As a rule, turmeric works well with in Indian recipes. Here is a simple recipe for red lentil soup flavored with turmeric. Put a different spin on this soup by adding a cup of chopped fresh vegetables, a few handfuls of leafy greens such as spinach, or a cup of a cooked grain like rice or quinoa.tags: soups and stoups beans simmer more
Classic Italian meatballs get a boost of fat and flavor from grated Parmesan, while breadcrumbs make the texture fluffy. And who doesn’t love them? Juicy, plump, and aromatic, little parcels of ground meat bubbling away in a rich sauce are irresistible.
Although I’ve always associated meatballs with Italy, it turns out that people throughout the world have their own version of this savory delicacy. From Turkey to India to Sweden to Iran, you’ll find delicious variations, many of which use no bread or cheese.tags: appetizers dinner rice, grains and breads beef poultry braise simmer more
Mung beans make a great addition to your pantry, and here’s the main reason: they cook much faster than most other beans! Boil whole mung beans in water and they’re ready to eat in about 45 minutes. Split mung beans, which have the outer skin removed and are yellow, take only 20-30 minutes to cook. That means that you can throw a handful of grains like quinoa, rice, or rolled oats in with the beans, take your time chopping up vegetables like carrots, broccoli, and kale, and then throw them into the pot for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Voila, you have a flavorful, nutritionally balanced soup, and you probably had time for a glass of wine and a phone call, too.tags: soups and stoups beans simmer more
Wonderfully fresh and delightful recipes are found in Louisa Shafia's latest cookbook, The New Persian Kitchen. Beautiful colors, intense flavors and nutritious ingredients are found in all the dishes.tags: brunch dinner lunch fruit rice, grains and breads sauté boil simmer more
One of the best things about quinoa is its versatility. This recipe makes a perfect side dish, but add milk and sliced fruit and it becomes a hearty breakfast porridge, or toss it with vegetables and let it cool and you have a delicious grain salad. Soaking the walnuts helps to mellow their natural bitterness. -- Louisa Shafiatags: sides rice, grains and breads boil simmer more