Valentine’s Day was wonderful! After playing 2 hockey games yesterday, Mr. Prevention and I popped open some wonderful Italian wine and made hubby’s favorite meal: Biggest Loser “Fried” Chicken. Mmm mmm! 😉
Mr. Prevention is a wonderful gift-giver, unlike myself. He got Twizzlers and a card (LAME, I know!)
In addition to Valentine’s Day celebrations, I also planned my garden!!
The different sized plots accommodate what each crop requires as for spacing between rows and plants. This was quite a task, but I’m all ready!
What will be in my garden?
I am really excited! Next step: planting seedlings indoors to give them a jump start! Oh, and tilling and preparing the bed 🙂
And I’ll leave you with an amazing soup recipe I made for lunch yesterday!
Lentil and Tomato Soup adapted from Apple Crumbles
1-28 oz can Organic Crushed Tomatoes
1 onion, chopped small
1-15 oz can Organic Lentils, drained and rinsed (I used 2 cups fresh-cooked lentils)
1 2 fresh clove of garlic – pressed
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp all spice
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
2 cups reduced fat milk (I used 1/2 cup half-and-half and 1 1/2 cups skim mil
1 tsp basil
1 tsp dill
0% fat plain Greek yogurt to garnish
In a large pot set to medium low, add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and salt. Bring to a slow boil and reduced to simmer for 10 minutes.
In another large pot, add the olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add the flour and stir around to cook for 2 minutes. Add the milk and keep stirring until smooth. When the tomato mixture is done, add it to the pot and bring to a boil -keep stirring. As soon as it boils, reduce heat to low and add the lentils, basil and dill. Simmer for 10 minutes and stir occasionally.
Top with a tablespoon of plain Greek yogurt.
Yield: 5 servings
Nutrition Information (per serving): 267 calories; 8 g. fat; 14 mg. cholesterol; 675 mg. sodium; 26 g. carbohydrate; 9 g. fiber; 14 g. protein
Don’t forget to enter into the Vitalicious Super Sampler Giveaway!
Question #1: Cheese or chocolate fondue? (cheese, please!)
Question #2: Do you like lentils?