If you are new to this blog or haven’t been following me for a very long time, then maybe you don’t know the ugly truth. I am French! France… you know, this European country where people love sharing a three hour-meal on the weekends, are grumpy in the subway and eat cheese at almost every meal? There, you have it ;) It would appear that I myself forgot momentarily that I was French (or I’m just too well integrated in Australia) because Bastille Day totally slipped my mind. You know, the French National Day? This last 14th of July, I was peacefully watching the news when the journalist started talking about the famous military parade that takes place every year on the Champs Elysees. Say what? Is it really Bastille Day already?! My blog posts are scheduled several weeks in advance so it was way too late to do a French-themed week on NEC. The most ironic thing is that I forgot Bastille Day, even though I have French cuisine on my mind a lot these days as I’m working hard on the writing of my eCookbook Et Voila. So this recipe is my belated way of celebrating the French national day!
Lentil Salads are quite popular in France. This easy lentil bell pepper salad is actually the vegetarian cousin of the more traditional recipe made with bacon and tomato that I’ll share in my eCookbook. It’s a dish you can easily make ahead, which makes it perfect for a picnic on the beach (or anywhere else), a potluck or a lunch to take to the office. This salad is loaded with veggies and sprinkled with a little bit of [Read more...]