As I mentioned yesterday, I made the Red Lentil Dal from the Happy Herbivore cookbook for my roommate and other friend last night. I made it almost identical to the recipe, except instead of using dry red lentils, I used organic canned lentils I had leftover.
Other than some minor issues (our stove is not even, so for the first step where you cook the onions and garlic in water until they’re translucent, it took a while because the water kept pooling in one small corner of the pan) and that it seemed to take a long time for the water/liquid to cook out, I thought it came out really well! In fact, the only complaint we had was that Kelly, my roommate, had not cooked the rice long enough so it was a little crunchy. Luckily, I was not in charge of rice-cooking, so my vegan dish was not blamed for the “crunchy rice.” Continue reading
Today’s post starts out with an interesting email I received from my Mom, regarding beets. Here it is in its entirety:
“Baked Beets are truly delish but what happens afterward is a mind blower! I made a beet in the oven and ended up eating the whole thing on Tuesday for my lunch in a delish salad with goat cheese and roasted pecans with romaine lettuce! So 3 hours later, I went to the ladies room and thought I was peeing blood! This continued all night and all this morning so I googled it and this is what I found!
Beets change the color of your pee and your poop. The exciting part is when you eat beets, three hours later you forgot you had beets, and you pee purple and you go oh my gaaaaa but then you remember, then you forget again and by morning you’re pooping purple and freak out again. It is normal for beets to do that. In fact, eating beets has really great effects on your health, they are very very good for you. In addition to that, you can actually test how your system works: eat beets, and see how long it takes for the colour to appear in pee/poop. That way, you’ll know how long your body takes to digest things.
To summarize: you’re ok and there is nothing wrong. Just normal reaction to beets
So was I relieved! Have a great day!“