this is a true story. and it happened today.
I had to help a friend this morning, so I was out and about running errands; unfortunatley, my purse was not… it was at home on the counter…
soo I headed home to get my purse.. debated just waiting until tomorrow to go to the store.. but I had lentils on the brain.
(doesn’t everyone?) I-needed-to-eat-lentils-ASAP
back to the store I went….. straight to the isle with the lentils.. and headed home ( actually I made a detour, but you get the idea 😉
I set into the kitchen sans recipe.. just an idea. Lentils, spinach, goat cheese. The rest I just pieced together and I loved it! I’m so glad that I decided to take pictures of it so that I could share it with all of you!
And here is the funny thing.. I took the last bite of my lunch and read a message from a different friend looking for a recipe for dried lentils.
here ya go!!
1/4 cup dried lentils ( I used brown.. you could use green but I wouldn’t recommend red for this… they might get too mushy)
1/2 -1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil of coice ( I am having a fling with coconut oil right now… I can’t get enough of it )
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 zucchini, chopped
2 handfuls baby spinach, rough chopped
a few cherry tomatoes ( the last from the barefoot garden ;( )
Goat cheese ( omit if veganizing your diet)
Sea salt & pepper
Chopped parsley ( if desired)
In a small saucepan. place lentils & cover with 1 cup of water. (unsalted) Bring to a boil then reduce heat , stirring occasionally until lentils get just past the al dente stage.. usually 15-20 minutes. If the water evaporates and lentils still aren’t done, add water in 1/4 amounts until they are done. Set aside.
Heat a saute pan , add the oil & let come to a shimmer; add the zucchini and onions. season with salt and pepper. once they start to brown add the spinach and stir… ( you want the spinach to wilt here, not burn)
add maters and lentils; season with salt and pepper
confession… I went back for the second half…. and even cold… it was still good! Bonus…. lunch on the go 🙂
I love it when friends are in sync with each other !
Still working on the give away…. hopefully it will be ready by tonight!
ciao bellas…. eat yer veggies!!