Thai Lentil Soup

A tasty and hearty soup with a little kick, enjoy.

1 T. Olive Oil

1 Lg. onion, chopped

2 tsp. garlic, minced

2 tsp. paprika

2 tsp. coriander

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. red chili paste

1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 135 oz can coconut milk

4 1/2 cups water

2 1/2 cups red lentils (rinsed)

2 tsp. lime juice

2 or 3 scallions, thinly sliced for garnish

salt to taste

  1. In large pot, saute onions in olive oil until translucent. Add garlic, paprika, coriander, red chili paste, chili flakes, and salt. Saute for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add lentils. Simmer 20-25 min.,stirring frequently or the lentils will stick to the pan. Simmer until lentils are soft and soup has thickened.
  4. Add the lime juice and garnish with scallions.

 

Magic Turmeric Tea

With the nasty bug going around, this is a must do. If you don’t like garlic it may be hard to swallow but otherwise, it is quite tasty and will help to keep the cold at bay. This recipe is from The Endless Meal.

Ingredients:

Juice from 1 lemon

11/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger root

1 tsp grated fresh turmeric root

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 small garlic clove, grated with microplane

1 bag of green tea (optional)

1 tsp honey

Place all the ingredients into a mug and fill with nearly boiling water. Let the tea steep for 2-3 minutes then remover the bag and sip away. Keep your spoon handy and stir before each sip to mix up the ingredients.

A great trick is to keep both the ginger and turmeric root in your freezer until needed. It will keep it from going limp and also make it easier to grate.

Here’s to your health!

The spirits of Thanksgiving

Here are some fantastic wine & beer recommendations for Thanksgiving and beyond! This particular selection has great versatility with all types of food pairing.

2016 Foris “Dry” Gewürztraminer: “Gewurz” means herb and spice. This wine is produced in Rouge Valley, Oregon. It’s delicate in weight, bone dry with flavors of peach, white nectarine, and lychee nut.  Pairs well with; turkey, fish, and all vegetarian options.

2015 Big Fire Pinot Gris: Another gem from Oregon. This wine is produced in stainless steel and see no oak at all. It shows ample texture on the palate. Flavors burst of peach, Anjou pear, and honeydew. Pairs well with; turkey, pork, and gamier poultry.

2015 Primarius Pinot Noir: This Pinot Noir is a show stopper. It blindly drinks twice the price! Big Notes of bing cherries accented by subtle undertones of clove and cinnamon. Pairs well with; turkey, beef, fish, and mild cheeses.

2016 Cirelli Montepulciano D’ Abruzzo “organic”: This is a bright youthful wine that is medium bodied to full bodied. Fresh strawberries, ripe raspberries and refreshing acidity exude from this wine. Pairs well with; turkey, beef, pork, and all vegetarian options.

Boothbay  Craft Brewery Thirsty Botanist IPA: This is a true styled New England IPA. The hops lead the flavor from start to finish. Notes consist of grapefruit, peach, guava, and tangerine. The weight and texture gives the ale bread crust and honey accents. Pairs well with; Turkey!

Portersfield “Dry” Ciders: a gluten-free libation from our neighbor in Pownal. Both ciders consist of American heirloom apples. These ciders are both dry. The original is the traditional flavor, and the Aronia is berried flavor that has elderberry and Aronia juice. Pairs well with; turkey and great conversation!

Wheatgrass Pineapple Smoothie with Turmeric

makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c. raw coconut water                             1 tsp. wheatgrass powder

1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest                       1/4 tsp. spirulina powder

1/4 c. fresh lemon juice                                  1/4 tsp. ground turmeric (or fresh)

1 c. baby spinach                                            pinch of black pepper

1/2 c. fresh mint leaves                                   3 c. frozen pineapple

1 Tbs. kale powder

To make:

In blender, combine all ingredients and run on high for 30-60 seconds, until well blended.

New Year New Sign

Our new sign is complete! A big shout out to a group of North Yarmouth guys who made it happen. Thank you to Brett with Maine Post and Beam, Chris with Bourgeois Sign & Design and Dave with DiBiase & Sons Masonry. We love it! When Spring arrives, we will be sure to have our landscaper Chris (another North Yarmouther) with Horizon Landscapes & Design add the finishing touches.