Spicey Lentil Stew

After the Pavlova I made yesterday, and the rather glutinous lifestyle that ‘C’ and I have been leading the last month. We decided (or rather I decided, and am forcing ‘C’ along on the ride) that today we are going to get back on track of our health kick again. This includes daily trips to the gym and of course healthy meals.

The basic recipe for this lentil stew is one that I found on a blog a couple of months ago, I copied and pasted it into my word documents and filed it under ‘recipe’. The only problem is, I didn’t record who’s blog it belongs to. So, if for some reason you stumble upon my blog and recognise this recipe as your own…please let me know and I will gladly give credit where credit is due! Keep Reading

Humus & Falafels

Some things I have just not been able to find in Mexico City – canned beans being one of them! Don’t get me wrong, you can buy every kind of bean imaginable (this is Mexico after all!) but they are all dried.

Dried beans have always put me off – I like the convenience of the can. Open. Drain. Rinse and ready to cook.

But sometimes you are forced out of your lazy habits and for good reason! I bought a bag of dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and went through the palava of soaking and pre-cooking them, and there is such a distinct difference in both taste and flavour. I think I may be hooked!

So with half my beans I made humus and the other half I made (or rather ‘am making’ they are in the oven as I write) Falafels. Really Falafels are a type of garbanzo bean burger, but i really hate that name – for me it is so unappetizing . Keep Reading