Moroccan-Inspired Lentil Soup And Three-Grain Bread On The Cheap
I should call this post my ode to the slow-cooker, because how wonderful is it to prepare dinner in the morning and have no more to prepare in the evening than getting out bowls and spoons?! We had a lot planned tonight, so knowing we were guaranteed a meal without a mad-dash through the kitchen, throwing together some semblance of a recipe, was just magical. This magical meal I speak of is Vegan on the Cheap‘s Moroccan-Inspired Lentil Soup (page 201), which combines savory and sweet to make a unique, hearty stew. My slow-cooker was jammed with lentils, onions, carrots, green pepper, mixed dried fruit, broth, juice, and spices. Yet another cozy vegan meal!
Just for good measure, I also baked Vegan on the Cheap‘s Three-Grain Bread (page 48) in my bread machine. The recipe called for wheat flour, corn meal, and brown rice flour for its three grains, but since I didn’t have any brown rice flour, I just threw dry brown rice in my Vita-Mix until it was a find powder consistency. It worked like a charm! What can’t a Vita-Mix do, really? This loaf was a heavier bread, but very tasty. I could really taste the “corn bread” in there. While I was taking the picture, a slice somehow went missing. I’m not sure what happened, but I never did locate that missing slice of bread…
Mind you, that’s a very tall pub table, so the little bread thief was just blindly reaching in good faith there was something tummy-pleasing up there. I think he’s figured out if mommy has a camera near the table, there must be something tasty involved! I’ll leave you with a picture of our dog, Dixie, because I’m not sure she’s ever made an appearance on the blog. She’s my husband’s dog from college, with me bringing two cats into the mix. We’re a blended family!
Do you judge a cookbook by its cover? Or the pictures, or lack-there-of, inside?