Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gogol's Dead Soul Dinner

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 :(

serves: 3-4
prep. time: approx. 30 min.

2/3 c.red quinoa
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
some kale, chopped
some red cabbage, sliced
4 c.water
3/4 c.
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
curry powder
nutritional yeast

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.

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