springtime lentil & roasted potato salad

“It is a truth universally acknowledged…” So begins Pride and Prejudice, and while I mean no disrespect to my lady Jane, I feel that her immortal first line–touting, as it does, an early-19th century view of women and marriage–is due for an upgrade. In that spirit, here are some variations that feel a little more relevant to my life…

lentils & rice with caramelized onions & mushrooms

Many New Yorkers may wake up this morning, take one look  at the snowy yet calm street scenes outside their windows, and promptly curse the meteorologists, the journalists and the mayor who whipped the city into a panic yesterday over the unstoppable advance of a “historic and crippling blizzard” that never actually arrived. Sure, the stoops of the brownstones have all…

moroccan red lentil stew

Much has happened since my last post more than a month ago. I spent two weeks home in Michigan (and survived the polar vortex). I spent a weekend in Milwaukee and another in Philadelphia. I saw a lot of old friends and a lot of new movies. And now, back home in Brooklyn, life has…

lentil chickpea soup

It’s a strange experience, to be abroad on a major national holiday such as Thanksgiving. Here in Corsica, there were no cartoon turkeys or Pilgrims adorning elementary school classrooms, no cans of pumpkin puree or cranberry sauce flying off the grocery store shelves, no television sets buzzing with the Patriots tackling the Jets. Thursday passed…