Review and book giveaway: The Body in the Casket

The Body in the Casket by Katherine Hall Page

The Body in the Casket

by Katherine Hall Page

on Tour December 4, 2017 – January 12, 2018

Genre: Mystery
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: December 5th 2017
Number of Pages: 238
ISBN: 0062439561
ISBN13: 9780062439567
Series: Faith Fairchild, 24
Purchase Links: Amazon 🔗 | Barnes & Noble 🔗 | Goodreads 🔗

Sleuths can be found anywhere. The one we have here, Faith, is the head of a catering firm. So The Body in the Casket happens to be full of incredible mentions of food, and a few of her recipes are even included at the end of the book.

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My favorite Lenten recipe: Lentil burgers

Eastern Orthodox are one of the few, or the only?, surviving species of Christians who still take the fast very seriously, and I’m not only talking about monks and nuns, but about lay people as well.

We have several fasting periods during the year, the longest one being during the Great Lent, the weeks preparing to Pascha, that is, the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection.

We enter progressively into this fasting period, first by fasting of meat a week ahead, and then, it’s: no meat, no fish, no dairy, no egg, for 40 days.

Conclusion: you really need to be creative to provide healthy meals with enough proteins and nutrients.

I have shared this fantastic recipe with some friends, but more ask for it, and the page is totally gone from the internet, I cannot even access the cached copy!
There are lots of Lentil burgers recipes out there, but I know for sure this one works really well

Thank God I had printed it.

So here it is, enjoy, it is so easy to make, totally Lenten, and so very good:

Makes 8 burgers – or more if you form small patties, which I tend to do.

  • 1 cup of lentils.  I also tried with red lentils, I thought it was even better
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1-1/2 cups of regular oats
  • 3/4 cup mild salsa [that’s what makes everything stick together]
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt = totally unnecessary and not as healthy
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. Place the lentils in  4 cups of water
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 mn or until done
  4. Pour off the excess of water
  5. Allow to slightly cool
  6. Add oats through pepper to the lentils
  7. Mix thoroughly
  8. Place in the refrigerator and allow to cool completely

Next day if you wish:

  1. When ready to make, scoop out 1/2 cup of servings or less
  2. Form into a patty
  3. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 mn
  5.  Flip the patties
  6. Bake for 15 more mn

They are good warm or cold.

I usually make a lot and freeze some. They are also good eaten in a pita with salad leaves. Or any other creative way you may come up with!


Foodies Read 2 Reading Challenge

Well, as I already have a couple of books related to that theme on my TBR for 2012, I joined this challenge as well!!

I am aiming at this level:  Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books, with these possible titles:

1. BALZAC’S OMELETTE: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture With Honoré de Balzac

2. Paris, My Sweet: A Year in The City of Light (and Dark Chocolate), by Amy Thomas

3. Adam Gopnik,  The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

I only managed to read 1!