Hey jelly, tried any good new recipes lately?
I tend to get stuck in a rut with my vegetarian bachelor cooking but sometimes I break out of it. I was looking for a way to use up a bunch of cooked bulgur and mint leaves, and found a faux-Middle Eastern recipe for a red lentil and bulgur stew. It turned out splendidly!
Have you found any good recipes recently? I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.
But I don’t really like following recipes unless I’m baking, so I just studied it for inspiration and then proceeded to:
-saute a handful of cumin seeds, garlic powder, and 1 chopped onion in ~ 2 TB olive oil
-turn up heat and add a can of chopped tomatoes and a dash of tomato juice, stirring until it thickens
-add 4 cups vegetable broth, 1 cup dried red lentils (split and washed), 1 cup bulgur (mine was already cooked; use about ⅓ cup if you are using uncooked), and 4 cups water
-add dried red chili peppers, chopped mint leaves, black pepper, and paprika to taste
-let simmer ~40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Throw in a cup of tomato juice if it looks too thick.