I came home to find my bike flat fixed! Then Wilson came in with my dehydrator working again, what!!! Wow. These he did for no money – said he couldn’t, as a friend, and I didn’t dare ask him again. He also painted the guest room and took my broken carpa – cacoon/hanging tent to a shop to fix. Wow. Would you find a 22-year old doing that for you in the U.S.?
Lentil Soup with Cúrcuma (Turmeric)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 c. finely chopped green onion
1/2 c.finely chopped carrot
1/2 c. finely chopped celery
2 handfuls fresh basil, roughly chopped
1 handful parsley, roughly chopped
1 pound lentils, picked and rinsed, and soaked overnight
2 quarts vegetable broth or water
1/2 tsp. Cúrcuma (Turmeric)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Place the olive oil into a large pot and set over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion, carrot, celery and salt and sweat until the onions are translucent, approximately 6 to 7 minutes. Add the lentils, and broth. Increase the heat to high and bring just to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook at a low simmer until the lentils are tender, approximately 35 to 40 minutes. Add the basil, parsley and herbs the last 10 minutes of cooking, so they remain fresh and your soup tastes amazing.
Recipe of the Day – Tahini Sauce
1 c. sesame seeds
water to cover
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. fresh mustard
juice of 1 lemon
dash of stevia
Directions: Soak the seeds in water to cover, for at least 40 minutes. Drain, and blend the seeds with enough water to make a creamy paste. Add the other ingredients and blend to make a super creamy sauce. Taste and add more salt or stevia to your taste!
Gluten-Free Fry Bread
1 c. gluten-free flour (platano works well, or corn flour)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. corn starch or potato flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup water
Coconut oil for frying
Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil to about 350 degrees in a skillet or cast iron pan before you begin.
Sift together the flour, salt, starch or potato flou, and baking powder into a large bowl. Pour the water over the flour mixture all at once and stir the dough with a fork until it starts to form one big sticky clump. Then, flour your hands and eparate the dough into 4 pieces and roll in more flour until the outside of the ball feels dry to the touch.
Using your floured hands on a floured surface pat, roll or and form each piece into a flat tortilla of about 5 to 7 inches in diameter.
Take the formed dough and gently place it into the oil,without burning yourself. Press down on the dough with a spatulas as it fries so the top is submersed into the hot oil. Fry until brown, and then flip to fry the other side, about 3 minutes each side. Keep warm in a tortilla or bread basket.
Word of the Day – carpa – tent
Tip of the Day – Don’t insist to pay too much, when you have a friend. As one of my friends says, “I don’t want to have our relationship based on money.”
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