Dinner: Red Lentil Soup! One of my favorites! So easy, healthy, and delicious! http://bit.ly/98iVG8For some reason, that stuck with me. It's such a sincere tweet. She seems so darned wholesome, this Minnesota girl. Surely I, too, would enjoy this easy, healthy, and delicious dish, despite my flaws and sinful lifestyle. I could just go to the store to get the ingredients, assemble them according to the recipe, and experience a brief but deeply gratifying period of simple perfection. Enjoy some clarity. Maybe lapse into some optimistic thoughtfulness, should the moment get a hold of me. Who knows, I might even plan for my future a little bit, maybe refill a prescription or two. Wouldn't that be swell?
Well, dear reader, it turns out that Day 3 of VeganMoFo 2010 is the first day of the rest of my life. I just birthed myself into a bright, hot, thick-and-delicious bowl of red lentils and squash, and by golly it's a beautiful place to be! My one departure from the rules was adding more cayenne pepper than suggested, and using hot curry powder instead of not hot. Otherwise, I think this recipe's a winner out of the gate.
Now go simmer yourself some salvation. (Goes well with beer.)
* "Soup" is not the word I would use to describe my results. "Stew" is more accurate. But stew is also more delicious than soup, so I'm not complaining.