Monday, June 21, 2010

More Spanish Fun: Spanish Lentils

Tonight's dinner: Braised Lentils, Spanish Style - from "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian." Plus, mashed rutabega - recipe from a friend's blog, steamed beet greens (the bestest!!), and leftover gazpacho from last night. Mmmm.

Such a great balance of veggies and starchies, light and rich, complex and simple. The lentils were actually super easy, and I got to use some of my special bittersweet Spanish pimenton/paprika. It's smoky, but not in such a heavy-handed way as actual Smoked Paprika. (which isn't meant as a slam on Smoked Paprika, one of my true loves of all the Universe) These lentils were rich and savory and were perfectly complemented by the sweetness and simplicity of mashed rutabega.

xo!

9 comments:

  1. I love rutabaga! Soooo yummy. Your lentils look good too - actually, it all does. This is inspiring me to get out of my food rut...

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  2. I've never actually had rutabaga. I'm always kind of scared off by it's appearance. But perhaps I should buy one and try it mashed. :)

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  3. This looks like such a wholesome meal. I've never tried beet greens (I'm a little scared) or rutabaga. But I would so eat both off that plate.

    BTW, your father's day food post was great. I would love a tall glass of that sangria right now.

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  4. What a beautiful meal. It all looks hearty, delicious, and so very healthy. I'd like some please!

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  5. I love how your recent trip inspired all of this great looking food! :-)

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  6. Ive never had rutabegas but this looks delicious! I love vegan meals that are simple just veggies. This looks great.

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  7. Agreed, beet greens are the bestest! That whole plate looks delicious.

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  8. gotta love Spanish food...its divine!

    http://nuestracena-vegancuisine.blogspot.com

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  9. Anonymous2:58 PM

    Ha, I am definitely on the same mission as you - just started freezing berries and realized that the freezer needs to be cleared. These are some great ideas! Are you gonna try those kale chips that Kittee posted with some of your kale? They look pretty delicious.
    That picture of the huge scones and tiny bars is hilarious.
    :-) jen e.

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