Menu Plan Monday Jan 19th

yinyangWhat a week to stay snuggled and bundled up! When I mentioned to friends that our cats tend to do the “furry yin yang” in the winter months, I was met with blank stares. So this is what it looks like, even though we may need to put “yin” on a diet…. Moral of the story is that when the world gets cold, snuggle up! I’ll have to work on that advice.

Book of Yum
is our host for this week, and her pick of lentils or dal is perfect for this chill. I’ve been eating more than my share of dal in the form of Amy’s Curried Lentil soup, though I haven’t made dal myself. However, I just got a copy of Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything and will be trying his recipe for dal. And, of course, once I see all the other lovely posts, I’ll have to search through for inspiration.

When I’m not cooking, or eating, I’m talking to other people about food. I’m a Registered dietitian in Alexandria, VA. I’m hosting a healthy recipe contest, so if you’re interested in submitting a recipe and winning some fun prizes, hop on over! Due to the cost of shipping, winners must be in the US or Canada (sorry!)

Thai Beef curry with broccoli (didn’t make it last week)

Dal with papadams and roast cauliflower with cumin seeds

Roast turkey with pureed fennel soup

odds and ends:
Asian style gingery soup
Maybe quinoa?

Garam masala chicken
artichokes with a lemony flax dipping sauce

Baked goods of the week:
to be honest, my appetite has been tiny lately, hence the scarcity of recipe posts! I’m thinking of making a meringue from Susan O’Brien’s Gluten free sugar free cooking for friends. For me, maybe hazelnut mesquite cookies. We shall see.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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9 Responses to Menu Plan Monday Jan 19th

  1. VeggieGirl says:

    Such darling cats!!

  2. Karen says:

    Our cat accidently turned on the vacume cleaner last week, can cats jump!

  3. Sea says:

    Woodja woodja woodja cuuuute kitties! Sorry, I just turned into goo when I saw those little lovebirds. 🙂 Your menu sounds great! I’m really glad you are enjoying the theme ingredient.


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  5. Ginger says:

    Mmmm pappadams, I love those and they are pure lentil baby – don’t eat too many as I always do. The Asian gingery soup of course sounds great too. Cats are so great for cuddling photos.

  6. Shellyfish says:

    I love the ying yang cats!! I hope you’re ok with that little appie!

  7. Thanks a bunch…my kitties are my babies and I tend to be such a proud mama!

  8. M-Elle says:

    Hi Cheryl,

    your menu sounds great, I can’t wait to hear how your dal tastes. My cats use to do the yin-yang thing too, way back when they like one another. I hope you have a great week.

  9. Kay says:

    Cute kitties! Now that mine is an only cat, he’s taken to wrapping himself around my neck like a mink stole. He’s a goofball, but a very warm one!

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