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Old 05-31-2013, 10:05 PM   #11
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Some sort of grain would go well with it. Curried couscous salad or a rice pilaf with vegetables mixed in, such as mushrooms, green peas, scallions, etc., plus sliced almonds or another type of nut.
I worry that there will be too many grains; since the stuffing features lentils.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:15 PM   #12
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How about a small baby spinach salad with a few nuts, and a sweet curried vinaigrette?
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:22 PM   #13
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I worry that there will be too many grains; since the stuffing features lentils.
Lentils are not grains, they're legumes - totally different!
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:28 PM   #14
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Thanks, that sounds like a great idea, but I may have to use frozen peas

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Nothing wrong with frozen peas! They're fresher than fresh, unless you picked them from your garden. Enjoy!
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:30 PM   #15
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Nothing wrong with frozen peas! They're fresher than fresh, unless you picked them from your garden. Enjoy!
+1! Especially the "petite" or baby peas.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #16
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Are the lentils cooked before you use them??
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #17
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Are the lentils cooked before you use them??
Yes. I had bell peppers from Costco and had blanched them because I didn't want them to go bad; but I had to use them! I also had a batch of lentils I'd made a week earlier and, again, I had to use them! So I concocted this recipe that turned out so well that I decided to invite some friends over to share them.
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^^ Love when serendipity happens in the kitchen like that. =) They sound great.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:21 AM   #19
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Two recipes come to mind, Fire and Ice relish or Sweet Hot Corn Relish.

Both recipes came from a wonderful home cook named Marion Cunningham.

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Chef Tess Bakeresse: Sweet and Hot Corn Relish
mrs.c! really!

are the fonz, potsy, and ralph on board with this?

i like the patty pan squash idea (roasted or steamed) around the outside, set in a bed of shredded/savory dressed lightly steamed kale, rainbow swiss chard, and frsh frissee salad for contrast.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:18 PM   #20
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Welcome to DC, Mike.

Couscous sounds good to me, as well. You could roast and stuff tomatoes w/ the couscous mixture.

Another idea for a side is orzo salad. Cook and drain your orzo, and you can add just about anything you like. i.e.: halved grape or cherry tomatoes in assorted colors, diced red onion, chopped marinated artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, cheese (optional) fresh herbs & vinaigrette dressing.

For a starter, how about avocado & tomato bruschetta.

http://www.marthastewart.com/316535/...avocado-toasts
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