Showing posts from November, 2014

Southern Lentils and Rice

Onion broth is one of the cheapest and tastiest ways you can make meat free food. It utilizes what we might otherwise throw in the trash and turns it into something more delicious because of it. Making onion broth is so easy that I don't know why I didn't hear of this sooner. Save your onion skins, any greenish pieces you don't want and the root end too. Add these to a pot of plain tap water. Use about 1 cup of water per 1 medium onion discards. To this add 1/4 teaspoon salt. That's it. Simmer uncovered for at least 15 minutes. Longer if you like. The water will darken and become quite fragrant. You can also use garlic in the same way. Add the shells of cloves to the cooking water. If there are any puny cloves I'll just crush them and add to the pot with the shell still on. When you're broth is done cooking just remove the skins and waste pieces. I usually use a pair of tongs to do this. But a strainer can also be used. You should wind up with about

Really Easy Pan Potatoes

Want to cook potatoes super fast? It's easy. Cut them small. Really small. 1/4 inch chunks. Heat a large skillet over fairly high heat. Lube with some canola oil. Add potatoes. Salt generously. Stir to coat the spuds in the oil. Cover and let cook for about 10 minutes. Watch carefully. Times may vary. Remove cover. Stir. Continue cooking with lid off for another 5-7 minutes. Stirring occasional. Try to brown them as evenly as possible. Test one of the largest pieces. When it's tender remove all from the heat. Season with additional salt and some fresh ground pepper.