Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Saturday, 23 July 2011
3 fresh tomatoes, diced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 large Spanish onion, finely chopped
6 Tablespoons of tomato paste
4 large field mushrooms, cut into cubes
1 bunch (about 4 cups) of purple kale (you can use any variety of kale)
1 teaspoon of mixed dried herbs
4 Tablespoons of balsamic
4 Tablespoons of olive oil
Dry lasagne sheets ( you may use fresh, just cut the cooking time by 15mins)
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
How to make:
2. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius.
3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan and add the onion and half of the garlic. Saute over a medium heat for 3 mins and add 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Saute for a further 3 minutes.
4. Add the fresh tomatoes, half of the sea salt and half of the dried herbs and cook for 5 minutes, until the tomatoes begin to turn into a sauce.
5. Add the tomato paste, 1 cup of water and lentils and cook for 2 mins. Turn off the heat and set aside.
6. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a large saucepan and add the mushrooms and remaining garlic, mixed herbs and salt. Stir over a meduim heat unti the mushrooms have turned dark in colour and released their juices, about 7 mins.
7. Add the remaining balsamic and cook for a further 2 minutes.
8. Stir in the kale until slightly wilted. Remove from heat.
9. Add the 1/3 of the lentil mixture to the bottom of a 20cmx20cm lasagne dish, followed by a layer of the mushroom/kale mixture and lasagne sheets. Repeat until you fill the dish. It should be topped by layer of the lentil mixture topped by a layer of the kale/mushroom mixture.
10. Cover the dish with a layer of foil and bake for 25 minutes.
11. Remove the foil and bake for a further 15 minutes.
12. Serve and enjoy!
Monday, 18 July 2011
Thursday, 14 July 2011
The addition of mint to red lentils gives this dish a Turkish element and makes a slightly different flavour - with delicious results. You can also add extra water and make it into a soup.
Friday, 8 July 2011
Sometimes when people come over you want to impress but you really don't feel like putting a lot of funds and effort in - well, a great solution is a collection of awesome salads, which are very easy to knock together and can comprise of what you have on hand mixed with a few touches that make it really special. These salads make a great complete dinner when made together but of course the nice thing is that you can break them up and just make 1 or 2 of them for dinner any night of the week.
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Saturday, 2 July 2011
2oogm of dark chocolate