Three Filling Easy Meatless Ideas From LaLa Land

December 23rd, 2013

From Noelle Carter, The Los Angeles TimesLentil Barley Stew

Looking for rich and filling ideas for Meatless Monday? You might never guess these hearty recipes are vegetarian:

Lentil and barley stew: Craving something for cooler weather? This hearty lentil and barley stew comes together in less than an hour, using 10 simple ingredients plus seasoning, including onion, celery, carrot, dried rosemary, pearled barley and lentils.

Brussels sprout salad with mustard vinaigrette: This fun salad gets its crunch factor from blanched Brussels sprouts leaves, which work well tossed with colorful dried cranberries and blueberries and toasted whole almonds.

Rice with roasted cauliflower: This deceptively simple dish contains a wealth of layered flavors. Roasting the cauliflower concentrates the vegetable’s flavor while softening it to buttery tenderness, the rich caramelization complemented with a sprinkling of earthy curry powder.

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