40 days and 40 nights….

It’s Lent, pretty much the only religious practice I follow.

LV and I are giving up sugar, processed sugar. Don’t laugh too hard, we might make it a day or two. We stashed all the candy we had at our desk in empty cubes at work…hope we don’t get ants.

A foodie friend of mine at work is giving up meat, and all animal products….what! Enzo had this to say about all that crazy business:

photo 3

You can read more about her adventure, both with and without meat here

I made her a rice salad….

If you would like to try this tasty meatless dish you can download the recipe here.

Wild Rice Salad

4-Cups cooked Wild Rice
4-6 Celery Stalks, sliced thin
8-Green Onions, sliced
2-Cups Thawed frozen peas (petite size works best; do not cook)
1+ Cup Pine Nuts, not salted (toasted, see #2 below)
¾-1 Cup Dried Cranberries
½-cup chopped parsley
Salt/Pepper to taste

½ Cup Olive Oil
¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar, I used a white raspberry balsamic
Juice of half a Lemon
2 TBSP. Dijon Mustard
1 TBSP. Mixed dried herbs
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tsp. honey,
1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl gently mix cooked cooled rice, celery, green onions, parsley, peas, dried cranberries, pine nuts and dressing.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Chill completely before serving.
About these ads

3 thoughts on “40 days and 40 nights….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s