The Rabbit Hole Cafe and Food For Thought

Serving up delicious vegan meals and great company each Friday afternoon.

Recipes – Jan 14 2011 January 15, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — rabbitholecafe @ 11:04 pm
Red Lentil Stew (serves 5):

1Kg (about 2 lbs) Red Lentils
1 Kg (about 2 lbs) onions
1/3 kg (about 2/3 lb) white bulgur **
salt to taste
4 1/4 cups olive oil or canola oil

1-wash the brown lentils and make sure they’re clean.
2- put in a large pan and add water and let it boil.
3- take 3/4 of the onions and chop them finely (you can use the blender here)
4-put the chopped onions in a frying pan;add olive oil(or canola oil, but i prefer olive oil) and let the onion become brown in color.
5- when the onions are brown,add them to the  boiling lentils
6- in a separate pan, add the burgul, add olive oil, and fry till they are light in color.
7-take the burgul out and add it to the lentils. CAUTION: ADD THE BULGUR SLOWLY BECAUSE THE HOT OIL EXPLODES WHEN ADDED TO WATER!!!
8- add salt and let the whole mixture simmer for 40 min.
9- take the rest of the onions, slice them and fry them separately. these will be used as garnish.

**the ratio of lentil to bulgur is 3:1( i.e for every 3 cups of lentils,you add 1 cup of burgul)

Cabbage salad (serves 5):

1 medium white cabbage
2 lemons
pinch of salt
3/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves of garlic

1-chop the cabbage into fine strips
2-crush the garlic cloves and add the lemon juice and salt ; mix together and add over the cabbage.
3- add olive oil over the whole thing and stir.

Chocolate cake (serves 8):

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add the oil, vanilla, vinegar and water. Mix together until smooth.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool


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