What? More kitchen time?!?

Heading out tonight for a rum tasting party and wanted to contribute something subtle to counter the amount of rum I’ll be ingesting 🤗

Off I went to the grocery store…

So a bag of chicago mix popcorn will start, but I then found some pumpernickel, yum! But I’m not in the mood for the standard spinach dipping sauce tonight.

Veggie pate experiment time!

IT is chilling now in the fridge, but I think it’s gentle flavour will work tonight!

I divided it into two blocks, so I’ll have more for other gatherings in the near future!

 

 

 

Lentil vegetable spread/pate

1 cup lentils, rinse and sort. Let drain.

Into a sauce pan:

1 onion chopped finely

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tsp curry powder

1 tsp garam masala

Sauté on medium low heat until onions are translucent. Add lentils and enough water to cover by 2cm or so. Simmer on medium -low heat until lentils are pretty much cooked-about 20 minutes.

Add:

2 carrots grated

½ cup grated cabbage

Continue to cook until everything is tender. Another 10-15 minutes.

Purée. You can use an immersion blender or food processor-it’s hot so be careful!

Add:

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1tsp maple syrup

Salt and pepper to taste-any other spices that inspire you!

Pour into a tray/pan lined with wax paper and chill.

And that’s that!

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Quick and easy cooking!

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So, we are starting to contemplate the idea of actually making our meals at home again! Too much “take out food” when we get busy, and the grocery store barely sees us!

So, I was hungry and it was late and so I looked in the cupboard and fridge and found some bits and pieces to assemble into what was actually a fabulous little meal!

Here’s the recipe – until it gets posted onto http://www.vegweb.com!

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup corn, frozen or canned
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 small jalepeno, chopped

1/4 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp coriander
salt and pepper to taste

Heat a bit of oil in a large skillet and toss everything into it.

Let it cook, stirring occasionally, while you make up some rice/couscous/quinoa etc. as a side dish – approximately 20 minutes.

When the side dish is ready, serve it up!