Sunday, January 30, 2011

January - Lentil

 Lentil and Smoked Sausage Soup


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 ounces dry lentils
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely shredded green cabbage
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 vegetarian smoked sausages, diced
  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cubes vegetable bouillon
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
Things I did differently:
we used Kielbasa instead of vegetarian sausage, because John absolutely refused. Being married to a carnivore has it's drawbacks. I don't get the pizza I want, I don't get garden-burgers, see a trend?

Anywhoo...I used Better then Bouillon chicken flavor in place of the vegetable bouillon, cause its what I had and its what I like

I need to purchase a Stick Blender, even though it doesn't call for it, I think it would make it more creamy.

Here's the final product:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's Here, It's here...ooooo It's Here

What is here, you may be asking...or you may not be.

It's not what you think...
Today is Jan 1, the official weigh in for the JEEZ -us challenge of 2011
and the first time I have EVER announced my weight in any sort of public

So, without further adieu
20% of 168 = 33.6
Christmas cooking and eating wasn't kind to me

Motivation this time around:
half marathon with Kaye in June
Crysta's graduation in June
MY graduation in June

oh lordy...