty and comforting. I’ve also recently discovered that I love a green sauce. Parsley or cilantro (or both!), olive oil, something acidic, – blend it all together and it takes a dish seriously up a notch! So put lentils with a green sauce and… Continue reading Lentil and swiss chard stew with lemon parsley sauce

Pumpkin and split peas with camphor basil (Lau Dal)

This spring, my lovely Mother bought me an excellent cook book, Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Sahni. I’ve been wanting to learn how to cook Indian food for a while, but needed a book that explained the ingredients, techniques and cookware. This book is all of those things! I’ve been cooking my way… Continue reading Pumpkin and split peas with camphor basil (Lau Dal)