What a welcome blast of Spring! My palate is casting aside prior cravings for rich, comfort food and yearning –instead – for a savory nutritious salad.
Many, many years ago I remember eating a lentil
dish at a local restaurant. It was deliciously simple, seasoned with balsamic vinegar and fresh rosemary. I’ve always loved it and often try recreating my memory of that recipe.
I haven’t noticed the salad on their menu in years and never “penned” a recipe until today. This dish could very well have morphed into something quite different from that original lentil salad. The recipe, nevertheless, is delicious and brings back happy memories of many a memorable meal
Extra virgin olive oil could substitute for walnut oil, if desired. Black or French Green lentils would, as well, be a lovely substitute for the brown lentils used. It occurred to me that toasted pine nuts and slivered proscuitto would be nice additions. I’ll save it for the next time.
I volunteered to make a casserole to feed a family of four, which had to pass a great deal of criteria. The day I promised to deliver, my schedule was booked, therefore said dish must be made a day in advance, baked off the following evening, and delivered hot at supper-time. It had to be a complete … Full recipe post »
Whew – limped over the 2012 finish line without permanent injury, but I can do better than a stagger. It’s a New Year; time to straighten up, return to the gym, and put a bounce back into my step – a sway into my swagger. How about you? Have you made any exercise or weight … Full recipe post »
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Food writer by trade, curious cook by design.
The past 30 years have witnessed a raucous race from my professional to
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