french lentils, roasted beets, and goat cheese

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!


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