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Iranian Legume Soup from Ottolenghi’s Plenty More

iranian legume soup

First of all, Happy Holidays! It has been quite some time since I have posted anything here on Health is Happiness. It is something I think about every day and get asked about almost every day. I put blog work on hold for a little while to focus on some other things, as I mentioned earlier this year.

I am excited to get back into creating, and sharing delicious healthy recipes with everybody. Just because I haven’t been photographing my food doesn’t mean I haven’t been creating deliciousness in the kitchen.

The seasons have changed twice as my last post was in late spring. The beautiful summer weather is now a distant memory. Fall has come and gone and we are well into winter. Although, besides one massive snowstorm here in Montreal, we haven’t had too much to complain about weather wise. What I do love about colder weather is the food it makes you want to eat. Hearty and warming foods that fill your belly! These are some of the dishes that I love to create and cook. Dishes like this Iranian Legume Soup from Ottolenghi’s new book Plenty More that came out in October. One of the many new cookbooks I have added to my collection since my last post. Continue reading

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Easy Red Lentil Curry Recipe

Red lentils are great for a variety of  easy vegetarian recipes.  Great for curries, soups, veggie pate, burgers.  They are an inexpensive and delicious source of nutrients.  A source of fibre, protein, a variety of minerals like iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Red lentils are great for easy vegetarian recipes because they cook quickly and don’t require any soaking.  This easy red lentil curry recipe is a perfect example.  As long as your spice drawer is well stocked, you are in business.  Onions, garlic, oil, spices, and lentils cooked with water topped with fresh cilantro. Continue reading

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