One Recipe, Many Ways

Recently, I wrote about an amazing lentil stew — one I’ve had a couple of times since then. The funny thing is that I haven’t made the recipe the same way twice. In fact, what I use isn’t so much a recipe as it is a suggestion.

The basics are simple: cook lentils in well-seasoned liquid much like you’d cook risotto — add about a quarter to half cup of liquid, let it absorb into the lentils, then add more. While it takes a bit longer to make lentils using this method, I like it because the lentils absorb a lot of flavor from the liquid instead of all that deliciousness getting poured down the drain with the cooking liquid. Continue reading “One Recipe, Many Ways”

Fast and Slow Carbs

If you ask anyone in my family, they will tell you that I love white food — as in rice and potatoes (and, back in the day, bread). I was, to put it mildly, a carb addict. And my waistline proved it. Even after I went gluten free, my love of carbs remained. In fact, I became even more defiant about my carb-loving stance!

As we all known, most gluten-free specialty products are filled with highly processed flours and sugars. And I have seen the light. Not only do I think these foods are a waste of money (spend judiciously, I beg you), but they are often a waste of nutrition. Yes, they’re a source of calories, but not much else. Continue reading “Fast and Slow Carbs”

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