MikeyPod 252 | Author Jeffrey Marsh

Jeffrey Marsh

Jeffrey Marsh is a author, speaker, and non-binary activist who uses the Internet as their medium with tremendous success. Jeffrey was a huge success on (sadly, now defunct) Vine, but their social media success extends well beyond that with over 350 million views of their positive and inclusive message. Jeffrey’s best-selling book, How To Be You, made them the first non-binary author with a “Big 5” publisher, Penguin Random House.
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Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions

I have been tweeting about this dish so much and people have been asking for it so here it is. Isa Chandra Moskowitz gave me permission to post this, it’s from the Veganomicon. Buy it. I included the recipe correction from The Post Punk Kitchen forums

3 large yellow onions, peeled and sliced into thin rings
3/4 cup olive oil
1 cup long grain basmati rice (brown or white), rinsed
1 cup red lentils (I have been using green cus I can never seem to find the red ones when I need them)
1 cinnamon stick
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ground cumin
generous pinch of ground cloves

Preheat the oven to 400°

In a large, deep baking pan, toss the onion rings with the olive oil to coat. Be sure to separate the rings and spread them out in the pan. Roast in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring often. The idea is to get most of the onion rings deep brown, crisp and even burned on the edges. The deeper they roast, the sweeter they’ll taste. When done, remove from the oven and set aside.

Bring four cups of water to a boil in a large, heavy bottomed pot. Add the rice . cinnamon stick, ground cumin, ground cloves, and allspice. Bring back to a boil, then lower the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Uncover and add the lentils, stir gently only a few times (too much stirring can break the rice grains); cover, bring to a boil again, lower the heat to low, and cook for an additional 45 minutes, until the liquid is completely absorbed. Remove from the heat and set aside the covered pot for 10 minutes.

Use a fork to gently fluff the lentils and rice. Remove the cinnamon stick. Gently fold the caramelized onions into the lentils and rice, making sure to drizzle on any remaining olive oil from the roasting pan. Stir thoroughly. Serve warm or at room temperature.

MikeyPod 119 | Vegan Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero’s Veganomicon cookboook has been this newbie/aspiring Vegan’s best friend since it hit my mailbox about a month ago. Isa Chandra Moskowiz was kind enough to take time out of her busy s’more eating to talk a bit about her philosophy and the inspiration behind what many consider the vegan Joy of Cooking.

 

photo by eight double
linkies:
Post Punk Kitchen
Sweet & Sara
4 Course Vegan
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
Eastern Shore Sanctuary and Education Center

music:
2080 – Yeasayer
Wot? No Meat! – Captain Sensible

 

 

MikeyPod 117 | Author Ian Blake Newman on The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle

Author Ian Blake Newman discusses The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle and the impact it has had on his own health.

Click here for the book tour dates.

Music:
Countdown by Jupiter One courtesy of Ariel Publicity

 

MikeyPod 112 | Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke

Vegan bodybuilder and motivational speaker Robert Cheeke takes a break from his busy touring schedule to talk about his diet, training and the philosophy behind his decision 13 years ago to maintain a plant based diet.

Linkies:
www.veganbodybuilding.com
Robert’s MySpace
Robert’s You Tube videos

Featured Music:
Jesus-Page France

 

MikeyPod 111 | Musician Jane Siberry

Long time MikeyPod listeners will know that Issa (formerly Jane Siberry) holds the honor of being one of my three most inspiring artists (Yoko Ono and David Sylvian are the others, if you’re keeping track). After quite some time of arranging, she and I finally had the opportunity to talk about her music, spirituality and the tremendous changes that have occurred in her life over the past few years.

Issa/Jane Siberry’s music can be found at Sheeba Records.
Her MySpace is here.

Music featured:
Calling All Angels (Millennium Version)
The Life Is The Red Wagon (from the album Bound By The Beauty)
Grace Hospital (from the live album New York Trilogy II: Lips)
Wilderness Wheel/Willow