The plant based nurse

My family's excellent adventure to better health!

Day 28, Engine 2 nationwide challenge, Lentil curry and my kitchen is back, sort of!!

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It has been a wild week with the house remodel continuing. We have been able to go between the kitchen and the bedroom, making sure we walk on the wood floor only in socks. The dogs are mostly in the kitchen with their beds and food and the cat splits his time between the basement and outdoors. They are all very confused and bewildered and we are tired and will be SO happy to have the house back in order.

We did have fun yesterday looking for an enamel top kitchen table and some unmatched chairs. We found a really unique table that is perfect for my bright yellow kitchen at an antique shop only about 30 min from our home. I was so excited to be able to sit at my “new” table tonight and have a dinner I cooked! This table is so cheerful and makes me feel like it’s Spring.

New table

The dinner was easy and delicious. I found a sodium free soup mix at Wegmans from a family business in Rochester NY that was fabulous. It was just green and red lentils and a curry spice mix. I just sautéed onions, a bay leaf, and garlic in veggie broth, added a can of no salt diced tomatoes, removed the bay leaf, used my immersion blender to make the ingredients smooth, added the spices, and a little water, simmered for 30 min and then added 3 cups of veggie broth and the lentils and simmered for another 30 min. The spices were a little bitter, so I added some steamed carrots and a dash of real maple syrup and some Penzey’s maharajah curry powder and it was perfect over baby spinach and jasmine brown rice. I had two helpings and have leftovers for lunches. I’m so glad I’m enjoying lentils now since they’re so easy to prepare, tasty, and loaded with fiber and healthy plant protein!

soup mix Lentil stew

My husband liked how Gwendolyn signed the package of lentils, too! Hope everyone had a happy healthy weekend. It’s sad to see this challenge end, but I’m excited to  see what adventures will come our way this spring!

Remember to have fun with your food and enjoy!

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Author: theplantbasednurse

An RN with a passion for the plant based lifestyle. Plant based eating saved my marriage, strengthened my family, improved our health, and is a blast!

2 thoughts on “Day 28, Engine 2 nationwide challenge, Lentil curry and my kitchen is back, sort of!!

  1. Very helpful info on how to take something easy and with a few additions, turn it into something awesome! You are such an inspiration!

  2. Thanks Virginia! Looking forward to the potluck in March! I may be bringing a new friend!

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