Brown Rice Gallo Pinto

Healthy Gallo Pinto

I fell in love with Gallo Pinto the first time I tasted it in Costa Rica. I was in my early 20’s and fairly new to International travel. My prior experience as a student abroad in Spain, led me to believe that being vegetarian outside of the United States, was difficult. In Spain, my host family struggled with my vegetarianism and continually put fish, chicken, and meat on my plate. Thankfully, Pelayo, their neglected Irish Setter, came to my rescue. He secretly ate all the items I squirreled away in my napkin. We were best friends!

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Lentil Soup for the Soul

Lentil Soup for the Soul

I love lentils. Unlike other beans, they cook quickly, are rich in protein, easier to digest than other beans and produce a healthy, flavorful soup that will become a staple in your home. I have tried many lentil soup recipes over the years, but this one is my favorite hands down.

If brown lentils have ever seemed boring or lackluster, then you are in for a treat. The beauty of this lentil recipe is the triple lentil bean combination. You simmer red, black and brown lentils in spices that are warm, flavorful and nourishing.

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Warming Dal Tadka

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Indian food is one of my favorite cuisines in the world. I love the warming spices in the dals, the lentil and mulligatawny soups, veggie samosas with tamarind sauce, saag aloo, chana masala, aromatic basmati rice, and doughy naan bread. Writing this makes me hungry for Indian food. Indian food is vegetarian friendly so it’s typically my back up cuisine when I travel.

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