You can eat delicious food while balancing your diet and enjoying flavors far from the leftover turkey and cranberries in your fridge. Get out of the house. Three suggestions:
- Soretti's Ethiopian Cuisine in Burtonsville. Order the vegetable combo plate for lentils, greens, cabbage, carrots and other vegetable dishes. I love the injera bread. It's filling, and the vegetables will leave you full and refreshed.
- Mango Grove in Columbia. Get a dosa and maybe baigan bartha. The dosas are large crepes filled with potato and other fare. Try the Mysore masala dosa for a variation. All the lentils and curries are good. I crave the eggplant in the baigan bartha -- and always keep my eyes out for the jack fruit special. (If you just want lentils and curries, you could hit up any of Howard County's high-quality Indian restaurants.)
- The veggie sandwich at Sidamo Coffee & Tea in Fulton. A thoughtful sandwich with avocado, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, lentils and pesto. Enjoy a coffee or buy some beans to brew at home. Sidamo should be on your list for breakfasts and lunch.