Bengal Coconut Dal

I chose to go a little out there while staying simple. I'm still not in the mood to make anything complicated. This week's recipe is one for Bengal Coconut Dal from the BBC show Indian Made Easy. This recipe uses chana dal or split chickpeas. You can find these at a well stocked grocery store, [...]

Happy New Year! Lobia for good luck in the new year

I wanted to start off the new year with a great bean recipe. While eating beans are a superstition that are supposed to bring good luck, I wanted to do them more as a great healthy and comforting start. I also did Hoppin' John and Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk and Ethiopian Spices for the [...]

Spicy Lentil Quinoa Curry

I decided to do another vegetarian recipe this week. This one is a bit spicy, but also flavorful and comforting. Of course I love this dish because it is based on the lentil, one of my favorite vegetarian proteins. I believe the lentil is a good gateway protein into vegetarian eating for those who want [...]

Texas Spicy Black Bean and Lentil Chowder

I decided to switch it up and do a soup. Not just any boring soup. Soup can sometimes be boring. I think even chili can be boring. However, when I ran across this recipe for Texas Black Bean Chowder from Better Homes and Gardens, this was a nice shake up of the boring soup game. [...]