Arabic-Inspired Lentil Loaf and Jerusalem Salad

Don’t mind my cat’s tail! That really is the best picture from my bunch and I couldn’t stop laughing, so I had to!

I had this ambitious idea to make lentil burgers this week and sometime around, hmm, right before lunch I said, “Or, I could skip getting it stuck all over my hands and sorting through the dud burgers and just smash the whole thing into a baking dish and call it a loaf.” I did make some significant changes to the flavor profile, so this is not my lentil burger recipe. I’ll have to share that with you sometime I’m not so lazy! I made the flavor profile much more Arabic seven-spice inspired and infused it with a tart glaze on top that adds a contrast to the deep earthiness of that spice mixture.

On the side, I served a Jerusalem salad. I had this salad for the first time at a shawarma place on my college campus and it’s taken me this long to properly replicate the dressing. It gives the plate a really nice fresh note and a little bit of coolness. I think these pair beautifully.


  • 1 lb dried lentils, rinsed and picked over
  • 2 eggs (or egg substitute)
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 cup rolled oats, milled into flour
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano, minced 
  • large handful of spinach, chopped
  • 2 TBSP fresh parsley, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 + ½ TBSP cumin
  • ½ TBSP paprika
  • ⅛ tsp clove
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼  tsp cinnamon
  • ½  tsp cardamon 


  • 2 TBSP pomegranate molasses
  • juice of a lemon
  • 1 tsp sugar

Directions: Cook the lentils to package instruction ahead of time and have your vegetables prepared as well. Preheat the oven to 350F. In a food processor mill your oats and set them aside in a small bowl. Next, pulse your lentils in the food processor. Do not turn it into a puree, just pulse it around a few times to break them up a bit. If you think the lentils don’t have enough “give” to them add a tablespoon or two of water. In a large mixing bowl, toss in the lentil mixture, the 2 eggs, and the oil. Stir it around a bit. Now, add in the onion, carrots, garlic, serrano, spinach, parsley, and all salt + spices. Stir it around to combine thoroughly. Lastly, add in the oat flour and stir to recombine. In a small saucepan, pour in the pomegranate molasses, the lemon juice, and the bit of sugar. Heat it up over high heat and once it bubbles, take it down to low, and stir constantly until it thickens slightly.

Spray a baking dish (around 11”x13”) with no stick, spoon in the mixture, and even it out. Pour the pomegranate glaze on top and stick it in the oven. Cooking time will vary depending on ovens and dish dimensions so start checking for doneness at the 25-30 minute mark. 10-12 servings.


  • 1 lb cucumber, diced
  • 1 lb vine ripe tomatoes, diced (don’t keep too much of the “guts”)
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 2 TBSP fresh parsley, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (2-3 lemons depending on ripeness)
  • ¼ cup tahini paste
  • 3 TBSP plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt or alternative (I used So Delicious)
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • salt, to taste

Directions: Prepare vegetables (except the garlic) and place them in a mixing bowl. In the food processor combine the lemon juice, tahini, yogurt, garlic, and salt. Blitz it until completely smooth. Pour it on top of the vegetables and stir to combine. Ideally, let it sit the fridge for a bit before serving.

HOLY SHIT I HIT 1,000!!!

Originally posted by parrilla-collins

1,000 Follower Celebration Challenge!!!

First of all, I want to thank each and every one of ya’ll for taking a chance on me and reading my fics. This blog used to be my personal, and I understand that some of my old followers may have stuck around, but I literally cannot believe how quickly my little squad has grown!!!

Thank you for being patient with me, thank you for reading the things I post, thank you for being supportive and lovely and making my days better.

So enough about me, here’s my two cents on this challenge.
I wanted to do something that wasn’t exhausted already (ie song, drabble, head canon etc), and considering the wild amount of challenges that have been going on since December, I didn’t want to overbear anyone. (Don’t worry, next milestone I’ll be doing something for everyone!) So I’m combining a list of my favourite things to make things a bit easier on ya’ll. Please read carefully all of the rules below. Just send me an ASK if you’re unsure of anything. And of course, there will be a huge celebratory masterlist permanently posted on my blog afterwards!

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

What are your favorites hurt/comfort Seblaine fictions ?

Whoa, anon dear. *cracks knuckles* I love these questions. Get ready:

the wordless place by @boldmistakes

on the fourteenth floor by @zaynxlv

Second Time Around by @sophisticatedloserchick

Heaven Knows It’s High Time by @sleeping-in-quicksand

The following fics by @thescarletspeedstress:
1. Stonehaven
2. To Whom I Belong

The following fics by @blainesebastian
1. The Guy in 6B
2. crazy jealous guy

The following fics by @ttinycourageous
1. Wake Me Up When It’s All Over
2. And Seal It With A Kiss
3. & In The Night We’ll Wish This Never Ends
4. Never Can Tell What Lies Ahead
(and these classics by author)
5. The Things We Carry With Us
6. What a Prince and Lover Ought to Be
7. More Than A Trick of Light ‘verse

And I will always rec these classics:
1. Not Words ‘verse by @purplehairedwonder
2. Despite All of This by facethefall
3. A Caution to the Birds by xsaturated

There are so many great fics/stories out there for so many tropes but these are some of my faves for hurt/comfort.

