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Progress on new meal goal

May 9th, 2017 at 07:49 pm

I tried two new meals this week, so that's 18 down, 32 to go!

First, I had a bunch of cooked lentils left over from the last new meal I cooked; I'd thrown them in the freezer until I thought of what to do with them. With some advice from a friend, I cooked them last night with curry flavors and made lunch portions with rice.

It wasn't a recipe per se; I chopped some garlic, onions and carrots and sauteed in olive oil until they started to soften, then added curry powder, garam masala, coriander, salt, cayenne and black pepper. When they started to smell fragrant I added some water and mock chicken broth powder and cooked until the carrots were really soft. Then I put the cooked lentils in and simmered for about 15 more minutes.

It tasted great and had a real spicy kick. A good lunch option I'd make again!

Then for dinner tonight I made Thai-style tofu wraps with ginger peanut sauce, shredded carrots and slivered red bell pepper, and a side of fried Thai-style potato-corn-chili-cilantro-lime patties. All the chopping and prep took quite a while, but the results were delicious! If I had someone assisting, or had extra time and energy, I'd definitely make both again.

6 Responses to “Progress on new meal goal”

  1. livingalmostlarge Says:

    both meals sound delicious.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    The lentil dish sounds like a dahl. Both sound nice Smile

  3. My English Castle Says:


  4. kashi Says:

    Yum, that lentil dish sounds amazing! I've been meaning to make spring rolls lately too...

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I'm impressed with your willingness to try new things! Bravo!

  6. Carol Says:

    Those sound tasty, but lots of chopping -- not my best skill. I wanted to recommend to you the "Cozy butternut, sweet potato and red lentil stew" on the "ohsheglows.com" blog. It was delicious. I thought of you because it's a vegan site. I tried it because CCF got me started on lentils and I like the squash and sweet potato.

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