Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Food! Wonderful, tasty FOOD!

I can EAT again! It's great! Except for rebound congestion from the nasal spray I've been shnorking up, I'm mostly cleared up. Once I've kicked the nose candy Zicam, I'll be all better. The Mr. even got me a ginormous air scrubber to get the kitty allergens out of the air. It's pretty awesome, too--it works so well that I'll probably buy a smaller sized one to put on my nightstand and get rid of the morning stuffiness entirely.

So, between the colds, allergies and rebound congestion, I haven't been able to taste much for the past month or so. I guess the kitty allergens started to pile up. To make matters worse, I've caught every cold that's going around, which I suspect makes the allergies worse, keeps my immune system in the toilet and basically ensures that I never get well. K offered to take the cat in for a while while I get better, but there's just no way. I love the fuzzy little land shark. I secretly think that he just wants a cat but is too afraid to get his own. ;)

Aw, jeez, I started talking about my cat again. The point is, I can pretty much taste food, so I made some spicy lentils!

I have no idea what happened to the pictures, but it was delicious.

  • 1 large red onion, or 2 small onions, chopped
  • 1 lb of lentils
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 hot chili peppers, or your favorite hot sauce
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • bay leaf
  • Cook the lentils by the package directions, adding a bay leaf to the water.
  • Saute the garlic, peppers and onions in the oil in a VERY LARGE saucepan.
  • Add the lentils and all other ingredients.
  • Eat hot or cold.
Be sure not to overcook the lentils, because they'll get soggy and gross. You might want to try cooking them pilaf-style--I haven't yet because I don't want the extra calories from sauteeing the lentils in oil.

I think tomorrow or Thursday night I'll try making salmon!

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