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:
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
- Whisk together dressing ingredients.
- 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.