Wednesday, November 25, 2009

hot and hearty

My stovetop was lookin’ fly tonight.DSCF2909

On the right, homemade lentil soup.


November is lentil soup time, fo sho. I made this vair simply- just sauteed celery, onion, and carrots in olive oil, added lentils, cumin, and garam masala, added veggie broth, and boiled for awhile.

On the left… ohhhhhhhhhh mannnnnnnn.


Yeastless whole wheat focaccia, another INCREDIBLE recipe from the AMAZING Astra. Seriously, she can do no wrong. Every recipe of hers I’ve made has been ridiculously delicious.


Despite having no yeast, it tastes… YEASTY!   Ah, the miracle of beer in baked goods. I don’t like drinking it on its own but in baking it’s the bestest! And the whole wheat flour, along with making it healthy, makes for an incredibly hearty flavor. SO GOOD. And it took seriously five minutes to throw together- no kneading, no fuss, just toss it in the oven. Amazing!


The combination of the two simple dishes was utterly comforting and delicious. Again, YAY HOME!


Sally said...

whoa, those lentils look a-mazing! mental note: buy lentils this week.


fittingbackin said...

That focaccia looks awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a recipe for the lentil soup? it looks wonderful. I've eaten tinned lentil soup before, but would really like to try my own.


Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love lentil soup! And the foccacia looks & sounds amazing!

lesley lifting life said...

Lentil soup? YUM! You're makin' me hungry!

Lisa said...

That lentil soup looks like such a yummy tummy warmer :)

Astra Libris said...

Wow, Lele, I just discovered your incredibly kind comments about the focaccia! Thank you, thank you! I am SO deeply honored and touched by your words - you are too kind! I'm completely delighted that you enjoyed the recipe! :-)