Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Yummy Lentil Chili

This recipe is really delicious, and perfect for cold nights.  The only substitute I made was to add canned diced tomatoes instead of tomato puree - it's much chunkier that way.  Definitely recommend!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patricks Day!

I'm not remotely Irish, even if I look like it - but I've always had a spot in my heart for St. Patrick's Day.

I had an awfully Irish day, food-wise - almost everything was either Irish-inspired, or just plain green. Lunch was a spinach salad with artichokes (super green!), along with some Irish soda bread:

The soda bread recipe was from the Food Network website. It was soft, a little sweet, and absolutely delicious. I had my piece for lunch with a honey butter, which I made just by mixing up some butter with orange blossom honey (I used Wegmans brand, but I'm sure a natural kind would be good too).

Dinner was Irish-inspired, but I didn't follow a recipe for once - I just mixed together chunks of potato, chicken sausage, and onions in apple cider vinegar with plain apple cider, then let it reduce for a bit. No pictures of dinner - I got a little carried away with tasting to make sure it was yummy, and before I knew it the food was gone!

Dessert wasn't Irish, but the apple in the mini apple crisp was green before I peeled it! The recipe is from Betty Crocker, which is how my mom always makes apple crisp.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!