Masala Red Lentils with Chard


Our house is filled with Christmas cookies right now.  I could banish them and insist on eating only healthy stuff, but honestly, it’s a couple weeks of my life and I LOVE this time of year and all the sugary goodness that comes with it. Ellie has gotten it […]

Red Lentil and Carrot Soup


Mike just turned 31, and the celebration lasted days.  Pizza one day, cake another, and on day 3, the Vitamix arrived. Ellie was almost as excited about it as he was. If I’d had this when I made this soup, I definitely would have pureed it, but since I […]

Pinto and Red Lentil Loaf

It’s been over 6 months since I stopped eating meat and I can pretty much say I haven’t had a single craving for anything meaty except meat loaf. (It helps that Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo is amazing, I kind of got over bacon, and I’ve always liked veggie burgers […]

Red Lentils with Chard

I’ve made some pretty crucial discoveries over the past few months: 1. I am capable of living without a cell phone, microwave, and cable, all at the same time. 2. Memoirs are my literary addiction. I can’t stop reading them. 3. Life is a whole lot easier when you’re […]

Armenian Red Lentil Patties

I’m kind of embarrassed to admit, I didn’t know Armenia even existed until a couple years ago, and I didn’t know how great their food was until a couple days ago, when an Armenian cookbook caught my eye at the library. (And I kind of think the only reason […]

Spinach Dhal

It’s definitely the time of year when people are looking for healthy recipes! I figured it was the perfect time to peruse my Fresh Indian cookbook, because unlike Indian food from restaurants, these dishes aren’t completely loaded down with ghee. (I have nothing against ghee, but my skinny jeans […]

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