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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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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.