Tag Archives: lentils

Down Under

I’ve been seeing quite a few fabulous food blogs from Australia.  Seems to me they’re eating pretty good, maybe better than a lot of us! It’s not just sheep, sheep, sheep, grubs, crocodiles and kangaroos.  No, we’re talking about an appetizing, … Continue reading

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Dal Makhani

I know I’ve talked a little about my cook Abdoulaye Taonsa from Burkina Faso (Upper Volta).  He initially worked for me in Burkina and after that, each time I came back to West Africa, he would quit whatever job he … Continue reading

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Lentil Chili Stuffed Zucchini and Piperade Peppers

The incredibly cute, round, baby zucchinis are in the market.  These are the very tiny ones as opposed to the softball size.  During the same foray, I saw some long, green poivrons (bell peppers) that I was unfamiliar with and … Continue reading

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Petit Sale with Blond Lentils

Petit sale with lentils is a typically French dish made with sausages and cured pork meat.  If I had not looked it up, I would have said it’s origin was in the Alsace region of France.  You know, proximity to … Continue reading

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Langres Cheese Baked Eggs

Today I’m moving my photography table upstairs because the workers are going to remove the fireplace.   I swore on a stack of bibles that even though I would cook, I would take no pictures.  However, when I made breakfast … Continue reading

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Fatima’s Lentils with Spiced Cured Pork Shoulder

Abdel’s (stove care) mom gave me the recipe for her delicious Moroccan lentils.  I didn’t have the ras el hanout spice so I made it from fresh ground spices.  Fantastic!  Did I mention that Emile Henry’s tajines are easy to … Continue reading

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This Is Not a Bhaji Omelette

Bangladesh was one of the family’s least favorite posts.   I don’t know what happened there, many expats loved it.   One of the things I  didn’t like was that women were not welcome in the open market.  Decent women … Continue reading

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Deviled Pork Palette with Lentils

These pork palettes are cured pork shoulder, like small, uncooked hams.  Deviled, means that they have been en-robed in mustard and loosely wrapped in a thin, fatty, sausage-like casing. The ones I bought from the traiteur were about the size of baseballs, … Continue reading

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Pork Paupiette and Lentils with Tomatoes

I actually had planned to grill a leg of lamb today but the unseasonable rain and cold prevented that.   I ended up going to the traiteur for pork paupiettes and to Picard, a frozen food store, for lentils that … Continue reading

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Beef Lentil Stew

Today is Monday market day and you can really tell that Spring has sprung!  Lots of different things in the market. I had already decided to make lentil stew for this evening’s meal, but the asparagus and artichokes caught my attention, big time!   … Continue reading

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