Monday, February 1, 2016
Happy International Year of Pulses! (#IYP2016)
Yup, it’s a thing.
Annually, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations selects one particular crop or food group on which to focus attention, and this year it’s all about pulses; learn more about the health, sustainability, and food production aspects here. We’ve now entered month two, and I’m here to help you celebrate with a wonderful soup.
This dish has recently been on my mind, as it’s a recipe included in Superfoods, currently on sale. It’s a winter favorite with its warm spices and hearty bite. And it’s fitting not only for #IYP2016, but also for Meatless Monday—which is also a thing. It’s taken off so much so that it even had a global presence at the recent climate change talks in Paris (#COP21), with a clever “Less Meat=Less Heat” slogan. Happily, more people than ever are making the connection between their food choices and our environment, something I’ve been talking and teaching about for 20 years.
I hope you pick up a copy of Superfoods, since it has more recipes than this one (that aren’t on my blog). In the meantime, click here to watch my short cooking video on how to make Moroccan red lentil soup, and enjoy!