Sushi, Lentils, and a Dog Party

We have a house full of dogs this weekend while we’re babysitting my mom’s chihuahua.

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Miko has been competing for attention with him, I can’t go anywhere in the house without them following me and trying to get to my lap first.

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Leela has been thrilled to have all the fireplace beds to herself frequently moving from one bed to another.

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While Skipper has been froggy napping on the cool floor since the weather is warming up here this weekend.

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It’s been a pretty tame weekend here with so many dogs, we did step out for sushi Friday night at a new sushi place where I got two good veggie rolls and edamame.

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Very filling and delicious with plenty of wasabi.

I kind of have the blahs this weekend after such a busy week and opted to follow a recipe for dinner last night instead of creating a new one, so I grabbed Veganomicon for inspiration on what to do with a package of steamed lentils in the fridge.

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Trader Joe’s usually has this packaged of just precooked lentils in the refrigerated section and it’s genius because it’s cheap and has a long shelf life, perfect for throwing together a quick, whole food meal on a busy weeknight.

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I picked a french lentil soup recipe from the book even though I didn’t have all the ingredients. But instead of sauteing the onions and carrots in oil as the recipe instructed, I sauteed them in a little organic veggie broth to skip adding oil at all and it worked fine.

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Since I didn’t have the tomatoes to add to the recipe, I added frozen organic corn and peas instead which was great.

IMG_4365The soup was very filling and hearty topped with nutritional yeast with a nice tangy and savory zing from the thyme and paprika seasonings while being warming and comforting after simmering with bay leaves.

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I also have plenty of leftovers from this soup, perfect for freezing or easy work lunches.

Now I need to motivate myself for a 9-mile training run this morning, not gonna be easy since I’m dragging a bit!

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Comments

  1. says

    HEY there! So sweet! LOVE the animal pics! And your hubby’s trademark grin! :P Ahhhh Lentils! YUM! And those Veggie Rolls – GAWD! I want some! Soup looks and sounds great! I need to go on a Cookbook Adventure SOON :)

    • says

      It’s a great book for quick ingredient inspiration because it has a lot of whole food recipes that can easily be modified depending on what ingredients you have on hand.