Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew – Savory, Sweet & Spicy

Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew with Meyer Lemon Yogurt Sauce

There’s an unusually synchronistic backstory behind today’s Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew. It begins with a yoga teacher training assignment to choose three words to describe how I want to feel when I practice and share yoga. My three words have the acronym SAJ. Continue reading

Happy New Year to Friends Far & Near

Happy New Year to Friends Far and Near Wishing you a Healthy, Prosperous, Delicious and Happy New Year!

♥ May love increase, may cares all cease and all the world rejoice in peace ♥

Good Fortune & Good Health Just May Go Hand-in-Hand
Choose the foods you eat in and around the New Year wisely, as they set the sail for the year to come Continue reading

Farro Beet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Hazelnuts

Farro Beet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Hazelnuts Farro Beet Salad  — Crisp, Crunchy, Versatile, Vegan

What a great summer for our farmers’ markets and home gardens. With so many gorgeous vegetables available, I find myself craving them. Not being fussy (ha!), I’ll eat the just-picked vegetables raw, fermented, roasted, steamed, sautéed or all of the above. Most recently Continue reading

French Green Lentil Salad – A Summertime Favorite

French Green Lentil Salad – A Summertime FavoriteFrench Green Lentil Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers,
Lots of Fresh Herbs, Kalamatas & Feta

Clean flavors, crisp textures and colorful fresh vegetables make French Green Lentil Salad a great addition to summer menus. Crisp and colorful with summer’s juicy, ripe tomatoes and refreshing cucumbers. Clean and bright with the garden’s bounty of fresh parsley, Continue reading

Lentil Walnut Pâté w/ Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme

 Lentil Walnut Pâté with Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme Lentil Walnut Pâté – Bold Flavor, Chunky Texture, Delicious

One bite wasn’t enough. So I took another bite and then another to be sure. What a wonderful surprise that lentils, walnuts, mushrooms and fresh herbs would be so delicious. With its complex flavor, chunky texture and straight-forward preparation, Lentil Walnut Pâté Continue reading

Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette w/ Spring Greens

Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette w/ Spring Greens

Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette – Sweet. Tart. Tangy. Vegan.

Mouthwatering Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette has a flavor that’s sweet, tart and tangy all at the same time. Tremendously tasty when tossed with a variety of flavorful spring greens. Great with grains from quinoa to black rice. Luscious with lentils and roasted vegetables. Continue reading

Winter Lentil Soup with Roasted Tomatoes & Garlic

Lentil Soup w Roasted Garlic (c) jfhaugen“Without garlic I simply would not care to live.”
Louis Diat, Chef & Author

Winter isn’t quite over yet. We woke up to snow this morning with flocked trees and white roofs and lawns—everything quite beautiful (and yet only the day after discovering that my allium and a few daffodil bulbs are showing green shoots).  With such weather, soup is on my mind Continue reading