Yummy Recipes

5 May

We try to have a meat free meal at least a couple times a week as a way to save money and eat healthier.  Last night we made this yummy pasta dish from Martha Stewart.

(Photo and recipe curtosy of Martha Stewart.)

Pasta with Lentils and Arugula

Ingredients

Serves 6.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced (4 cups)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 12 ounces plum tomatoes, cored and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 12 ounces orecchiette pasta
  • 1 bunch (8 ounces) arugula, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cover, and cook until onions wilt, about 20 minutes. Uncover; raise heat to medium. Cook, stirring often, until onions are dark brown, 20 to 25 minutes more.
  2. Add 1/4 cup water; stir to loosen any browned bits from pan. Stir in tomatoes; remove from heat.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, cover lentils with water by 1 inch. Bring to a simmer. Cover; cook until lentils are tender but still holding their shape, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain; stir into onion mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook pasta in a pot of salted water until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot.
  5. Add lentil mixture, arugula, cheese, and reserved pasta water; toss. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with more cheese, if desired.

Then we followed that up with a delicious rhubarb pie.  The rhubarb is from my garden!  It was so fun to cook with something from our backyard.  The recipe is from all recipes.

Ingredients:
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
4 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
1 egg
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. Press the pie crust into a 9 inch pie pan. Spread rhubarb in an even layer in the bottom of the crust. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, white sugar, sour cream and 1/3 cup of flour until smooth. Pour over the rhubarb.
3. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of flour and brown sugar. Stir in melted butter until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the pie.
4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue to bake for 40 minutes, or until the edges have puffed, and the topping is golden. The center may still be slightly jiggly. Cool completely before slicing and serving.
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One Response to “Yummy Recipes”

  1. pbandj27 May 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    We’re looking for rhubarb recipes, so I think we just might try this one. I’m not really sure if Jay or I like rhubarb, but I bet it is tasty in this recipe.

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