My mother and I went into the kitchen together today.
My mom cooked, I watched and took pictures. I like this kind of vacation.
But rather than just sharing the pictures, I will also share the recipe for a simple lentil soup.
Start with one cup of red split lentils. Rinse them well.
Mother's kitchen gadgets include this lentil colander (it is kind of practical and I wonder why it may not work for rice as well? I should ask before I leave).
Add the lentils to a pot, along with half cup of rice (Egyptian or Italian), cover with water and an onion.
Bring to a boil and then let simmer until all is cooked.
When almost cooked, add a quarter cup olive oil, let is simmer a bit more and it is ready to serve.
Two things to serve with this soup.
First, lemon juice; even though this lemon, picked up a day or two earlier off a tree close by, is too juicy and large to waste as a juicing lemon.
The other thing you eat with this soup is grilled pita bread.
You can eat it or crunch it into it. Either way, the end result is a really tasty, healthy simple lunch.
Give it a try.