Monday, May 28, 2012

Greek Lentil soup

(Wanding later today)

I bet you are wondering where 'this week in Endometriosis Friendly cookery' has been!  Well, we've had a few weeks of weekend travel and business, so we relied heavily on frozen leftovers and buying roast chicken from the grocery store.  But we're back!

Sun:  Ok, even CS here falls off the healthy bandwagon now and then.  Sunday night craving - pasta.  So I had GF pasta and DH had cheese tortellini.  We did use fancy organic beef - but really, not a load of nutrition in this meal.  Even though it is brown rice, pasta in my book just isn't that full of goodness.  And Oy my Tuckus is hurting today!

Mon:  Green Lentil soup.  This is more of a winter dish, and it is going to be hella hot outside today, I don't really know what I'm thinking - other than it is TASTY!

Here is a recipe I adapted from 'the complete book of greek cooking':

Greek Green Lentil Soup

1 1/4C brown green lentils
"2/3C" EVOO/Coconut Oil
1 onion
2 garlic cloves, sliced into batons
1 carrot
1 tsp tomato paste (really I'll use the whole can)
1 can chopped tomatoes
4C hot water or broth  (use a big-ish pot!)
fresh herbs to garnish

Boil lentils for ~5 min, discard the water.  This is the remove-the-gassy step - very important if you're not good at digesting a lot of beans/pulses yet.  Saute the onions/garlic in coconut oil (use amount you need, not above), then when onions are translucent, add the carrots, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes.  Stir in the hot water or broth (broth made from bones being more nutritious, and good for the digestive system), bring to a boil, then simmer for 20-30 min, until lentils are cooked.  When you have removed from heat, you can top with some olive oil and freshly chopped parsley.  (This way you don't overheat the olive oil too much and destroy its healthfulness, but still get the good taste).  Enjoy!

Tue:  Baked fried chicken (using corn flour and Mrs Dash!), collard greens and corn bread.

Wed:  Greek smorgasboard - Roasted cauliflower, hummous, green salad, dolmadas from a can.

Thurs:  I had a lamb craving, but we didn't find a nice piece.  Either I'll go get a lamb shank, or we'll use some grass fed beef in the freezer.  Tomato/Olive/slow cooker.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds very good!! :-) Aw it's ok - you're one of the best people I know with sticking to diets! Good luck with your follie check! Fingers crossed!


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