I hope you’ve had a brilliant
tasty start to the new year. I hope you partied hard, rested, celebrated with loved ones and ate much delicious food.
It’s been (quietly) busy here as we begin the inevitable pack up of our home.
My little sister was in town and she was a superstar in helping me to pack. We came across many forgotten memories speaking of which, look at these happy kids!
It makes me look forward to creating great memories like this with my own little one soon, (3 months & counting now.) Third Trimester, here we come!
Moving is definitely a big enough change in itself. Yet to be moving cities & interstate and birth hospitals too… Let’s just say there’s a lot of paperwork!
I still look forward to a fresh start though, which is exactly what the new year is about!
To make this year even sweeter…..
…We got engaged!
I met the love of my life eight years ago and I feel so blessed to still be continuing the journey today.
I met you dear readers three years ago and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my stories, the journey & most importantly the food in 2015!
Speaking of food, here’s my take on the New Power Lunch, (aka) a tasty, yet simple Rice & Lentil pilaf.
Though it mightn’t be a #foodporn alert, I guarantee it’s still mighty tasty #food!
Rice & Lentil pilaf.
Serves 1, (20-25mins)
1/3 cup basmati rice
1/3 cup pre soaked Puy lentils (or used canned)
1/3 cup water
1-2 tbsp butter
1/4 brown onion diced
1 clove garlic
1 whole egg
Salt & pepper to taste.
Greens to garnish, I’ve used coriander
Melt the butter in a medium pot, over a medium heat.
Add the diced onion, along with a generous pinch of salt
Add the basmati rice, garlic clove
Sauté until fragrant.
Tip in the lentils & the 1/3 cup of water.
Cover pot with a lid and cook for 15 mins over a medium heat.
Set rice aside and cover with a tea towel to rest.
Pan fry the egg until golden & crispy.
Fluff pilaf rice with a fork, season to taste with salt & pepper.
Serve egg on top, with the greens for garnish & (devour!)