Showing posts with label Recipe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipe. Show all posts

October 16, 2012

Auspicious Lentils


 One of my favourite Fall foods to eat because it so comforting and warming. Rich and satisfying!

They are also believed to bring abundance and fortune if eaten on New Year's day because they resemble coins.
 Begin by soaking the lentils overnight to reduce the number of phylates, which are known to interfere with the body's absorption of calcium, iron ,zinc and other nutrients. A  900 gram bag of lentils was used  for this recipe.
Chop up 2 medium-large onions and 2 red bell peppers and half a clove of garlic.
Need not be finely chopped.
 Brown the onion first, then add the peppers and garlic last.
  A little burn here and there just adds more flavour.
 It also compliments the flavour of the smoked sausage.
 Add some carrots and yukon gold potato chunks.I added 5 small potatoes and 5 medium chopped carrots.
 Place in a deep pot and add enough water to cover about an inch above the lentils.
 Add the entire package of chili powder  and 2 tablespoons of adobo.
 Then add the sausage and stir. Cook on medium low for about 4 hours.
 Give it a good stir every half-hour.
 The finished product.
 Lucky for me the girls love them as much as I do.
For more information about lentils click on the links below.

Livestrong article on rice and lentils for nutrition
Happy Fall day!

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July 18, 2012

Summering at Greenacre


Spring kinda turned into Summer this year at Greenacre.
I kicked it off with the big girl bedroom makeovers.
The gemelas were constantly in Cesina's room and  the time had finally come for her to have her own space . A wonderful space where I can not worry about the gemelas breaking something . A place where Barbie and Draculaura can chill out with the Zooballs  and not worry about going MIA or losing limbs.

 Hot pink which was chosen from a Hello Kitty bag that my husband took to Home Depot to get as close a colour match as possible. Accented by cheetah print and glitter...lots and lots of glitter|
 The first step was to empty the nursery. In other words...
The milestone of giving away the last crib 
starting another milestone
The nicest fabric in stock was this rainbow cheetah print that was Cesina`s first choice. I stapled the fabric on to the old computer chair & hot glued a piece of  fabric to the lamp.
The final touches were some wall decals and flowers.

 I used the a raspberry toned pink for the dresser and a lighter pink for the walls.
Accenting with the `special Cesina room pink``. Ajelandra handed me the paintbrush as I was painting Cesina`s room and knew that was the ticket to their transition. ...  A pinkalicious bedroom.
 This room is still a work in progress. .I need to make a bed curtain  for the bottom bunk to shut out the  light because Summertime brings the it doesn`t get dark until 9:30 joy.
 It was so warm that we and I mean my wonderful husband, opened the pool early. A whole month early to be exact and it has been our BFF ever since.
My baby graduated Senior Kinder garden.
Printed off these fabulous free print ables but never got to use them so I will scrapbook them instead.
My tiger lilies that are always in bloom for Canada Day and have to be trimmed by the end of July. In a week's time to be precise. Half way through Summer already mi gente...half way through Summer.

Won the lottery with this Red Lobster like garlic biscuit recipe I found on Pinterest.
 Then suffered the heartbreak of Italy losing at the Euro cup but had an amazing Italian flag manicure and pedicure.
Took going to the water park off the Summer bucket list.
Added chasing seagull around.
Watching the drought progress and it's affect on my plants.
Feeling very grateful for our famer's market!
and I'm not alone on that one.

Hope your Summering is wonderful and all you dreamed it be.

Having a fabulous time Summering at Greenacre ya'll! xoxo

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