I love red grapes and lately I've been eating a lot of them. They're a great natural way of keeping your blood pressure down! And all those antioxidants! Honestly, I just feel so virtuous when I'm snacking on them.
So last week, I bought a big bag of organic ones. I was so excited to have them to snack on while I wrote.
Alas, they had some nasty muck on them.
It might have been mold. It might have been dirt. But the thought crossed my mind that it could also be bird poop, so there was no way I could enjoy them.
But waste not, want not.
So I decided to roast them after thoroughly washing!
I put a little coconut oil in a baking dish and put the washed grapes in it in a hot oven.
They were okay, but a little sweet.
So then I had this brainstorm.
I needed lunches for work, so I made a pot of brown rice and cooked another pot full of sprouted lentils.
I added some garam masala.
I added turmeric to the rice, but I don't recommend it. Pretty but the flavor was overwhelming.
When the rice and lentils were done, I mixed them together and added in the grapes.
The grapes were the perfect counterpoint to the rice/lentils mix. It tasted great warm and it also tasted terrific chilled.
|I sprinkled some toasted almonds on top!|