Why I Am Posting These Recipes

I believe that it is healthier for an individual and for the planet to reduce the consumption of animal products in the human diet. However, I love to eat all kinds of delicious food, and find it really, really difficult to go totally vegetarian. Also, my family protests if I serve too many vegetarian meals in a row. So I am committed to making an effort to move towards a vegetarian diet without wholly doing so. I will post recipes several times a week that represent my philosophy of eating well, eating healthy, eating local. Most recipes will be easy to prepare, as I have a busy life. So I expect my followers to be people who love to cook and eat well, want to try to help the planet through their eating (by eating local foods and trying to reduce the use of meat in our diets), and have many other things to do each day besides cook.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lentils with Farro and Spinach

Sorry I haven't posted anything new in a few days.  I have been wanting to make sure my website worked before adding a new recipe, as there have been some server issues that I do not understand.  This is a super nutritious one-pot meal including legumes, whole grains, and leafy green vegetables.  I just sauteed some onion and carrots in olive oil as a flavor base, added rinsed a half cup of rinsed farro, a cup of rinsed lentils, 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, 4 cups water, and a pinch of herbs de provence.  Simmer until farro and lentils are tender, about 50 minutes.  Add rinsed baby spinach leaves or chopped spinach and allow to wilt.  So easy!  If water is absorbed before farro and lentils are tender, add a little more.  You could vary the herbs you use, too.  Marjoram, thyme, rosemary and basil are herbs that I like with this kind of dish.  You might want to try something else.  Easy, delicious, and nutritious!  With spinach coming into season now or soon, depending upon where you live, you can eat local food, too!

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