Hello out there! Hope you've had a great start to the week. Yesterday was Mother's Day in the Arab world. My husband was in Dubai for the day on business and came back with these frames. They look like old Arab doors but open up and a photo can be placed inside. The dried flowers on the right used to be bright red blooms on my balcony but the heat and dust got to them and this is what was left.
Over the weekend I picked up these two cookbooks dedicated to vegetables. Half price which made buying them even better.
I probably mentioned before that I am vegetarian. It happened sometime in May of last year. Not really a conscious decision. More of a progression of where I am in life. It's hard to explain. My husbands says it is hormonal. He thinks everything is.
My 11 year old hates most veges. And my family thinks I am making them suffer by not cooking meat anymore. Oh well! I thought I would share one of my favorite, easy meatless meals. It's not from these cookbooks, but it is one that I use over and over again as it takes little time to prepare and is healthy and nutritious. It's a complete meal when served with a side salad and garlic bread.
Lentil & Spinach Pasta
2 TBS olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 (19 oz) can Progresso Lentil Soup
1 can diced or crushed tomatoes
1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach
1 (16 oz) pkg ditalini pasta (or any small pasta, preferably whole wheat)
salt & pepper to taste
Grated parmesan cheese to serve
Brown onion and garlic in oil over medium heat. Stir in lentil soup and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Stir in spinach and spices. Simmer. Cook pasta in separate pot. Drain. Mix pasta with lentil mixture. Cover and keep warm for 20 min. Serve with parmesan cheese.
I hope you give it a try! Wishing you health and happiness, Tammy