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Brussels Sprouts and Lentil Rice
Serves 4 Ingredients
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• • 1 onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
1 cup (215 g) Puy lentils, rinsed and drained
2 cups (500 ml) chicken broth 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) strained tomatoes
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried mustard
1/2 tsp celery salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 cup (100 g) parboiled longgrain rice
1/4 cup (10 g) fresh parsley leaves, chopped
5 1/2 cups (675 g) Brussels sprout leaves
In a large skillet over medium1. high heat, brown the onion,
celery and garlic in half of the oil (2 tbsp/30 ml). Add the lentils, broth, strained tomatoes and spices. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the rice, cover again and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked but still slightly firm. Let rest for 5 minutes uncovered. Add the parsley.
2. With two racks in the middle position, preheat the oven to 400F (200C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 3. Scatter the Brussels sprout leaves on the sheets. Drizzle with the remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake both sheets for 12 to 15 minutes or until the leaves are lightly golden brown.
4. When ready to serve, place the Brussels sprout leaves on top of the rice and lentils.
(March 21-April 19) You might opt to let go of pressure and judgments. Flow with the moment, and attempt to clean up after an unexpected event that might have thrown some of your life structure into chaos. A respected friend or family member could be unusually stern. Tonight: Christen the weekend.
(April 20-May 20) Your creativity emerges, causing you to change direction. You might want to slow down some, as you likely don’t have all the facts. Seeking out someone with more expertise could set you back, as this person might not be readily available. Tonight: Be as naughty as you want!
(May 21-June 20) You could be unusually quiet and withdrawn. A partner or loved one might be misreading the source of a situation as well as your attitude. As a result, you might not be particularly forthcoming. Your closeness does not support clearing up an issue. Tonight: Head home early.
(June 21-July 22) You want to get past a problem and understand what is happening with various people surrounding you. You might feel as if someone is misreading you. Attempt to stay open and have a discussion to help others be in the same mental space as you. Tonight: Have an important chat.
(July 23-Aug. 22)
Get past a misunderstanding. Prevent a hassle by confirming a meeting place and time when making plans. Extra effort on your part could make all the difference in all facets of your life. You might want to make it an early night. Tonight: Accept that you are not the Energizer Bunny.
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You are coming from a different mental space than many of the people around you. You also communicate in a very different way. Verify that you are on the same page as a partner. In the long run, events and discussions will run more smoothly. Tonight: Get together with a friend.
Leo Virgo Libra
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You might be mulling over an ongoing issue as you seek out answers. You also might decide not to share as much as usual, at least until you’ve sorted through all the facts. Remain sensitive to an older person who seems a bit off or closed down. Tonight: Do what works best for you.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Zero in on a work-related matter. You smile, and another person responds, perhaps with the exception of a grouchy roommate or family member. Maintain a levelheaded perspective, and understand where others’ energy is stemming from. Tonight: Meet up with loved ones.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You often are flamboyant, but right now you are efficient and serious. You might not have your normal tolerance for chitchat and sharing news. Clear out your responsibilities and mandatory to-dos. You have more to share than others thought possible. Tonight: Out late.
Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Reach out to a friend or loved one who lives at a distance. You could feel confused by everything you are hearing. Be clear about your choices. You might get together with a favorite person in the near future. You could be moodier than you realize. Tonight: Say yes to an offer.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You could be exhausted from doing what a partner requests. You like relating to this person in general, but you might sense a demanding attitude that could revolve around time-sensitive issues. Tonight: Make it a party.
(Feb. 19-March 20) Defer to a partner or loved one. Often you miss a detail or two, especially when it comes to making plans. The other party involved might feel as though he or she can take the lead, so hand this person the reins. Tonight: Do what makes you smile!