Hippies. That’s what I used to think of when I thought of lentil burgers. They reminded me of living in Eugene, Oregon, which was nice. They reminded me of patchouli oil, which is not. And so, I never used to eat them. But ever since I actually tasted a lentil burger, they only remind me of all that is delicious and healthful about lentils. Lentils are considered one of the five healthiest foods on the planet, with high levels of protein, fiber, iron and folate (natural-occurring folic acid).

mmm... lentil burgers...

Jonny and I first made lentil burgers a couple months ago, after I finally overcame a bizarre intolerance to legumes that I’d internalized during grad school. I was eating vegetarian at the time, and as soon as I knew I wouldn’t blow up if I ate lentils, I wanted to eat them daily. (more…)

It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? Life sometimes gets in the way of blogging, which I think is a good thing, because it means time away from the computer — always healthy. I meant to write a post immediately about this amazing Kung Pao chicken recipe by Use Real Butter, not only because it is so delicious, but more importantly to tell you the exciting news that inspired the meal in the first place.

Last Friday morning I was standing in the kitchen watching a pot of water boil when Jonny suddenly came galloping down the stairs. His face was flush, and with the hugest smile ever he told me he’d received an unconditional offer to do his Master’s degree at Middlesex University. We immediately grabbed hands and started jumping around the kitchen and whooping like little kids. This awesome news deserved a celebratory meal! (Doesn’t all good news?) (more…)