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A (Semi) Homemade Indian Feast

By Yonni @vegandthecity
Have you seen that show Semi-Homemade on the Food Network?  Well, who doesn't serve something semi-homemade every now and then?  I do ~ and I wound up with a spicy and cool Indian lunch for me and one of my friends as a result!
I went to Trader Joe's and picked up Tasty Bite's Jodhpur Lentils (the yellow kind ~ very good) and Spinach Dal (darker lentils with spinach ~ not so pretty) and popped them in the microwave!  Then I opened a can of Jyoti Delhi Saag ~ a very tasty, healthy blend of spinach and mustard greens with ginger and spices ~ and heated them up as well.  We had some pita in the house so I sliced those into triangles and popped them in the toaster (I know people like Naan, the traditional Indian bread, but it's not vegan.) 
You're probably wondering what was homemade other than the fact that I served it at home and set the table, but I also prepared a vegan "slaw" with blanched red cabbage, vinegar, dried cranberries, walnuts and a touch of agave that I made the night before so the flavors would blend.  The cold of the salad with the sweetness of the cranberries and dressing offered a nice balance to the heat of the warm dishes, and it added a much needed burst of color to the meal.
We had a great time ~ great company always helps ~ and just being able to entertain in my own home, with hearty, healthy food was enough.  How much I slaved over the lunch (or didn't) mattered far less.

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