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Red Lentil Tomato Bulgur/Burghul Pilaf


Knock. Knock… Hope you have not left.  I missed all of you very much.  It’s been too long since my last post.  I have lots of reasons why it took me too long to come back… shopping, holidays, New Year, family, kids, work, stress, laziness, sadness, confusion… should I say more?

Happy New Year even though we are already coming close to February.  I want to wish all of you a year of fortune, happiness and health.  I feel like the days are passing way too fast for me to catch up.  I want to do so much, but yet seem so out of shape.  I was thinking of adding some exercise in my life to feel more energized and better throughout the day, but can’t seem to work out a great time yet.    My current schedule is wake up at 6:15 , dropping off the kids to school at  school 7:40, then head to work, then back to picking up the kids… I am not back home until 6:30/7pm.  By the time they are in bed, I am too beat to do much.  I was thinking of working out during my lunch break, but it’s just a thought for now.  As far as my cooking… I have been trying out some new dishes; and at times speed cook  in no time feed for survival.  My focus has been to cook more healthier dishes, but also make sure we all splurge.  Do not like self deprivation.   I want to make sure my girls grow up loving fruits and veggies as much as french fries or chocolate.

I hope to catch up with all of you and get back to the normal blogging routine.  In the mean time, if you have any great tips for gaining energy, or finding time for exercise, please share them with me.  I would love to hear your thoughts.

Sending you big hugs and a quick & healthy dish for a weeknight meal and a healthy start for the year!


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  • http://happywhennothungry.wordpress.com/ Happy When Not Hungry

    This looks so healthy and delicious! Love your photo too :-)

  • Becky

    Glad to see that you’re back. Your Lentil/Bulgur pilaf looks so hearty and delicious. Just perfect for -20 below wind chills that we are having!

  • http://www.mission-food.com Victoria

    Welcome back!! Hope you enjoyed the holidays! I made a similar red lentil and rice pilaf over Christmas, love the combination :)

  • Suchitra Vaidyaram

    oh wow, this is a wonderful recipe- looks inviting and delicious!

  • Frombuenosairestoparis

    Glad to see you back Adelina !!! Mmmm! I’m sure this dish is enough to get you back on your feet again!! I could certainly use it too !!!

  • http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com/ torviewtoronto

    looks wonderfully delicious and healthy

  • http://kathrynlovett.com Kathy

    Welcome back. Happy New Year! This recipe sounds delicious.

  • Veggiesinmybelly

    This looks wonderful!

  • Anna

    Oh Girl, I know what you mean, the end of last year I was burned out. Trying to do too much, and forgetting all about my health. That didn’t work well at all. But if anything I made a promise to myself to stop when feeling overwhelmed take a deep breath and chill. blogging should be something fun, not another job. I’m pretty sure all the other bloggers will understand if we are not exactly on time. I’m glad you back thou, I missed you. Your pilaf looks yummy, and gilt free, have a great weekend.

  • Nicole@thedirtyoven

    Looking good and healthy. Thanks for sharing. Love love love it!

  • http://comowater.com Tiffany

    This looks so healthy and delicious!

  • http://www.orangeblossomwater.net Dimah

    Welcome back. That looks tempting and delicious!

  • Epicureanaspirations

    Love bulghur pilav and red lentils. Great combination!

  • http://twitter.com/ProChef360 ProChef360

    Looks awesome. I will give this a whirl and let you know how I got along.

    Happy cooking,


  • http://www.cooksbookblog.com Marisa

    Missed you Adelina! Glad you are back with this tasty and exotic pilaf dish. Happy New Year!

  • http://themomchef.blogspot.com The Mom Chef

    It’s so good to have you back! This does look absolutely wonderful. I adore red lentils and think you’ve got a perfect combination.

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com Monet

    I’m glad to see you! I have been missing all your tasty recipes, and this pilaf is certainly a dish that was meant to be shared! Thank you for sharing another tasty recipe with me. Have a Sunday full of laughter, love and plates of good food!

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Thanks Anna! I think you’re pretty right on. I enjoy blogging very much, but at times it can get overwhelming.

  • http://darjeelingdreams.blogspot.com/ Indie.tea

    Hmm, that sounds so good. And warm and comforting for this wintry weather!

  • http://www.blackbookkitchendiaries.wordpress.com Blackbookkitchendiaries

    my husband love red lentil and so i know this would make him happy.. sounds so yummy thank you for sharing this and have a nice day



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