I wish each of you a truly happy, healthy and joyous 2012!!
2011 was a big year for me – I hit a milestone birthday and completed my degree in Dietetics!
Like most people I ended 2011 reflecting upon what I’d accomplished and what I wanted to pursue in 2012 – and it’s no surprise that “food” figured pretty heavily in my plans! One of my resolutions was to include more vegetarian fare in my diet. Looking around the web I discovered that I am not alone in vowing to “eat better ” in the coming year.
In fact, this goal always ranks in the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions! Maybe that’s because just about everyone is feeling a little guilty about all their holiday indulgences or because their pants are feeling just a bit tighter than they did in October. But whatever the reason, it seems everyone is looking for a nutritious and healthy start to the New Year… so I decided to start it off with this unusual Celeriac and Lentil Salad with Hazelnuts and Mint. The recipe comes from “Plenty – Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi” by Yotam Ottolenghi – and the recipes in this book definitely live up to the title.
The combination of celeriac and lentils isn’t one I would have thought of… but it works.. deliciously. I served it warm with a simple green salad and my Green Goddess Dressing. It was simple, it was easy … and deliciously nutritious!!