Hey What's For Dinner

This is one of those fast one pan meals I love to whip up, not Paleo obviously but delicious anyway. A word about Paleo and our remodel, it will be hit or miss. I plan to eat healthy foods, but many of them will not be Paleo. I will be trying to avoid gluten because I’m sure it has a negative impact on my health. Really what I am interested in is

  • quick cooking
  • thrifty cooking
  • as little clean up as possible.

I will have limited work space during the remodel and time will not be mine to plan and execute huge meals. I am making a 2 month cooking plan, almost done with that, and following that for our main meals until July when I will chop, prep and freeze another 2 months or so of meals. I’ll share my meal plan soon, I’m almost done with it.

So this is one dish I think I can easily toss in a crock pot at noon and come back to fully cooked dinner after 5 hours or so. I made it on the stove but I know beans and lentils cook well in a crock pot so one of my meals for the summer plan is to try this in a crock pot. It was really good, we all enjoyed it with a dab of yogurt on top and fresh fruit on the side. Perfect for those days when everyone is hungry and look at me like I’m supposed to feed them or something.

Lentil Sweet Potato Curry
2 TBSP coconut oil-divided
1/2 an onion
1-2 TBSP curry powder, add as much as you like
1 tsp cumin
3/4 cup of green lentils
1 sweet potato, chopped in 1 inch cubes
6 cups water
12 ounces frozen cauliflower
salt to taste
pepper to taste

melt 1 TBSP of the coconut oil over medium heat in a dutch oven
coarsely chop the onion and cook it in the oil for a minute or two
add the curry powder and stir for 30 seconds
add the lentils and sweet potatoes and stir for another 1-2 minutes
add the water and bring to a boil
reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 45 minutes
stir occasionally to make sure it’s not too hot and scorching, reduce the heat further if it is
once 45 minutes are past remove the cover and add the cauliflower
cook for another 15 minutes or so
add the salt and pepper to taste
remove from the heat and stir in the last 1 TBSP of oil until it melts
serve hot with a dollop of plain yogurt on top

This is my husband’s lunch all ready to go in a mason jar, there was JUST enough to send him leftovers.

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