There was just something about this recipe that spoke to me. It was simple. I had the ingredients on hand. Mujadarah Stuffed Peppers are perfect for a meat free meal!
A little snippet about the SRC (Secret Recipe Club). You sign up to be a member here. Once you’re accepted, then you have to sign up to participate every month. Once a month you are paired with a fellow blogger. You peruse their blog, drool over their recipes, and have difficulty selecting one recipe to make from their blog. You can either make it ver batim or morph it into something new. I’m a morpher. I’ll see a title or a picture and say, “Hm….That looks like it should taste like this.” BUT not with SRC. I make the recipe and then … like I said…Morph it!
Back to A. Okay…disclaimer. My step-father is Jewish and I love him dearly. It’s been an interesting challenge trying to cook at Mom’s house and making one Thanksgiving meal as Kosher as I possibly could, being a gentile. I gotta say, that kosher turkey was pretty skimpy. At least I had some coaching from a customer that I knew was Jewish and explained how to look for parve items. Had I not known that it would have been interesting trying to serve what I had cooked up.
Anyway, to me it’s like problem solving. Mom and A have two sets of silverware, cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc. How do you make your usual items with diary as dairy-free? Pieces of a puzzle that come together to make a meal. Omit this, add that. It’s a science. I’m always amazed at how she has adapted, but then again, they have been together a while.
Me, on the other, could not IMAGINE life without crab or lobster! No cheese in my burger. NO BACON! Well, he doesn’t do bacon or sausage even if it is turkey. Something about the concept he can’t quite get past.
Oh yeah. Back to Oh! You Cook! I went through the whole blog, again, because I didn’t want to miss anything. There are some items earmarked on my spreadsheet because I don’t want to tip anyone off by pinning anything. I’m sneaky like that. So, I’ll be pinning about 8 or 10 recipes after this posts. LOL
There was just something about this recipe that spoke to me. It was simple. I had the ingredients on hand. There were lentils that needed cooking. I ALWAYS have rice and onions. It would be something to easily convert to a #MeatlessMonday meal. I’m always on the lookout for those. It’s not all that easy to not stick to the usual pasta and portobellos. I don’t want to drop the #MeatlessMonday because it gets too boring.
Man. Can I get side tracked! Dena has some DELICIOUS looking recipes on her blog. I did have difficulty picking one recipe to cook. the brisket sliders look mouth wateringly fabulous. I’m sure I will be making the kugel. It’s one of those things on my bucket list. Yes, I know it’s not difficult, I just never got around to committing to making one. Like latkes. I haven’t made those…ever.
Nope. Never. Which is strange because I LOVE potatoes and they’re like hash browns. *shrugs*
This recipe is made in parts. I did the onions Sunday. I put the lentils in a bowl to soak while I was at work and had the rice cooker making the rice (LOVE that thing!!) while we were on our way home. When we got home, I cooked the lentils, steamed the peppers, and then tossed it all together. I stuffed the peppers and baked them! S said it wasn’t enough for dinner, so we had some green beans to go with the peppers. He’s a man. I forget. Sometimes I think I need to eat as much as him. That’s a WHOLE other blog post…
Anyway, I loved this recipe and I’m sure I’ll be making it again for some other #MeatlessMonday recipe or as a side dish. It’s very similar to the Kushari I made recently. In fact, Wiki lists them together in the post about Mujadarah. No. I’m not calling this a world so much as it is cooking a religion. Hm..now there’s an idea!