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This morning a form, portly dude knocked on the door at 7:55. I turned into as soon as in my bike shorts, willing to dawdle for an hour because these guys weren’t scheduled to reach till 10 am to 2 pm. But here they were, now not primarily colorful-eyed and bushy-tailed either. It turned into as soon as snowing, and the fellows in Denver aren’t too serious about the pretty mountain weather I care for.

from my space of job perch – the snow stipulations

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The equipment is a brand contemporary treadmill I’ve been taking into consideration for several years now. We stumbled on a substantial deal on a heavy accountability model because I’m able to’t stand those small flimsy wimpy dwelling-version treadmills that give plot the minute you hit a first price clip. I want to flee, now not journey on my treadmill. I’m a large fan of the industrial treadmills at gyms, but my doc told me to protect a long way from public gyms for a while. So here’s what we maintain got. It rounds out my personal gym nicely. I name it my gym because Jeremy’s too gigantic for my bike body and he’s rowed all of 15 minutes on my rower, ever. He tells me he will flee on the treadmill. Yeah, no topic 😉

flooring idea

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Pardon the mess. No longer definite the place to place the bike. I capture to peep out the window when I dawdle because we don’t hang a mind rot box (tv). The extraordinary thing about the rower and the treadmill is that they’ll each and each be folded and moved. Anyway, the treadmill is downstairs since the birth guys looked skittish when I talked about I planned to place it on the second flooring. I let them off the hook and told them Jeremy and I’d pass it ourselves – all 280 pounds of it. They were care for, “you?”. Yeah guys, me – stable as a horse. I’m so stoked! Now I’m able to revel in my authorized season AND flee, bike, row, which ice, wind, and freezing temps render practically very now not going outside.

It genuinely is soup weather here and I at final bought around to making a soup I treasure. There isn’t any gorgeous motive why I haven’t cooked great with lentils varied than I by no manner knew what lentils were till I went to varsity. Recently, I’ve seen images of lentil dishes and I salvage myself craving lentils. What’s up with that?

green lentils, green french lentils

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I’m lentil insensible, as in I with out a doubt maintain by no manner gone and bought them from the majority allotment. I knew I wanted green lentils. I stumbled on lentils that looked green. Turns out those were green French lentils and I’m now not definite if there may be a long way difference between those and the conventional green lentils, but I went assist and bought the trusty kind. I turned into as soon as also unaware that they’d to soak in a single day (form of care for the time I clear to invent Panettone at 11 pm and didn’t read that it needed to upward push, thrice). What does it imply to purchase over lentils, anyway? I stumbled on nothing that shouldn’t were there…

soaked green lentils

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Once the lentils were willing (the next day) I turned into as soon as jazzed to salvage going. There’s an out of this world Lebanese restaurant in Alhambra, California, Wahib’s Heart East Restaurant, that we faded to frequent. This soup turned into as soon as considered one of my authorized solutions to open up a meal. I stumbled on a recipe for it in Christine Osborne’s Heart Eastern Cooking.

sauté onions in butter

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add the drained lentils

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Once the lentils are added, seasonings and broth streak into the pot. The recipe calls for selfmade red meat broth. Dwelling made red meat broth is incredible and nothing care for the retailer bought variations, but I simply don’t maintain that readily on hand (chicken broth is one other memoir exclusively – I continually maintain selfmade chicken broth in my freezer). I faded Better than Bouillon red meat stock pay attention paste and it didn’t detract from the end product. Now since my friend, Liz, simply bought a crock pot, here’s have to you can also crock pot the total ordeal till soft, or have to you’re impatient care for me, cook on the stove high for 1.5 hours at a simmer. When the lentils were soft I scooped about 2 cups’ price into my meals processor.

willing to purée

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The recipe says to wait till the soup cools before mixing the lentils – and she blends them all, but… I didn’t wait. I don’t deem it effort the soup. You would maybe maybe well maybe also blend it to an most attention-grabbing paste or a full paste, no topic you care for. This will get stirred assist into the soup to invent a thicker body. Subsequent time I may well have to blend 3-4 cups, but I aloof care for having complete lentils swimming in my soup.

pour and blend into the soup

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add lemon juice and olive oil

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Once blended, I turned into as soon as supposed to reheat the soup, but mine turned into as soon as aloof sizzling. I stirred in lemon juice and olive oil, then ladled it trusty into a bowl. Support it up with a garnish of croutons and chopped parsley. I treasure this soup.

soup to warmth the guts and soul (and tummy)

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Lentil Soup

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Heart Eastern Cooking by Christine Osborne

1 onion, finely chopped

4 tbsp butter

1 cup lentils, soaked in a single day and drained

5 cups selfmade red meat stock

1 tsp ground cumin

salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 slices white bread, crusts eliminated, diced

1 clove garlic, overwhelmed

2 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp lemon juice

finely chopped parsley, to garnish

Sauté the onions in 2 tablespoons of butter till they are translucent. Dump the lentils into the pot and mix with the onions. Pour in the red meat stock (I exhaust bouillon) and add the cumin, salt and pepper. Cook dinner on a low simmer for about 2 hours or till the lentils are falling-apart soft. Bewitch a long way from warmth. When the soup has cooled, you can also purée the total soup or, as I capture, most attention-grabbing purée half and recede the assorted half of the lentils intact. Melt the butter in a sauté pan and toss in the garlic. Rush the garlic around till it’s a long way fragrant and then add the bread cubes and fry till they are crisp and gold in color. Reheat the soup. Appropriate before serving, add the olive oil and lemon to the soup. Top every serving with the croutons and a sprinkle of the parsley.

January 11th, 2008: 1:22 pm

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