"Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table." --
Shakespeare; As You Like It (Duke Senior: Act II, Scene 7)
Monday, June 10, 2013
Lentil Sloppy Joes
Here's another recipe borrowed from The Food Network, part of their "Hidden Agenda" series (i.e. trying to sneak more vegetables into your diet, or your kids'...). I like adding more veggies, and more seeds, nuts, lentils, etc. instead of all animal proteins. But...I'm not aiming for a vegetarian diet. I added a full pound of ground beef (because I thawed a 1 pound package), instead of the half pound the recipe calls for, and still it was about a 50/50 ratio of lentils to beef.
I’m not a chef; my formal culinary training is pretty limited. I just like food. I’m a high school teacher, and about 5 years ago, my teaching assignment shifted from full time English to including some culinary classes (which I enjoy!). I attend culinary educators’ workshop(s) at the local technical college’s culinary program and/or at other culinary institutions (like Johnson & Wales Colorado campus) for a week most summers to improve my skills. So the lack of culinary training is…well, a work in progress! As a teacher, my time and my budget are both limited. I started this blog simply to have a place to store recipes that I could search by name, ingredients, etc. You’ll also see a few recipes posted for my students’ access…stuff we’ve made in classes. You’re welcome to browse...