Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls is great. Dead Nikolai Gogol is neither great nor not-great. What's really not-great is how he died. Check out what Wikipedia says:
His health was undermined by exaggerated ascetic practices and he fell into a state of deep depression. On the night of 24 February 1852 [according to the Julian calendar; this post is in accordance with the New Style dates of the Gregorian], he burned some of his manuscripts, which contained most of the second part of Dead Souls. He explained this as a mistake, a practical joke played on him by the Devil. Soon thereafter he took to bed, refused all food, and died in great pain nine days later.
[...] His body was discovered lying face down; which gave rise to the story that Gogol had been buried alive.
Would Gogol have refused all food if they'd served him red quinoa with curried stew? ... Just kidding :(
prep. time: approx. 30 min.
2/3 c.red quinoa
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
some kale, chopped
some red cabbage, sliced
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1. Cook red quinoa according to package directions.
2. Saute carrot, kale, and red cabbage (weird combo, huh?) in coconut oil in a pot.
3. Bring water to a boil with red lentils and sweet potato, then reduce to a simmer. Season with curry powder if you're lazy like me. Stir in some miso.
4. Mix nutritional yeast into the quinoa. Throw everything together in a bowl.