Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 27th 2014 Contents Meatless Mondays, the foodie craze
which encourages people to abstain
from eating meat on Mondays, is
becoming more mainstream. This has one way
for meat eaters to have an occasional glimpse
into the vegetarian lifestyle.
It’s a good thing, because too much meat puts
a burden on our kidneys and digestive systems.
Meat is acidic and too much can cause toxicity
in our systems. So it’s a good idea to help our
bodies by taking time to reboot and neutralise the
Vegetarian meals can be very delicious, satisfying
and nutritious. Meat can be easily replaced with
dried peas and beans, tofu, and even brown rice.
You can also make hearty bean soups or even
enjoy boiled provisions, stewed peas and veggies
for a wonderful satisfying meal. Once you realise
how good you feel after a meatless meal I’m sure
you will be hooked!
And by the way, if you can’t make your Mondays
meatless, you can do it on any other day of the
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1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp geera seeds
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 onions, chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and cut into cubes
1 small carrot, peeled and cut into cubes
1 cup bodi or green beans cut into one inch pieces
2 cups cauliflower segments
1 tsp ground geera
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
2 cups brown rice
3 cups vegetable broth
1/2 hot pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro or chadon beni
Wash rice and drain.
In a saucepan, heat oil, add geera seeds and fry
them until they begin to pop, add garlic and
onion, sauté until fragrant.
Add vegetables and sauté, add spices and cook
stirring well to coat vegetable pieces with spices.
Add rice and papper.
Add broth and cook to bubbling stage.
Cover, lower heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
Sprinkle with fresh shadow beni and serve.
BROWN RICE PULLAO
FOR THE CRUST
11/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
7 tbsp butter
2 tbsp ice water
Raw chick peas for weighting the
FOR THE FILLING
1/2 lb dried black beans, picked
over, soaked overnight and drained
1 bay leaf
1 white onion
2 tbsp thick yogurt
2 cloves garlic
1, 10 ounce can whole kernel corn,
1/2 cup chopped chives
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 sweet bell pepper, seeded and
2 red pimentos, seeded and
1 hot pepper, seeded and chopped
11/2 cups grated cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander or
Salt and freshly ground pepper to
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a bowl of a food processor or
with a pastry blender blend or
pulse together flour, spices and
Add butter and pulse just until
butter is the size of small peas.
Add ice water and blend until water
is incorporated and mixture forms a
Press dough evenly into the bottom
and sides of a 10 inch tart pan with
a removable bottom, and chill for 15
minutes or overnight.
Line shell with foil and fill with raw
chickpeas. Bake shell in middle of
oven until edges are set, about 8 to
Carefully remove foil and chickpeas
and continue baking for a further
10 minutes until golden.
In a large sauce pan combine black
beans, bay leaf, white onion, and a
pinch of brown sugar.
Cover with water and simmer until
tender, about 2 hours. Add more
water if needed.
Drain beans, discard bay leaf and
In a food processor puree 1 cup
beans with yogurt and garlic,
season with salt and black pepper
In a large bowl combine corn,
remaining beans, chives, red onion,
peppers and cheese.
Season with salt and pepper.
Spread bean puree evenly onto
crust, mound with remaining filling
Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is
melted. Cool in pan before
Sprinkle with coriander and serve.
BLACK BEAN and CORN TART in a CHILI CRUST
As its 75th anniversary approaches,
Gone With the Wind is again being cel-
ebrated as a timeless movie classic. But
now, even the film’s distributor ac-
knowledges the Civil War epic’s por-
trayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.
Gone With the Wind will be screened
this weekend in 650 theatres nation-
wide, broadcast Monday by Turner
Classic Movies and reissued Tuesday in
a lavish home-video box set, including
a music box, an embroidered handker-
chief and more than 8 hours of bonus
To produce something new for yet
another GWTW box set, Warner Bros
Home Entertainment brought in film-
maker and historian Gary Leva.
“There’s been a ton of stuff about the
making of the film,” Leva recalls the
studio telling him. “Can you give us a
deeper look at how the movie portrays
the Civil War?”
Leva responded with the 30-minute
documentary Old South/New South,
which drew a surprisingly frank con-
clusion for a studio-commissioned
commemorative project: One of the
world’s all-time great films also has
great shortcomings. (AP)
Gone With The Wind celebrates 75th anniversary
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