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Food Blog with delicious recipes and also reviews of Providence, RI restuarants

Not Your Average Lentil Salad August 20, 2012

Filed under: Recipes — ProvReviewsandRecipes @ 8:21 PM
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I love lentil salad and usually always make it one way. I decided to try out a different recipe that I came up with using ingredients I had on hand. It tastes delicious and is easy to make. Plus it makes a large portion which is great for leftovers. I usually serve it with two small whole wheat pita pockets.

Ingredients:

2 cups of lentils

1 can of no salt added Cannellini beans

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 roasted red peppers, diced

1/2 a white onion, diced

1/4 cup of fresh basil, chopped

1/8 cup of olive oil

3 tablespoons of lemon juice

1/2 tablespoon of black pepper

1/4 tablespoon of salt

 

Directions:

Bring the two cups of lentils and 7 cups of water to a boil in a medium size pot. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Drain and then set aside.

While the lentils are cooking, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Heat the olive oil for 4 minutes. Then add all the ingredients from Cannellini Beans through salt to saucepan. Cook for 10 minutes or until the onions are slightly soft.

Finally add the cooked lentils and all the ingredients to a large bowl and toss together. This dish can be eaten right away warm or it can be eaten cold.

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Salad in a Jar August 13, 2012

Filed under: Recipes — ProvReviewsandRecipes @ 11:59 AM
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So I’ve been seeing all this posts and images around the web for salad in a jar. I read two great blog entries that had vegan salads in jars and it got me thinking. Would I be jumping on the bandwagon if I started to make these salads and post about them? Or are they an ingenious idea and would be really easy to bring to work for lunch?
What are everyone’s thoughts on this?

 

Where Have I Been? August 5, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Uncategorized — ProvReviewsandRecipes @ 6:31 PM

Well I haven’t posted anything in such a long time. I have just been extremely busy. I have been cooking and of course eating quite a lot. I know its not an excuse to not be posting, but I am going to try and post a couple of times a week. I’m hoping to take a lot of the photos and recipes I’ve been making lately and post them in the next few days. Look forward to a lot more activity on this blog. If anyone has suggestions on how to be more active and manage time better for blog posting, please share.