Hearty, black legume, orzo, carrot pancake

Part one of experiment success! Did not know what I was going to make. At a time of great disruption due, in part, to Covid19, it feels a bit calming to have unpredictable success.

Boiled 1/3 cup of black begula lentils, 1/3 cup of orzo, 1 finely dice carrot, 1 garlic clove added 1 tablespoon of organic better than bouillon vegan. About half of this I will save for whatever I decide to make later
Taking about half of the cooked lentil/orzo/carrot/garlic mixture- I added rice flour. Just enough to coat and and one egg then fried over low heat like a pancake
Gathering chives from garden – next batch were topped with fresh chives

Red currants, apple, pecans no added sugar treat

While the 10th this week of apple crisp with sugar is in oven. I made a no sugar “treat bread?” Lots of homegrown red currants and apples offered sweet flavor. The rolled oats and two eggs added satisfying health

I used Homegrown red currants from freezer, 1/2 diced apple, 1 cup of flour (I mixed rice flour & whole wheat) 3/4 cup of rolled oats, 2 eggs, a few tablespoons of milk
Top with pecans bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes. I liked this and did not miss added sugar.

Black lentil stew

I was outside all day gardening so I needed a Lazy Good Food Recipe. On Friday, I boiled 2 cups of black begula lentils which I ordered directly from On Friday and Saturday I made different types of veggies patties – one with orzo the other with bread crumbs. I had about a cup leftover of lentils. This is a recipe you could use uncooked lentils. Any type of lentils works

Step one – sauté garlic in oil for a few minutes the add diced carrots, celery, cauliflower and potatoes. Sauté for a few more minutes. Add preferred seasonings. I used veggies bullion and Chat Masala from Ancient Indian Spice. Also added 1 can of tomato-soup and 2 cans of water. Let stewed on stove for 30 minutes

“Smell Food”

Left over Veggie Patties – orzo, black lentils, sweet potatoes

Gathered “onion” from yard. Got intentional left over sweet potatoes, black begula lentils, and orzo. One carrot. One garlic
Garden fresh onion, one garlic in little olive oil
Add carrot favorite spice.
Add left over lentils, Potatoes & orzo
Mash well –
Fry. This took about 10 minutes on one side then I flipped
Cover is important because this helps carrots fully cook
Flip over
Satisfying veggie patty. – topped with tomatoes. I am testing if freezing works. Stay tuned

Apple Crisp

Today’s photos from the ninth apple crisp this week! Simple recipe is a big hit with family and easy. Top with ice cream for perfect Covid19 comfort food.