Star Wars Cooking
by Kathy Bejma
If you’re looking for a great warrior, look no further than Yoda.
He trains younglings, he has a stellar relationship with the Wookiees on Kashyyyk, and he conquered not only his own dark side, but death itself by discovering the secrets of immortality.
So if he’s digging through your bag and decides he wants to keep your flashlight thingy, just let him have it!
He also welcomed Luke (when Luke was at his whiniest) into his home and cooked him a nice stew. Maybe it wasn’t exactly up Luke’s alley, taste-wise, but the gesture of kindness was there.
Judging from the various creatures slithering around his hut, Yoda always seemed like he lived in harmony with other, non-Sith beings. So, I’ve decided to make this recipe completely plant-based. It’ll warm you up after you crash-land in a swamp and give you the energy you need to do a handstand and force-lift rocks.
One thing I know for sure about Yoda: When 900 years old I reach, look as good, I will not.
Yoda’s Stew With Crushed Root Leaf
1 yellow onion, diced
3 carrots, diced
3 celery stalks, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup green lentils
1/2 cup dry quinoa
5 cups water or vegetable stock
1 box (26.5 oz) of chopped tomatoes
2 cups chopped kale
2. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery until tender, about 8 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and sauté another minute or so, until fragrant.
4. Add cumin, ginger, turmeric, salt, lentils, quinoa, water, and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
6. Stir in the kale and cook until it’s wilted, 3 minutes tops.