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Braised Cauliflower and Puy Lentil Tabouleh

braised cauliflower and puy lentils tabouleh

braised cauliflower and puy lentil tabouleh

Calling all vegetarians and vegans out there. This is an AMAZING tabouleh which I have made twice already in the last couple of weeks. Packed full of wholesome ingredients and really bursting with flavour. I know it might sound like a bit of a faff, by looking at all the ingredients, but it is so much worth it. Don’t be scared and have a go. You won’t regret it. It comes from the vegan recipe book Peace and Parsnips  by Lee Watson. I will have to check out his other recipes, considering how good this one is. If you want to cook something healthy today or vary your salads repertoire look no further. Continue reading ‘Braised Cauliflower and Puy Lentil Tabouleh’

Il mafè. Manzo stufato in salsa di arachidi. Il Senegal in cucina

20150105_200122Dopo tutti i piatti vegetariani di Lucina, io faccio la cattiva ragazza e vi posto questo stufato delizioso che viene dal Senegal. So poco di cucina africana ma chissà quanti profumi che ci perdiamo! Alcuni amici dei miei figli hanno cucinato per noi qualche volta e mi hanno lasciato una grande curiosità.

Questa è una ricetta di una signora senegalese, Mansata, che fa parte di M’AMA FOOD, un progetto della cooperativa Farsi prossimo , un catering tutto speciale gestito da donne per lo più straniere che cucinano i cibi delle loro terre lontane. Ho preso la ricetta dal giornalino della Coop. Continue reading ‘Il mafè. Manzo stufato in salsa di arachidi. Il Senegal in cucina’

Red lentils dal

red lentils dal

Nothing for ten days and then two recipes all at once? What’s going on? Well….why not, eh? I like living on the edge, me! Seriously, the reason for my absence was simply that I have not been in residence. Like previous years I went to spend a few days in Edinburgh for the fringe festival. Brill! While I was there I met up with my youngest son Tom and , as it’s often the case, we ended up talking about food. Like mother, like son…He loves cooking too and this dal recipe is one of his favourites. So much so that apparently he “inflicts” it on his girlfriend at least once a week (I’m sure she is getting a bit fed up by now, good though it is!).! Anyway, dal is a very common Indian dish made with pulses. This simple but flavoursome version is based on red lentils. What I like about this recipe is that it’s very straightforward and can be used as a base. You can try adding other vegetables to it such as chick peas, potatoes, cauliflower, spinach, tomatoes etc.. I have seen many variations on the internet. Served with the naan bread I have just blogged works really well! :-) Continue reading ‘Red lentils dal’