Howdy all! Actual fast, earlier than I put some other phrases down, the very very first thing I have to say is its so good to be again right here and to have you ever all right here with me. I’ve been sitting on this recipe and the photographs of this submit for weeks, as we moved the location round to accommodate the brand new house I discover myself current in – and with that the brand new locations I’d prefer to go right here. It’s been a wild journey this yr for me, one which has carried with it nice development, and one which undoubtedly has required greater than my share of grit and religion within the rewards of arduous work, and belief in oneself and the superb individuals I’m fortunate to name pals (amongst different issues). With that I welcome you formally to this new stunning design, this pretty clear new perspective, and as my mother jogged my memory simply this previous weekend, a reasonably well timed and releasing new moon in Sagittarius.
With the break I’ve had from posting, it was arduous to know or plan simply what to say, or the right way to share all that has been taking place right here, so I’m going to easily welcome you again right here with an important new recipe and a heat welcome for becoming a member of me once more. You’ll discover a new look, and a newly added pantry web page for these new to the weblog, or for these of you who’ve requested in passing for a device to assist with these grocery outlets.
Within the spirit of motion and progressing ahead, I’ve additionally spent a while modifying older posts, and in some instances, modifying or deleting those who I really feel not signify the place I’m really at. It was an inside debate on whether or not to go this far, nevertheless it felt proper to let components of the previous go and look in direction of creating one thing even higher, extra stunning, and in the end, a extra correct portrayal of the place I am at at this time at a soul degree – more energizing, cleaner, and extra current. The running a blog course of for a lot of generally is a big leap – and there’s no query the early days of anybody’s running a blog journey are instances of discovery. I hope to deliver again among the authentic recipes I shared by the course of the approaching months in a more moderen, more energizing method – so keep tuned for that and by all means, in case you have a favorite recipe you’ll be able to not discover, please let me know – I’ll fortunately ship it to you.
Till then, let’s get to this new recipe – and to information of my new firm. For an additional have a look at simply what I’ve been as much as (with good pals), learn up right here – or hear right here. No matter you do, be sure to attempt this tremendous easy recipe for a lot of heat, scrumptious, and hearty meals – all with the benefit and comfort of utilizing (and washing) one easy pot. My shut girlfriend (and enterprise accomplice) made me a model of this dish one night time on our journey to the farm, and since then I’ve tried and loved quite a lot of new style themes with this straightforward thought of lentils & rice. Combine it up, change it up, add or delete greens or spices as you want, and revel in.
I’m so trying ahead to this brand-new clean canvas and a brand new option to re-connect. How I’ve missed you all. xo
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1-3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium/massive yellow onion, chopped
- 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tbsp recent ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1 cup inexperienced lentils
- 1 tsp salt
- 4-5 medium carrots, peeled if desired
- 1 tbsp olive oil for roasting
Cilantro Cashew Dressing:
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups recent cilantro (about 1 bunch)
- 1 recent scallion
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup cashews
- 1/2 recent jalapeño
For every bowl to garnish:
- minced or sliced crimson onion
- a handful of recent greens (pea shoots, spinach)
- 1/4 cup roasted carrots
- 1/4 to 1/2 avocado
- Cilantro Cashew Dressing to style
To start out, warmth the pot in medium and when scorching, add the cumin seeds to the dry pot and prepare dinner, stirring for 45-60 seconds, till the seeds begin to change into aromatic – being cautious to not burn them. As soon as prepared, take away them from the pot right into a bowl and put aside.
Warmth the olive oil within the heat pot and add the chopped onion and salt. Prepare dinner, on medium, for 8-10 minutes or till the onion turns into translucent. Subsequent, add the remaining dry spices and grated ginger to the pot and prepare dinner an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring recurrently till the spices change into aromatic (once more, being cautious to not overcook and burn). Add the chopped tomato and prepare dinner an additional 2-3 minutes. Subsequent, add the lentils, brown rice, extra salt, broth, toasted cumin seeds and water to the pot and stir effectively till completely combined collectively. Carry the combination to a boil and prepare dinner, lined, on medium warmth for 45 minutes, stirring right here and there to make sure even cooking. Be happy so as to add extra water if the combination turns into too dry too shortly, a bit at a time to realize a mix that isn’t too liquid-heavy.
Whereas the combination is on the range, warmth the oven to 400 levels and wash and slice your carrots (I had the pleasure of utilizing from-the-farm-garden carrots I introduced residence that also had Saskatchewan grime on them). Toss within the olive oil (and add a bit pinch of salt in the event you like) and roast within the oven for 35-40 minutes or so, turning them a few times to make sure even browning. As soon as prepared, take away from the oven and put aside till prepared to make use of.
To arrange for serving, prep the greens so they’re able to go. Finely chop the crimson onion, and wash and tear the greens if required. Lastly, throw all the dressing components collectively right into a blender and mix till completely clean and creamy. Put aside in a clear jar till prepared.
Serve every bowl full of a cup or two of the piping scorching lentils and rice combination — prime with dressing as desired, roasted carrots, onions, greens and avocado. One pot eating by no means cooked, or tasted, so good.
Stored within the fridge, this dish will solely enhance in flavour and in texture all through the week, and can hold in a sealed container for 6-7 days no drawback. Merely re-heat in a wok or pan and add veggies of your selection and your leftover dressing.