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Mujadara

In Main dish, Side dish on July 7, 2010 at 4:28 pm

mujadara meal

My dinner last night was mujadara served with plain yogurt, hummus and pita bread.  The smooth, cool sensations of the yogurt perfectly complimented the heat and of the mujadara.  I ate it with soy yogurt but I would really like to try this dish with thick Greek yogurt.

This is a very easy dish to make but not super quick; it took about 50 minutes from start to finish, including prep time.  I highly recommend cooking it on a day when you are not immediately hungry but don’t want to hover over a pot; just put it on the stove and do something else.  Read, clean, slouch at the computer and read blogs, whatever it is that you do for kicks.

The most important ingredients and the lentils, rice, and browned onions.  Make sure you really brown the long strips of onions!  The spices are a great way to customize the dish but are not the heart of the meal; don’t hesitate to cook this even if you only have salt in your spice cabinet. Sometimes simple is the way to go.

The ingredients and directions are after the jump…

mujadara

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Red Chile Asparagus and Quinoa

In Main dish on June 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Delicious and easy!

So it has been a few days since the last post- what a whirlwind!  Since I last posted, I have been to Pittsburgh and I found a fabulous apartment!  It is absolutely lovely and it makes me even more excited to begin grad school.  Unfortunately, I ended up getting a bit of a nasty cold and have been out of commission for a few days.  Never fear, I am all better and lots of cooking is about to commence!  I have major culinary plans for the next week.

Until then, here is a meal that I made last week when I was in a bit of a pinch.  It was quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious- my favorites!

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Super Easy Lentil & Hummus Wrap

In Beyond Easy, Lunch, Wrap on June 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm

lentil wrap wrapped

I absolutely love wraps- you can quickly stuff a ton of food in them and they just roll up into a clean and easily transported meal.  Perfect for work.

This super easy wrap consists of the following ingredients:

  • 1 whole grain, high fiber wrap
  • 1/4 cup of canned lentils
  • Red peppers, chopped
  • Salad herb blend (parsley, red onion, chives, shallots, garlic, dill)
  • Hummus

I also recommend putting spinach on it.

Black Bean and Mango Wrap

In Lunch, Wrap on June 1, 2010 at 11:55 pm

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Sorry for the lame title, folks, I am exhausted and incredibly uncreative at this moment (long day at work followed by a long workout).

The title of this entry pretty much says it all about the food: this recipe contains black beans and mangos in a wrap!  I am telling you, though, this wrap is absolutely phenomenal and super easy.  Perfect for summer!  I had it for lunch yesterday and wanted seconds and thirds.  I might make this wrap for lunch tomorrow, too.

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Fiery Seitan Fajitas

In Main dish on May 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Seitan Fajita

Our dinner last night consisted of these bad boys.  I put so much chipotle chili powder in them that my eyes burned while cooking them!  My goal is to one day making something so spicy Josh won’t eat it… I have a ways to go, because he devoured two fajitas and the leftovers that were in the pan.

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Basil Whole Wheat Pizza

In Main dish on May 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Pizza

Confession of a foodie: A mere two years ago, I was such a food n00b that I was shocked to learn that people could make pizza at home!  When someone suggested making their own pizza, I thought it was impossible because pizzas were clearly produced by a gigantic and magical pizza machine that we obviously lacked.  How were we supposed to create the same greasy monstrosity that Papa Johns pumped out of their pizza machines?

SHOCKINGANSWER:  People make their own pizzas all the time and they do not have to be loaded with grease and fat.

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