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Rice and Dal

From the Be Well Kitchen: Rice and Dal

I love cooking with lentils because they are so quick and easy. This recipe can be made in the slow cooker and is “one pot cooking” and warming comfort food at it’s best. Lentils are a great source of protein, fiber and iron. The soluble fiber in lentils helps to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar. Lentils are also a good source of folic acid and are considered a good food for supporting fertility.

Leftover Wraps

From the Be Well Kitchen: Leftover Wraps

Since being pregnant with my first child last year, I’ve become increasingly committed to ensuring our family is eating healthy, fresh food. Since then I’ve become one busy mama, so efficiency is now also incredibly important. I’m a big proponent of cooking once and eating twice, but it’s also nice to have some staple fridge clean-out meals in mind, ready to deploy when your leftovers are becoming unruly. Leftover wraps are one of my favorite solutions! The filling can be made with basically whatever’s on hand (rice, beans and veggies work great), and rolled up in cabbage, collard, kale, or any big leafy green.

Rajmah and Rice

Rajma and Rice Recipe

Rajma chawal (kidney beans and rice) is a favorite Indian dish in our house. The great thing about this dish is that it’s warming comfort food with tons of health benefits. Kidney beans are a vegetarian source of protein and iron. They have lots of fiber, which helps to keep your blood sugar from spiking after a meal. Kidney beans also have high levels of folate, magnesium and the trace mineral molybdenum which helps to detoxify sulfites.

Arsenic and Rice

Arsenic and Rice

Since the FDA released their first analytical results of arsenic in rice mid-September, I have received a multitude of questions, even from my mother! And when my mom asks, I answer. What is it? Arsenic is a compound found naturally in rocks, soil, water and air. Thanks to agriculture and industry—that has been happily using arsenic since the 1950’s—it is released into the environment whether we like it or not (let’s call this unnatural). Arsenic has no taste or smell and is typically part of other chemical compounds that are divided into two groups: