Friday, February 10, 2017

Easy Egyptian Stew


Easy Egyptian Stew is a colorful and tasty variation of Hearty Lentil Stew. I used sweet potatoes and black rice, since I was out of white potatoes and brown rice. Continuing my quest to increase turmeric intake, I added it, as well as cloves and cumin, also known for their awesome health benefits.

By the way, this is perhaps a 6 check mark meal from Dr Greger's Daily Dozen?! Beans, rice, flax, spices, seeds, two other vegetables, and hey, this stew is delicious on a bed of greens!

Easy Egyptian Stew

1 c lentils
1 c black rice
1/4 c ground flaxseed
1/4 chia seeds
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp turmeric (or 1/2" fresh turmeric)
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
10 c water
2 carrots
4 celery stalks
1 large sweet potato
1 red onion
4 cloves minced garlic
(Jenny, thanks for the awesome press!)

Chop onion, carrot, celery, and potato; I used my food processor, one vegetable at a time. Bring everything to a boil in a large pan, and let simmer for about an hour (or more!), and enjoy!

INSTAPOT directions: on MANUAL for 15 min.



PS - this recipe was titled when my sister-in-law was teaching my daughter's Girl Scout troop about Egypt. She started talking about Egyptian food, mentioning lentils, cloves, cumin, and sweet potatoes. LIGHT BULB! I had a name for the stew I made earlier that day! EASY EGYPTIAN STEW! Thanks, Tanya! Here are a few pics from our lesson:



COMMENTS: Do you enjoy foods from around the world? I love Indian, Italian, Mexican, Lebanese, and pretty much most non-American food! There are so many awesome vegetarian options from around the world! What do types of food do you like?

2 comments:

Chris Olsen said...

Hi Colleen -- Crazy good. I made this tonight and it was amazing! I wasn't sure if I should have used whole or ground cloves, or it really doesn't matter? Thanks for creating and sharing this recipe. I have your ginger latte almost every day still -- it's that good!

Colleen Grossner said...

Hi Chris! Thank you! I used ground, but whole would be awesome too! I'm so very glad you are still loving the latte! http://fresh-you.blogspot.com/2017/01/5-checkmark-spicy-ginger-latte.html
You can get away with adding turmeric to the lasagna recipe too - so that's yet another way to consume our most powerful spice, turmeric :) Have a great weekend!

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