Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Red Lentils

I've been stocking up my pantry again since moving.  I was using up as much as we could out of our pantry, cold room and freezers before moving and was feeling a bit Old Mother Hubbardish for awhile.  Now I've got all my big pickle jars filled with grains and beans again and there is just something so satisfying about seeing shelves lined with full jars.  I came across a recipe for a red lentil/feta cheese dip(much like this recipe only add 1/3 cup of crumbled feta instead of tahini, an onion and some paprika) and knew it was a must try - I'm always on the lookout for healthy, filling snacks for our family. 
This was easy to make and delicious to eat - much like hummus.  I can almost taste it already on our sandwiches and wraps in the summertime with our ripe tomatoes and cucumbers!
I had also come across a recipe for these quick and easy flat bread on this blog - delicious.  Next time I will double the recipe, E was devouring them almost as quickly as I could get them out of the pan.  We picked some garlic chives to add the dough and they gave it a very nice flavour.
I always love finding simple recipes to add to our family's collection, we tend to be a hungry lot and keeping us full with whole, healthy food takes a bit of planning and preparation - especially with two growing boys!

9 comments:

Sunshine Mama said...

I'm so glad I can eat dairy again, I'll be making those flat breads very soon! Thanks for sharing the link, I checked out the recipe and it does not get any easier than this!

cathy@home said...

Looks tasty,I am going to try those flat breads

daisy said...

That spread looks dee-lish! Thanks for sharing!

Teri @ Love From the Farm said...

Looks yum! We'll be giving it a try in Arizona! Cheers!

Shell said...

Glad you enjoyed them xx

Norma said...

I am so trying this!!!!

Katherine said...

Looks delicious, Heather! I'll have to try this as I appreciate any yummy, simple, healthy recipes I can get my hands on. Growing boys eat a lot!

Erin said...

These both loook really great and easy to pack up for picnics...thanks for sharing :)

Have a lovely weekend!

donna!ee said...

awesome, thank you much for sharing...i always get a grin on my face with each of your posts! :)