Wednesday, March 19, 2008

no mango! (nutroast)

i ate the mango on it's own. pah.

okay, so it's going to be another food post, this is because i rarely leave my house and hence have little to mull over.

so for now i will leave you with a link to Toothpaste for Dinner whoch is taking up significant portions of my day at the moment.

Also I have for you THEE SIMPLEST (and mega tasty) Nutroast recipe ever.

2 hand fulls of almonds (soak in hot water & remove from water before adding to other ingredients))
1 cup red lentils (cooked in 1 inch of grated ginger)
1 stock cube
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1-2 tsp dried mixed herbs (or use any mix of marjoram, sage, parsley, oregano)
2 tsp chilli powder
handful of linseed/sunflower/mixes seeds (optional - can be added just before cooking)

mix all ingredients and blend*

let stand

put in greased muffin tin

cook @ gas 6 for 30 mins.

I threw this together the other night and was really surprised how well it turned out. I think the trick is cooking the lentils in ginger. Also, cooking the mix in a muffin/cake tray makes serving easier and it looks kinda pretty too. (one day i'll get hold of a camera)

*I use a blender like this one which I think was about £10, you can get the same sort of thing from about £5 upwards and it's a pretty good investment- in my opinion the stick kind is better than the bowl kind because with the stick you're not limited by volume of food to blend, you can use the stick for one cup of beans or for 20 portions of soup in a HUUUUGE pot.

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