Travel Often

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

Love Deeply, but Laugh Along the Way

"Happiness is only real when shared." - Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

View Marriage as an Adventure

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage." ~Finnish Proverb

Fuel your body with GOOD (It's the only one you get)

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb

Open your Soul to Motherhood

A Grand Adventure is About to Begin - Winnie the Pooh

A New Kind of Love is Born

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Power of Lentils

First of all, I'm just going to say crock pots are an amazing invention. Second of all, I'm sorry I haven't posted any recipes this week. I have a lot of them, so I'll try to get them up by this weekend.

Side note: Lentils are freakin' GOOD for you. Loads of fiber, protein and vitamin B...among other good stuff. Read more.

Vegetable and Green Lentil Soup
(courtesy of Rival Crock-Pot Best Loved Slow Cooker Recipes)
Makes 4 servings

1 can (14 1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, diced (I used both...what the heck, right?)
1 red or yellow pepper. (I used a green one too)
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 cup lentils, rinsed and sorted (I used the whole darn bag...)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 TBS fresh basil

Combine all the goods for 4 hours (high) or 8 hours low. Sprinkle with cheese. Enjoy! I feel like there needed to be some more zest. But that could be because I went a little happy with the lentils and it sucked out all the juices. Not sure.

Karl's reaction. "This is different. There's no meat in here?"  Where's the meat???

Before Pic - with all the fresh veggies!

Yummy Goodness! Your heart will thank you! :)