Lammas is the first of three Harvest Festivals. This is the grain harvest where all the wheat, corn, and other grains are harvested, as well as Tomatoes, Blackberries (Raspberries, and Blueberries). And other fresh fruits and vegetables are popping up at Farmers Markets and your local Grocery Store, or if you are lucky enough to have one, you will notice plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your garden around this time of the year. (For people in the Northern Hemisphere, I do not know about the Southern Hemisphere right now).
First off I made (Gluten Free) Cornbread! It's gluten free because I just started a gluten free diet to determine if I have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. Not such a good thing to start on Lammas since it is a festival that puts a lot of emphasis on grains and breads.
Next I have a Quinoa and Roasted Corn dish that I copied out of a Vegetarian Cookbook (I don't remember the name of the cookbook, sorry). Quinoa is a Gluten free grain-like seed that is cooked much like rice, and can be used a lot like rice as well. I have eaten Quinoa before, but this is my first time cooking it. Oh this recipe is sooooo good. I couldn't stop eating it.
- Quinoa (cooked in Veg broth instead of water)
- Roasted Corn
- Black Beans
- Green Onions
- Lime Zest, Lime Juice, Cumin, Sugar, Oil, Cracked Pepper
And Finally I made some BBQ Chicken breast. Although the Quinoa has plenty of protein in it, and I could eat just that for dinner, I knew the meat eaters in the house would need some extra protein to round out their meals.
For Dessert we have Blackberry Jello served with Whipped Cream...