What’s that? Black sesame seeds in the dry arborio rice? On closer inspection, it turns out these odd black specks in the rice have tiny wings. Ick! Pantry Pests!
If you’re not ruthless using up half-filled containers of grains, wheat and legumes in storage, and don’t keep them in air-tight containers (guilty!) – sometimes these tiny critters pay a visit.
I’ve been meaning to clear out my pantry, and after tossing several perfectly fine half-used containers of dry food, I’m forced to quit procrastinating. I found a Yahoo answers site that goes into great detail discussing the critters and what to do about them. It also explains that the appearance of the pantry pests does not necessarily reflect upon the cleanliness of the housekeeping. That will be my excuse.
With this recipe I decided to use up a couple of half-empty boxes of Israeli couscous and a few bags of lentils. The amount on hand dictated the amount of vinaigrette I made.
I have a couple of sweet potatoes rolling around, and fresh cilantro needs thinning in the garden. I love the flavor of curry, orange and honey together, and this healthy salad is as delicious as it is inexpensive.
In case you’re wondering, those are truly black sesame salad atop the salad (: Bon Appetit!
Taking care to practice what I preached in my last blog, I remain tasered into beans. (Been researching tasers for the current novel I’m writing. A cool word. It can be used as a noun: He’s running down Nine Mile, grab your taser! A verb: You tasered the wrong guy, man! Even an adjective: His eyes, a knee-buckling shade of … Full recipe post »
Off the grid of late, spending every available minute, and every ounce of inspiration, on a book synopsis that had to be submitted last week. My two protagonists (female 31-year old first cousins) are of Polish descent, and Eastern European food has been on my mind. This salad is my daughter’s recipe and was inspired by my … Full recipe post »
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