This salad is the ultimate cleansing meal after the Christmas season. If you have a sweet tooth like me, you'll be able to relate to the vast quantity of delicious food that Christmas brings with it: dark chocolate molded Santa Clauses, fruit cake, sugar cookies, apple pie, you name it. Enough about treats- back to salad! The best thing about this salad is its versatility. You can add almost any raw veggie to the mix for an added flavor dimension.
R E C I P E
1. Combine 1 cup of dry lentils with 1 bay leaf and 2 sprigs of rosemary. You can also use one tsp. of ground rosemary instead of the sprigs. Add enough water to cover the lentils by one inch in a medium saucepan. 2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 16- 20 minutes until the lentils soften 3. Next, drain the lentils and discard the bay leaf 4. Finely chop 1 cup carrots, 1/3 cup celery, 1/4 cup bell pepper, and 1/2 cup cucumber. Optional: 1/4 cup chopped green onion. 5. Add in one 15 oz. can of chick peas to the salad and mix together 6. Finally, squeeze in the juice of half a lemon, or 5 tsp. of lemon juice.
Yesterday we celebrated the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. It's the day that we rejoice in the salvation we have in Him. It's the day we reflect on His mercies, grace, and the amazing lives that we have in Christ. It's the day that, no matter what the year has brought us, we are reminded of Christ and His peace that passes understanding. I hope that your Christmas was filled with so much love and peace. You are SO loved!
HI! Wow, it's been a while. This semester has been one of the fullest, most enriching times of my life. I have learnt so much that, at times, my brain felt as if it were going to explode. Thankfully, it didn't. In fact, my brain is at last taking a deep breath now that my last exam is in the past. I wanted to share a few tiny glimpses of the past few weeks. Here's what I have been up to..
Two scenes of my University campus: the left was taken from the library and the right was taken one very early morning while, um, walking to the library.. (Haha, I might spend a lot of my time in there).
It wouldn't be a complete update without showing you what I've been eating, now would it? ;) Smoothies and black bean brownies. Brain food, people.
Not pictured: copious amounts of notes, textbooks, and practice questions. Ahh, university.
Stay tuned for the beginnings of winter posts... :)