Just kidding! How about eating this?!
It’s Red Lentil Coconut Curry from page 206 in Simply in Season. (Yes, directly across the page from Vegetarian Groundnut Stew, last week’s featured recipe.) It has LOTS of yummy spices in it (curry powder, tumeric, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, black pepper, cinnamon, and cumin) along with onion, garlic, and ginger. It also has soy sauce, coconut milk, and tomato sauce. So it tastes very good! But, what makes it so good for you is that not only does it have sweet potatoes, cabbage, and broccoli – it also has lots of lentils in it. Lentils, Nik and I have discovered, are extremely good for us to eat. They are, in fact, one of the world’s healthiest foods. They are PACKED with vitamins, minerals (including molybdenum – good for teeth enamel, potassium, and calcium), protein, and fiber. They’re good for your heart, stabilize your blood sugar, and regularize the intestinal tract (if you get my drift). In short, it’s my new campaign – if you want to live a long and healthy life, EAT MORE LENTILS!!!! And this recipe is a great way to start – it’s not like the old sticky gross lentil soup.
And, if you do eat more lentils, call me! Same number, brand new cell phone!!
I got it on Monday afternoon at the mall. Turns out, I’ve been eligible for a free phone since August, which basically means that I’ve been using a broken phone for 4 1/2 months for no reason. Let that be a lesson to all of us that sometimes, it’s good to confront a problem right when it starts, rather than putting it off because we’re afraid that we’re not going to like the answer. (And by the way, I’ve entered the world of camera phones. I’m SO modern!)