Here we are, back in Central Florida after a wonderful three weeks down south. I will write a more detailed holiday post soon, but in the meantime I want to share a fantastic stew recipe with you.
This Weight Watchers recipe is perfect for a chilly winter's night, savory & filling and warm! At only 6 Points Plus per serving, it's a great way to jumpstart those New Years weight-loss resolutions!
You may serve it over rice, or with a hunk of good whole grain bread as I did. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker South Indian Lentil Stew
2 cup(s) dry lentils -- red variety
15 oz canned diced tomatoes
10 oz chopped frozen spinach -- thawed and drained
4 cups vegetable broth
1 small onion -- minced
1 Tbsp ginger root -- fresh, minced
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp curry powder
1 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup cilantro -- fresh, minced
Combine all ingredients, except lemon juice and cilantro, in a slow cooker. Cook until thick and creamy and lentil are soft, about 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if desired; stir in lemon juice and cilantro
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Serves 6; Per 1-cup Serving (based upon Mastercook's calculations): 154 Calories; 3g Fat (17.4% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 2mg Cholesterol; 2271mg Sodium.
6 PointsPlus Value
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted! Like everyone else at this time of year, I've been busy with holiday plans and preparations.
|our "Charlie Brown" tree|
I managed to squeeze in some nature walks at the park near our house..
and then we packed up the car and headed south for a few weeks. We've busy decorating this house, wrapping gifts and putting the finishing touches on some crafty projects.
|Jackson "helping" me wrap|
We've also been doing a bit of cooking, will post about that later. In the meantime, I hear a cup of chocolate peppermint coffee calling my name..