So what’s the best part of being in the blog world? Getting to read all the wonderful stuff out there.
It’s fine to sit and write about stuff yourself, but I think it is WAY more fun to read about and try other people’s stuff!
But how do you FIND other stuff? Well, I didn’t get it at first, but then I caught on. When people read YOUR stuff……and goodness only knows how they came upon it………but then they hit the “LIKE” button or better yet, they leave a comment, then you see them there.
And then you get curious as to just WHO is reading your stuff…..so you hit the link to them and get to their blog…..then you check out their stuff.
And around and around it goes! It’s fascinating really! It’s like having friends all over the world who share your interests or turn you on to stuff you never knew about!
So it happened the other day that someone from the blog
HEALTHY MODERATION said that she liked one of my posts, so of course I went to visit her!
And she is a girl after my own heart who enjoys the Lebanese food and has posted some lovely recipes.
I found one that I had never heard of called Mjadara that I just HAD to try!
Most Lebanese food that I am familiar with has big strong flavours from spices or garlic and lemon but this dish is very gentle and mild, very comforting and hearty.
Actually it reminds me of a Lebanese version of an Ayurvedic ( ancient Hindu system of traditional medicine) dish called Khichdi, an East Indian rice and lentil comfort food dish. But it is also used in healing. People with maladies would eat nothing but this, or be on a “khichdi fast” because it is so gentle it helps to restore health.
But then she paired the Mjadara with Cabbage Salad with Mint and Garlic which added such a fresh and wonderful balance to the dish. Truly delightful!
And the best part is, I stumped The Chef! He had never had either of these dishes before and found himself quite pleased by them.
So may I suggest that next time you are reading a blog, even this blog, to go to the bottom and see who “Liked” it or made a comment and go and visit their blog. You will be AMAZED where you can find yourself!
At the very least you could find yourself with a great idea for dinner tonight!!