Sunday, March 10, 2013

Stop messing with my time, lets make SOUP: Day 16!

Day 16!  I hatehatehate daylight savings time.  Whether we are gaining an hour or losing an hour I dont' like it, It always messes with me for a solid week or so, I just wish we could let the time be.  grr.

Last night was a wonderful, albeit, late night.  I had such a wonderful time supporting my friend Kim and her family. Kim was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer right before Christmas, she is getting treatment and in good spirits, such an amazing lady and I was so thankful to be able to support her and her family last night.  I did great with my commitment, I ate my veggies and a few other people brought veggie and fruit trays too so there was plenty to choose from.  I drank my spark and sipped on some water and had a fabulous time with great people.  Danced to the band after trivia and stayed out to midnight laughing, talking and having a fantastic time.  With the time change I woke up and it was almost 10!  ugh, compared to my newly usual 0700 wake up on weekends I felt like have my day was gone already.  Oh well, one day wont kill me.  Its a lazy rainy Sunday.  I decided to veg out and catch up on some shows and make some soup.  oh and work out of course!  Gotta get some serious relaxation in for the work week ahead!

 Red Lentil Coconut Curried Soup;  adapted from Healthy Bitch Daily.  Love those gals!!
Red Lentil Coconut Curried Soup
  • 3 cloves garlic (c'mon by now you should know my love of garlic)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (i used chile infused for an extra kick)
  • 6 mini peppers, chopped (red, yellow, orange) or 1 red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ginger (or 1 tsp fresh if you have it)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 c. red lentils
  • 6 c. water
  • 1 can Coconut Milk
  1. Sautee garlic, onion, carrot and peppers in olive oil unti vegetable are soft and onions are transulucent. If you have fresh garlic sautee it here
  2. Add spices continue to sautee 
  3. Add coconut milk, water bring to boil
  4. Add lentils, reduce to low and simmer for 20 minutes.  Add a pinch of salt if desired
  5. Enjoy!
Makes 5- 2c. servings
Nutrition:  Calories: 208  Fat: 5g  Carbs 28g  Fiber 3.6g Protein 11.3g

Happy Sunday!!

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