i was so, so sick as as we rang in the new year. the most i've cooked this month is a can of soup. so thankful to have my energy back! i made this healthy dinner for my first meal of 2012 (dave's been cooking a lot - thankfully he's a great cook).
- peel and cube 3 large beets. toss with olive oil, salt and pepper, and a few cloves of garlic. bake 30-45 min at 350.
- rinse then simmer lentils in 4 cups water/broth with a quartered onion, a stalk of celery, and 5 baby carrots (simmer for 20 min, test for tenderness, then drain and discard onion, celery, and carrots). sautee the lentils in some butter and garlic.
- serve warm with spinach salad (quick vinaigrette made with dijon mustard, orange juice, olive oil, salt and fresh pepper), goat cheese, and toasted, buttered multi-grain bread.
adapted from this recipe.
happy 2012 and happy eating!