Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No Tea for Me Today

I met friends for lunch at The Chocolate Bar, but instead of lunch, I had a skinny latte and a vanilla cupcake with vanilla icing.
Boy oh boy was it good!  Of course, that meant I needed something nutritious for dinner.  Thankfully I had cooked up a big pot of spiced lentil soup Sunday night.
I've shared the recipe before and am glad to hear that it has become a favorite for Val and Glor, too.

Brown 1/2 cup of diced onions, 1/3 cup barley and 3 cloves of minced garlic in 1 TBS of olive oil.  Add 3 quarts of vege stock and 1 cup of brown lentils to the pot and cook til tender.  Stir in 1 can of chickpeas, 1/2-lb of spinach and 12 oz of salsa and warm through.

Kimmie is having a wet tea day in her corner of the world
so I am sending wishes her way for a warm and wonderful day.  

24 comments:

Createology said...

Delicious cupcake and healthy lentil soup...great day of enjoying. Kitty is adorable. Happy Hugs...

Nathalie Thompson said...

I think of your blog as "Tea's Daily Treasures". heehee. Cupcakes- yum! Spicy lentil soup- double yum!

Jan said...

"EAT DESSERT FIRST".....words to live by!

Oh, do those cupcakes looks delish! I'd have done the same thing, girl!

I'm crock potting soup today. Veggie rice. It smells SO good inside my house!

Hi Jingles!!!!!

Serena Lewis said...

I adore all the delicious soups you show us on your blog, Tammy. This one sounds easy to make too...I must try it.

OH, what a yummy treat you had at The Chocolate Bar!

We are getting dumped with constant heavy rain here in Brisbane. There has already been flash flooding and roads cut in areas. I hope it doesn't get any worse like last year. I'm over it already.

Have a lovely evening,
Serena xo

Heather - The Good Life said...

Sounds like my kind of lunch. :-) Soup this time of year is always good. Enjoy your week.

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Hi Tammy Hope you are well. This looks like a yummy lunch, and soup is something I always enjoy.
best wishes Julie.C

nanny said...

I've been having soup for lunch lately....so good...fat burning recipe...hehe

kimmie said...

You live a very balanced life T! Good job! your lentil soup recipe looks really good - I will definitely be trying this - I'm on the lookout for things like that :)

Happy Tuesday - I'm glad it was a sweet one :)

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

The Chocolate Bar, now that has got to be the cutest name ever. Don't blame you I would have chosen that too. My daughter game me some white tea which was delicious. Of course I don't remember the name.
QMM

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'll take that latte, too. It looks perfect. Of course, I must try that lentil recipe. I have everything, including the veg. stock except the lentils. I must buy some when I go to the grocery store tomorrow. Yours looks awesome. Happy end of Tea Tuesday.

Rizzi said...

UMMMMMM LENTIL SOUP........YOUR FOOD ALWAYS LOOKS SO DELICIOUS.....I LOVE SOUPS........ESPECIALLY HOMEADE......
BUT......I WOULD HAVE EATEN THE CUPCAKE TOO........RIZZI

Susan said...

Sounds like my kind of lunch, Tammy! Ha!

I love lentil soup, too, but I always add a nice dash of cayenne pepper to spice it up.

Take care and have a wonderful Wednesday! Susan

Nancy said...

What a lovely lunch :) and I copied your recipe for the lentil soup--it looks delicious!
As well, the goodies in your previous post look so yummy :) I love the look of the croissants!
Thanks for stopping by my blog with the lovely comment :)

Melanie said...

Mmm, I love lentil soup. I've never had it with chickpeas in it though. Sounds really good. (So does the latte and cupcake!)

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Wow, that looked like a special day with a hearty soup in the end!
Jingles is happy too; even without a skinny latte!
Did visit Kimmie and am sending you some of our warm sunshine we had today ad for the next two days... What a change after so many wet days!

Love to you,

Mariette

Yvonne said...

Wow, that was some good lunch I bet! :) We had lentil soup tonight too as it is turning cooler here. Happy tea or should I say latte day! :)

~*~Patty S said...

Your lunch sounds like a special treat AND so does your dinner...can't help but drool over that flakey feta croissant in the next photo too...ummm

always fun to stop by for a visit
oxo

glor said...

My kind of lunch! Cupcakes a big favorite although the spiced lentil soup is a number one here. I make it at least every two weeks and double the recipe! Have a lovely day/evening. Blessings.

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
Skinny latte and cupcake..my choice too...
Chick pea and spinach curry for me tonight with chappatti, healthy and delicious.
Hugs, Angela.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

You had a perfect food day!! Kimmie is so cute.

Melissa said...

Enjoyed the time with you yesterday even though it was short. Friendship and chocolate is the perfect combination:)

Becky~ said...

Hi Tammy.Dont I wish I could make that rug lol.Thanks for visiting.Oh my I think you should write a recipe book.Seriously,I love everything about your food.This lentil dish oh my love them but as you know I dont like chick peas so I would eliminate them but everything else is just so yummy.Im not picky at all when it comes to good food,but chick peas just dont do it for me.

Happy weekend ahead to you my friend.

SusanLotus said...

The lentils soup looks so delicious. I often do all kind of soups with lentils. So yummy!

Yarni Gras! said...

that cupcake is calling my name.......must.make.some!

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