When I want something filling, cheap, and that travels well to work, I make Mujadara. Mujadara is a Middle Eastern dish consisting of lentils, a grain, and roasted or caramelized onions.

I almost always use the recipe in Veganomicon because of it’s simplicity, and because I think the spices are spot-on. This time, however, I twisted things up a bit by adding chopped chipotle and adobo sauce to the caramelized onions. It added a great kick to the dish, and made it a little more exciting.

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Over the last week or so here in Asheville, the leaves have quickly turned from green to red, yellow, and orange. It’s quite beautiful. I wanted to share a few pictures with you.

My front yard
From the Blue Ridge Parkway
Another from the Parkway

I love fall. 🙂

 

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