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October 14, 2013

Curried Lentil and Rice Loaves from Martha Stewart

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Curried Lentil and Rice Loaves



Today reminded me that I'm not in my 20's anymore. Since my oldest had the day off school I thought it would be a good day to paint the ceiling in our dining room. The last time I had painted a ceiling was 7 years ago when I was in my late 20's. This evening I am sore, very sore. What was relatively painless in my 20's is an entirely different story in my middle 30's. I'm positive tomorrow is going to be a day for painkillers and my neck and back are not going to be happy. It's days like today that remind me that I have gotten older. On a daily basis I tend to forget my age, but when a task that was easy 10 years ago takes twice as long and makes me feel twice as bad I remember that I'm not the same early 20 year old I was before kids. I also remind myself that that's okay. I might take a little longer and feel a little more sore, but I'm also smart enough to know how to do something right the first time due to the wisdom I have gained with age. I would much rather be where I am now, being in my 20's was confusing and tiring. In my 30's I am older, wiser, and happier. I know who I am and can stand up for myself with no qualms. My younger self was quick to judge, talked first, thought later and could be more than a little selfish. My 30 year old self is pretty great, I listen first, talk later, look at most situations from all angles and have the wisdom to know how to deal with most situations. So tomorrow as I take a few aspirin with my morning coffee I will smile knowing that even though I am older, I am also only getting better with age. Now on to the recipe! Tonight I tried a new recipe for Curried Lentil and Rice Loaves from the Martha Stewart website.
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Cabell Huntington Hospital Huntington, WV

This recipe has 12 ingredients. It takes 1 hour 50 minutes of total time, 25 minutes of which is active and makes 1 large loaf or 3 mini loaves. I did make a number of changes to the original recipe. First I was out of curry powder. So instead I used a mixture of the spices I already had on hand to make homemade curry powder. I love making my own spice blends and they are oftentimes cheaper than the pre-made varieties. For the rice I used arborio and homemade black beans instead of canned. Make sure to let the loaf sit after cooking in order that the loaf doesn't fall apart when sliced.
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Harris Riverfront Park Huntington, WV

My husband isn't a big fan of meatless meals. He did however, like this recipe. It had the right amount of salt and I added cayenne to my curry powder so the loaf had a nice amount of heat. Finding vegetarian recipes that my family will actually eat can be really hard. This recipe was nice since everyone in my family ate it without complaints.

For the recipe go to Curried Lentil and Rice Loaves.

Curried Lentil and Rice Loaves

Recipe Type: Main
Summary:
A vegetarian recipe for Curried Lentil and Rice Loaves. Full of lentils, black beans and curry powder.
Preparation Time: 0h, 25m
Cooking Time: 1h, 0m
Total Time: 1h, 50m
Yield: Serves 8

10 comments:

  1. My age reminder is gardening. I can't get back up as fast as I used to be able to, but that's okay too. ;)

    I remember my 30's being nice. And now I'm 43 and the 40's are nice too. :)

    Thanks for the unique recipe share!

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    1. I hear you on the gardening. My knees don't like to get up and down as much as they did in my 20's :)

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  2. What a great way to look at age. I'm only a few months from 30, but you're right in the fact that the wisdom you gained can make you happier. My twenties have been great, but they were full of business and stress. I must say that right now I'm a lot happier than I probably ever have been.

    What an interesting recipe. It's so different from anything I have tried before. My DH isn't picky about meat being in the meal, but he thinks I'm crazy because I can't eat a meat without some type of side. There's just no pleasing those guys sometimes. ;-)

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    1. My 30's are much less stressful than my 20's. There were way too many things to stress out about :)

      I agree with you about sides, I love them too!

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  3. I love being in my 30's, even if I feel physically like an old bag sometimes. I'd love to try this recipe, it sounds different and really tasty.

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  4. I love being in my 30's albeit late 30's. I find that I'm more mellow with age, I listen more, talk less and I'm a lot more patient too. That would not have been me 15 years ago. We're big fans of both lentils and curry here at this house. My daughter is vegetarian and she's always looking for new dishes to make. I'm going to introduce her to this one. We might have this as our meatless meal for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. I am a lot more mellow too. I was a little high strung in my 20's :) I was a vegetarian for almost 10 years and I remember how hard it was to find great recipes. I love that you make dishes for her, what a great mom!

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  5. Oh sweetie, giggle wait till your my age,. Now come on over and help me paint my kitchen, giggle. So happy you shared this at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop last week. Hope to see you link up again this week! ♥

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    1. Don't worry I know I'm still 'young' just my body is aging :) It doesn't help that my knees are already shot from dancing and marathons when I was younger. I was told at 30 that I will need knee replacement in my 40's which is no good! Thanks for hosting :)

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