Also, if you’re looking for full-blown angst, please refer to the gorgeous writings of @wherenothingisforkeeps and @anderred

Hope you enjoy these fics as much as I did/do (and forever will). If/when you do read them, please don’t forget to like/kudo/comment and feel free to leave essay-long reviews/thoughts. Writers live off such stuff. :))

The John Mayer Experience

After five years of waiting, I got the chance to see my favorite musician perform live.

John Mayer has always been a big influence in my music.  I was in high school when my cousin made me listen to him. After he showed me his copy of JM’s ‘Where the Light Is” concert, I got hooked in his music. The way he compose the lyrics and puts a blues riff in every single song made me realized that he’s not just like a musician that everyone has seen because he’s intelligent when it comes to song writing.

Last year, John Mayer announced that he’s going to release a new album after a four-year hiatus, and when his first single of his new album came out, I freaked out. I’ve been waiting for some good music to come out for a long time. After releasing his ‘Love on the Weekend’ single, he also announced that he’s going to have a worldwide tour, and Chicago is one of the cities where he’s going to play.

That moment, I knew that I’m going to do everything in able to watch him perform live, so I took all the overtimes in my work to save money for a ticket.

April 11, 2017. It’s the day. I bought a ticket close to the stage. I also brought my brother with me but since he’s not that big fan of John Mayer, he decided to watch the show in the general admission area.

The concert will start at 7:30  so we need to be there at 6 or 6:30. I woke up at 11 in the morning that day, and left our house at 2. I was super excited.

The United Center, which the concert will take place, is an hour away from us so we need to ride the train to get there without spending a lot.

We arrived at the train station near the United Center at four but we still need to walk a thirty-minute distance to get there, but it’s not a big issue for us since it wasn’t that cold.

Once we got there, we were the first ones to wait at the gates. We waited for two hours to get inside. The purpose of waiting that long is for us to be the first ones to get his concert merchandise. I bought a ‘Love on the Weekend’ hoodie which I wore the entire concert.

The concert started at 7:30 which was front-acted by this band called ‘The Record Company.’ After listening to their music, I became a fan. 

They’re a three-piece band composed of Chris Vos (guitar, lead vocalist), Alex Stiff (bass, back-up vocals), and Mark Cazorla (drums). Their music is a mixture of rock and roll, countries, and blues. 

These guys are awesome. Despite of playing in front of a lot of people, I can still feel their humility and passion, and they really play good music. 

After the front-act, the lights went out and the whole place was filled with cheer. As the stage screen showed clips from their previous concerts, there was a loud applause from the crowd, and the man that I’ve been waiting to see for a long time is walking in the center stage.

Along with his ‘Where the Light Is’ team, John Mayer started the show with his new song called, ‘Moving On and Getting Over.’

Everyone went nuts.

John Mayer killing the show with his guitar solos with David Ryan Harris on the right and Pino Paladino on the back.

John Mayer with Steve Jordan.

John Mayer Trio.

The show was composed of five chapters which are:

Chapter One - Full Band

1. Moving On and Getting Over

2. Helpless

3. I Don’t Trust Myself with Loving You

4. Who Says

5. Changing

Chapter Two - Acoustic

6. XO

7. Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey

8. Daughters

9. Free Fallin’

Chapter Three - Trio

10. Who Did You Think I Was

11. Vultures

12. Crossroads

Chapter Four - Full Band

13. Why Georgia

14. Still Feel Like Your Man

15. If I Ever Get Around to Living

16. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

17. Waiting

Chapter Five - Encore

18. Gravity (He wasn’t supposed to play this song but we all started to turn on our lights, and the whole place looked like a sky full of stars so he told us that he’s going to play Gravity for us instead of following his set list)

19. You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me

The entire show will forever be a part of me, and I will always remember how his music changed me from the moment I started listening to him through my phone until the day I saw him play his music live.

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140807 & 140814 Picnic Live master list

part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4
1. Solo day
2. Tried To Walk
3. If… (너만 있으면)
4. Yesterday
5. 이게 무슨 일이야 (What’s Going On?)
6. 물 한잔 (Glass of Water)

1. This Time is Over
2. Baby Good Night (acoustic)
3. 사랑 그땐 (Love Then)
4. Lonely
5. 이게 무슨 일이야  (What’s Going On?)


Kings Of Leon preview the title track to their upcoming album #WALLS called #WALLS and song no 10 on the tracklist at Later With Jools Holland! 

How sad, lovely and heartbreaking is this song???

We have heard 4 songs now:

First 75+ to Reblog

Hi loves Jc and I decided to do a little promo! :)

  • Must follow: Foxisth & Kartuzi
  • Reblogs only
  • Must reach: can go over
  • 2 screenies, 3 solos, and a list of 10 faves
  • you’ll be promoted to thousands of dashes!
SETLIST CNBLUE★Spring Live "Truth" 140429 & 30 [Yokohama Arena Day 1 & 2]

1.Time is over
2.Diamond Girl
(YH Piano Session)
5.These days
6.My miracle(korean ver.)
8.독한 사랑 Cold Love
9.Coffee Shop
11.In My Head
12.Blind Love
13.Teardrops in the rain
15.외톨이야 I’m a Loner
16.I’m sorry
18.Try again, Smile again
19.Can’t stop
20.아이의 노래 Like a child

En1.Wake up
En3.사랑 빛 Love Light