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Mujaddara (Middle Eastern Lentils and Rice)

I found this simple, and extremely flavorful recipe on the Meatless Monday site. My husband said it was one his favorites!

IMG_5495The original recipe recommended green lentils, but I used french lentils instead. I prefer french lentils because they’re less likely to get mushy!

Be sure to soak your lentils and rice the night before making this dish. Not only does soaking them reduce their phytic acid content, making them easier to digest; it also helps them cook faster!

Cook your lentils and rice in homemade chicken broth for even more health benefits!

If you want to learn more about the important of reducing phytic acid in your diet click here. And here’s a great article explaining the health benefits of bone broth. Continue reading


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Aloo Gobi Matar

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This recipe is to good not to share! It is the perfect warming veggie dish for fall. The only thing I did different was use butter, instead of ghee. This is one of my new favorites!

 

The Domestic Man

Gluten-Free, Paleo, Perfect Health Diet

Earlier this year I wrote a guest article for Paleo Magazine, emphasizing the importance of eating vegetables. Americans tend to give vegetables a lower priority than the rest of the world; when comparing the most economically developed areas of the United States (those with the most money to spend on food) to similarly developed regions in Europe and the Western Pacific, we only eat about 75% as many vegetables as the other regions. Comparing the lesser economically developed areas of the United States to their global counterparts is much worse: there, we eat only around 35% as many vegetables.

Vegetables are an important factor in overall health. While not as nutrient-heavy as organ meats, fish, seafood, and naturally raised ruminants, they are often superior to pork, poultry, and fruit in terms of nutrient density. Fermented vegetables, a food that has been consumed for thousands of winters, also provide unique…

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Tomato Cucumber Salad

P1030900This is one of my favorite summer salads, and this time of year, I could seriously eat it EVERY day! Another reason it’s a favorite is because only takes about 15 minutes to prepare. I use different types of tomatoes, depending on what’s available at the farmers market. This salad is especially tasty with heirloom tomatoes.

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