Lentils and Rice

This weekend I had a craving for Middle Eastern food, but when you live in the suburbs it can be hard trying to find an authentic restaurant to carter to your taste. I guess I should be happy with the sushi joint up the road and not complaint as much. I wanted some Tabouli and started to look up recipes for the dish; when I came across a very easy recipe for lentils and rice.
Mujaddara is the name of the dish and I got the recipe from mamaslebanesekitchen. I made a few changes I added salt, and cumin; next time I try it I may add curry powder. I cooked 1 cup of lentils and once they were done I drained them, and add more water to the pot with one cup of rice. I added the lentils back to the pot with the rice. I used too much water so I once the rice was done I just drain the water. The onions I sautéed in 2tbsp of peanut oil, and I must say the onions came out very flavorful.
It’s a very healthy dish; it was easy, and delicious. Bonus it’s very cost effective… I am happy I got my craving for Middle Eastern food. I will be adding this dish to my weekly menu again and try to make a spicy version…

Mudardara Lentils and Rice

I used short grain brown rice

Mudardara Lentils and Rice


Fatty Breakfast

Peanut butter and Almond Butter Banana Wheat Toast Today started off well I did my strength training workout although I did not want to do it at all. I am committed to doing it three times a week giving it all that I have. Today my workout only last 16 minutes it was the longest 16 minutes of my life. I was so happy to be done and be able to eat breakfast. I am really not looking forward to Wednesday. Gosh does strength training ever get easier???
Many of you know about my obsession with almond butter and banana on toast. It is so good!! I wish I could eat it all day every day. It really helps with my sugar cravings that I use to always get. Once I added nut butters to my diet I seem not to get them anymore… I also have been able to concentrate on my homework longer. I guess that’s the power of fats in a diet…
I wanted to try peanut butter and banana to see if I would enjoy it better then almond butter and banana. I decided to try both this morning and I must say almond butter and banana won!! The peanut butter just doesn’t bring out the flavor of the banana as well as almond butter. The almond butter provided more of a sweeter flavor. I guess I will be using my peanut butter for my PB&J sandwiches…