Monday, February 15, 2010

On this snowy day I thought it'd be fun to find out what we're eating

last week we had roasted asperagus, grassfed roast, roasted potatoes, carrots, and onions.
We also made chicken fried rice (that was to die for!)
This week I'm making red lentil bean chili, homemade yogurt, fresh bread, homemade pizza, burritos/tacos, sausage,black beans, and rice. I need new ideas. What are you making for dinner?


  1. Some people have asked how you make homemade yogurt. It's very easy and requires little equipment. You can see the recipe I'll be following here:

    I love this blog so surf around they are doing cool things there! They are having a no processed food challenge for the whole year of 2010.

  2. Here's the chili my children raved over it! It's from the website

    Red Lentil Bean Chili
    Description: Hot bowl of red, delicious chili! Satisfying and stays with you all day!

    * 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    * 1 onion, chopped
    * 5 cloves garlic, minced
    * 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, stemmed and diced
    * 2 cups dried red lentils
    * 1 12-oz pkg veggie ground round
    * 4 tbsp chili powder
    * 2 tsp ground cumin
    * 1 tsp paprika
    * 1 tsp dried thyme
    * 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
    * 1 14-oz can crushed tomatoes, un-drained
    * 1 1/2 cups water
    * 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    * 1/2 tsp salt
    * Garnish with: Cilantro, grated cheese and salted cashews


    Heat vegetable oil in stock pot and add onion, cook and stir for 4 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook and stir for 1 minute more.

    Stir in lentils and veggie ground round and add chili powder, cumin, paprika and thyme. When spices have toasted and released some of their aroma add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, water and balsamic vinegar to stock.

    Cook and stir over low heat for 25 minutes, adding more water if necessary. Ladle into bowls and garnish with cilantro leaves, cheese and cashews.

    Notes: You can substitute other varieties of lentils for the red lentils and not have any noticeable change in the taste of the chili. It just looks so much prettier with the orange lentils.


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