Category Archives: Whole Grain

Yellow Rice with Raisins


Don and I hosted a gathering for the CISR Senior Manager’s Course on Sunday. It was interesting and fun. We are grateful for all our friends, new and old, who attended! About 25 people came to our house for dinner, … Continue reading

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Quinoa, Fruit & Nuts Salad


I enjoy finding and making delicious new recipes. Because I often take these new foods to work where we have some employees with wheat allergies and others who are vegetarian, I also try to find recipes that are wheat-free and … Continue reading

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Quinoa & Black Bean Casserole


I spent the day with Erin and my new grandson Andrew. I have been trying to help out at the house by allowing her to get a bit of rest while I take care of the baby and make dinner. … Continue reading

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Ayman’s Mother’s Rice (aka Egyptian Rice)


During 2005, Ayman Sorour, a senior manager from Egypt who works in the field of landmine action, was attending  a five-week training session at James Madison University (where I work) in Harrisonburg, Virginia (US). He was very hungry for his homeland food … Continue reading

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Mental Lentil Soup


When our younger daughters were growing up, they were not fond of trying new foods. Don and I both love Lentil Soup, but Roni and Nessa did not like it. They called it Mental Soup. Don made a variation of this … Continue reading

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Egyptian Lentils & Pasta


I was looking for something tasty and vegetarian tonight for dinner. I found this traditional Middle Eastern dish in Moosewood Restaurant New Classics, one of my favorite cookbooks. It is a meal that is found everywhere in Egypt. Egyptian Lentils & … Continue reading

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Lentil/Sweet Potato Salad


This is a light and unique salad that is full of flavor. It is good either warm or cold. Lentil/Sweet Potato Salad Serves 8 1 pound of lentils 2 large sweet potatoes 1 Gala apple (cored and diced) 3 green … Continue reading

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Barley with Green Beans Parmesan


I am a Type 2 Diabetic. I’ve discovered that if I eat mostly vegetarian meals, I can better maintain my blood sugar. Over the weekend I did some research into the Eat Right for Your Blood Type diet. I am … Continue reading

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Curried Quinoa


Whenever I bring food to the office to share, I try to bring food that everyone can and will eat. That can be challenging since we have several vegetarians, a couple of people who are allergic to gluten, and a … Continue reading

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Barley Risotto


When I was diagnosed as diabetic, I began to look for interesting, tasty whole-grain dishes that are low in fat. Barley Risotto is a very filling and delicious dish. It can be used as a  side dish or as the … Continue reading

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