July 22nd, 2006

virgin mary loves bunnies.

asafetida help.

I bought some asafetida (hing) for Indian cooking a while back. I closed up the bottle and double bagged it and I can still smell it in the kitchen, and boy, it stinks.

Can I put this stuff in the freezer / fridge without worrying about stinking up my other foods? help!

Quinoa Chard Pilaf

Recipe slightly adapted from Allrecipes.com. My mom, who's NOT vegi and insists that I don't get enough protein LOVED this recipe and went back for seconds. :-) Quinoa is a complete protein all by itself, and the lentils add extra protein, and chard for the vegi. Yum!


1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced (I used 1/2 a purple onion)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup dry lentils (I used red - cook time 15 min)
8 oz fresh muchrooms, chopped (I used baby portabella)
~1 cup water
EDIT: Bunch of chard (remember it reduces when cooked)

1. Cook lentils in a pot w/ vegetable broth as directed on package (~15 minutes for red)
2. Saute onions, garlic, and mushrooms - mix in quinoa - cook 5 minutes
3. Add above to pot w/ lentils - cover and cook 20 minutes.
4. Add water as needed so mixture doesn't stick.
5. Remove from heat. Shred chard and gently mix into pot. Cover and sit for 5 minutes.