An attempt to invigorate our family's nutrition through creative cooking.
Our home has a mom, a dad, a born in 2008 girl and a boy in '10 boy. Both kiddos are still nursing as of October 2012, which helps boost their nutrition and immune system, and were not introduced solids until 6 months old. We did a lot of baby led weaning which meant we mostly fed our babies realer than food, rather than jar food.
As mentioned in my rice recipe post, we are cooking with only a microwave as of late, because of this, and the lack of processed food even if we wanted it, I'm trying to be creative. <br>
Microwave lentils recipe
1.5 c washed lentils (tripled washed)
2 c water
2 garlic cloves
dash of red chili powder
dash of turmeric powder
Red onion to taste
Wash lentils. I used filtered water due to the water source here being suspect.
Cover with water.
Add diced potato
Stir and microwave for 10 minutes
While microwaving, blend remaining items.
Pour blended mixture into bowl of lentils. Stir well. Use a little extra water to get the rest of the mixture out and add to lentils
Microwave for 5 minutes. Stir and check lentils. If soft, then enjoy! Otherwise, microwave 2 more minutes or to your liking. You can also add additional water to make this more as a "soup" and microwave for approximately 30 minutes total. Lentils will then "mush" into a soup upon stirring.
Here it is served. My kids asked for ketchup with it so I said "why not" and added it. It brought down the temperature as well so they could eat it right away, which they did, on the microwave rice I made before this!
We are currently in an apartment that has a stove but no gas, so our cooking options are limited. Luckily the microwave can double as a convection oven, so we have some options. However, we lack pots/pans so we're limited again to "big" Correlle serving bowls. Here is how I made rice in the microwave.
To make rice in the microwave, wash rice three times. I used filtered water, just in case, since I'm in India.
Make Microwave Rice
Add two parts water to the rinsed rice.
Toss with salt, lightly.
Microwave on high for 10 minutes.
Microwave for another 5 minutes.
Cover and allow water to absorb. Serve warm/hot. I served mine with dal, which I also made in the microwave.
Foods can hurt and foods can heal. Many of my recipes, especially Indian recipes (Mexican often calls for it as well) call for fresh cilantro at the end of cooking. Fresh cilantro has healing properties. Disclaimer, I'm not the FDA and FDA probably doesn't have anything to say about this since they only work on "drugs" and not food regulation when it comes to healing... Anyway, cilantro is known for their ability to help move heavy metals from the body.
Read more about it here:
Yeah, yeah, I know that it has been a while since I've posted any recipes :)
But here's a new challenge I have - 7 days, sorta raw is my challenge.
My goal is
Fruit and coffee (not raw) breakfast
Today's lunch was guacamole with veggies
Super easy and nothing processed to the guacamole.
squeeze of lime (i actually just added a slice here)
slice of pepper (I used Korean Pepper)
Dash of salt (is that raw?)
Clove of garlic
Cilantro if you have it
1/2 onion (if desired)
California residents have the ability to help the public know their foods. Proposition 37 would require that GMOs be labeled. It doesn't BAN GMOs, it merely allows for people to know what they're eating.
Please, if you live in California, know someone from California, have heard of California, share this information. There's an icon above - tweet, facebook share, BLOG it...
If you don't care about GMOs, you can still vote yes, because it won't change anything except allow those who are concerned to know.
If, say, Monsanto were so proud of their products, why wouldn't they want to label them? Hmm....