Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad

This is great vegetarian salad that is perfect for lunch and so healthy. Marinaded artichokes, cucumber, baby cos lettuce, red capsicum, mini Roma tomatoes, walnuts and Spanish Onions, all add a rainbow of colour to the cooked green lentils. Served with a vinaigrette dressing and crusty bread it makes a delicious lunch. Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad Ingredients: 2 cups cooked green lentils 1 medium … Continue reading Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad

Braised Kale with Roasted Capsicum and Lentils

This is a satisfying dish with nutritious spiced lentils, roasted capsicum and kale braised with garlic and caramelised onions. This is another recipe for the 2016 International Year of Pulses.   Braised Kale with Roasted Capsicum and Lentils   Ingredients: 1/2 cup green lentils, washed well 1 large whole clove of garlic 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup water 1 tsp ground cumin 1 bay leaf … Continue reading Braised Kale with Roasted Capsicum and Lentils

Egyptian Koshari and Home Made Baharat

Koshari is the national dish of Egypt that mixes lentil, rice, small macaroni noodles, a spicy tomato sauce, topped with fried onions and chick peas. ┬áThis is another dish for the International Year of Pulses. The tomato sauce is made with a spice blend called Baharat and this gives the dish its amazing flavour. Egyptian Koshari Ingredients: Rice: 1 cup of medium grain rice 1tblsp … Continue reading Egyptian Koshari and Home Made Baharat

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Enjoying and Growing Pulses

The year 2016 was nominated as the International Year of Pulses. We joined the activities by listing recipes on this page along with links to information pages for growing various pulses in the home garden. Check out the recipes and growing information below. Last year we grew Chickpeas with success and you can see the plant in the banner of this post and photographed below. … Continue reading Enjoying and Growing Pulses

Lentil, Zucchini and Tomato Soup with Quick bread

This is a hearty soup with a mix of vegetables, tomatoes and nutritious lentils. Serve with a quick bread made from an easy 3 ingredient dough   Lentil,Vegetable and Tomato Soup Ingredients 2 carrots diced 2 medium zucchini diced 1 stick of celery diced 1 large onion finely chopped 1 can of diced tomatoes 350 g cooked brown lentils or 2 x 400 g tins … Continue reading Lentil, Zucchini and Tomato Soup with Quick bread