Skip to content

Quinoa, lentils and leeks

March 1, 2012

This is the leek harvest. There are not far short of several which seems to be the case with the beloved’s vegetable harvests. Mind you, I like leeks and they are quite versatile.

As well as the obvious leek and potato combination, leeks go very well with brown lentils – better than onions.

Cook some soaked brown lentils until done and add a few glugs of nice tasting olive oil and some salt and pepper while they’re still warm. In a separate pan cook up a finely chopped leek and three or four chopped mushrooms until they’re soft. Add to the cooked lentils. Ususlly I add some soy sauce, but we’d run out –  so I added some of Lisa’s pineapple chutney which was lovely. Lifted it to the realms of  posh food not peasant food.

The lentils go well with a quinoa (pronounced keenwa apparently)salad. Quinoa has all the amino acids that meat does (again apparently) and tastes nutty. Cook quinoa in one and a half times the volume of water – bring to the boil and then simmer until the water’s absorbed. It needs to be separate grains rather than a clump. This salad was dressed with oil, lemon juice, mixed herbs, salt and pepper while it was warm and there’s a grated apple and grated carrot thrown in. I wasn’t feeling too adventurous – well it was lunch time.

Advertisements
2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2012 6:51 pm

    I will work for food! 😀 This is *mouth watering* out of this world!

    I’m so glad I found your blog!

  2. March 1, 2012 10:02 pm

    I have recently become obsessed with leeks, which I only cooked with for the first time about 6 months ago.

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

barry boone

Natural science illustrations and sketches

The Engaged Musician

Sam Richards about Music, Society, and Arts

hello, fig

ben stainton posts things using a computer

Woolly Wild Things

My adventures in felt making

BUSY BRUSH CAFE

a self-taught artist discusses acrylic painting, photoshop and the creative process.

notes to the milkman

being random ramblings about art

dropscone

cheap, tasty vegan food & related ramblings

RMA Governance

improving children's outcomes through effective governance

drawthepublic

illustrator Russell Jackson

designsweet

Graphic design, type, print and musings

magnificentminimalist

My pet frisson and I are here to throw away your stuff.

Petals and Paints

A Colourful Journey In Botanical Illustration With Watercolours

anna warren portfolio

looking for beauty in the small things

Food and Forage Hebrides

Gastronomic endeavours on the edge of Europe

Humans Are Weird

colourful observations

The Happy Hermit

Andreas Moser traveling around the world and writing about it.

Readers & Writers

Now working for onlinewritingtips.com!

%d bloggers like this: