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4/10/13 12:02 A

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I am a day late with my review. The Curried Red Lentil Dahl was totally AWESOME! So glad I made it tonight! Here's a link to my blog about the recipe:

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If you enjoy lentils and you enjoy spice foods, this recipe may be a great one to add to your list. I will definitely be making it again.

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4/9/13 8:18 A

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No idea if this round is about over or not. But I am going to make tonight this indian spiced chicken. Was looking for something simple and it fits the bill.

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Now to go and marinade some frozen chicken breasts in an interesting yogurt sauce, then go for a long walk. :)


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4/3/13 7:25 P

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Skirnir, I appreciate you posting that Red Lentil recipe. I'll try it. I just made some lentils,and sure do like how quickly they cook up compared to pintos and other beans. I didn't use a recipe. Just winged it, but the lentils were good. I ate the first 2 servings on brown rice and it was very good. The 3rd serving I put on leftover steelcut oats. I was surprised how good that was!

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4/3/13 4:49 P

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Gosh dang it! I forgot to take pictures again. But, here is my review for the Bistro Roasted Chicken: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Also, I wanted to share a tapenade recipe I made for Easter dinner at my aunt's house. It's made with sun-dried tomatoes, canned tomatoes, pesto (or fresh basil, I used pesto since I had some), olive oil, and garlic, and is very quick and easy to put together. My cousin is lactose intolerant so I left out the parmesan cheese. Super tasty when served with pita chips and it was also good as a dip for crudite. I also think it would be good as a sandwich spread for chicken or turkey sandwiches, or even with grilled cheese! Best part of all, a 2tbsp serving is only 57 calories! This will definitely go into my "party food" repertoire. www.kalynskitchen.com/2009/08/recipe
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4/3/13 4:37 P

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Here's a link to the review of my recipe, "The Sultan Was Enchanted", So very good!

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4/1/13 11:39 A

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The red lentil curry dish sounds interesting. Making more of your own curry flavor, I like. May have to try it.

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10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)


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4/1/13 9:47 A

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Found my red lentil recipe:

www.food.com/recipe/curried-red-lent
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This is a curried red lentil dahl. To make it a complete meal, I'll serve it over either brown rice or quinoa, with a side of sauteed kale or other hearty greens. I almost never make a recipe exactly as written. For example, I'll switch out coconut oil for olive oil, as it takes the heat much better. I'll probably cut the onion content in half & double the garlic. :D

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3/30/13 7:09 P

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My husband made our family recipe for chicken enchiladas. He always makes my vegetarian daughter a modified version. He makes her's with wheat tortillas and plain yogurt instead of sour cream. It was really good! A lot less calories, too!

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3/27/13 8:14 P

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I have a full belly and a new blog. Check it out!

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3/26/13 8:49 P

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A friend of mine made a variation of this recipe recently with great results:

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I'd like to take a stab at it (minus the potatoes this poster added in) and will possibly add some couscous if the calorie count isn't too high without it. I think the name of the recipe alone is great!

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3/26/13 11:40 A

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OK I changed my mind about what I want to make. I'm going to do this Bistro Roast Chicken instead of the Harissa Chicken. www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bistro-roas
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Still using the leg quarters, but this is a much simpler and healthier recipe that just uses pantry staples....have a Costco trip planned for this weekend so I'm trying to avoid buying much at the regular store... Costco always puts a big dent in my wallet! It clocks in at 311 calories for the chicken, which is still just an estimate because of not being sure of the final cooked weight. I think I'll serve with simple rosemary roasted potatoes, and a roasted veggie side, likely asparagus because it's finally getting to be the season for it and the prices are much better.

Plus, I like that it's already written for only 2 servings.... no math involved :) If SO is home, I make them at the same time. If he is away, I can make the first serving on Tuesday night, then make the 2nd serving Wednesday night. I don't like reheating food like this, so being able to cook it fresh on both nights is great.

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3/26/13 9:16 A

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I'm in a lentils mood. I'm planning to look for a new lentil recipe in the Clean Food cookbook, though it may come from elsewhere. Lentils with Kale???

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3/25/13 9:27 P

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I have been looking for inspiration for lunches, especially to take to work. I will decide on one of the new Spark recipes ready for Monday.

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3/25/13 6:31 P

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Sounds like a fun thing. Will see whats in the "recipes I want to try "someday" : ) April 1st?? emoticon

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3/25/13 1:19 P

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OK... so far this Harissa Chicken and Butternut Squash is my pick. I will leave out the potatoes. kitchenconfidante.com/harissa-style-
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As far as I know, SO will be travelling so I'll again get to revel in my butternut squash that he hates. But, if he does stay home like he has the past few weeks, I will either switch this to sweet potatoes, or pick a new recipe. Weird how he likes sweet potatoes but not butternut squash.

I have some chicken leg quarters to use up since I got them on a very good sale, but I've been finding it difficult to figure out calories for them because it's hard to tell exactly how much meat I'm consuming due to the weight of the bones. Right now I have it at 611 calories but that seems awful high for this, although that could have something to do with the olive oil as well. So I guess I won't have a good calorie number until I actually cook the meat and see how much it weighs after it's taken off the bone and I'll see how much olive oil I actually use. I might even see if my store sells pre-made harissa that is less caloric.

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3/25/13 12:43 P

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Yay, another round!

On Wednesday I'm taking a personal day; massage in the morning, & in the evening some women friends are coming over for a house blessing/cleansing--a ritual to help give me resolution in the wake of my divorce. (It will be the one-year anniversary of the divorce.) I've been looking for appetizer recipes to try. Have settled on kale chips & a veggie-cheese dip:

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www.skinnytaste.com/2013/01/skinny-q
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I'll probably make cookies too, but probably a tried-&-true recipe for those. I think two new recipes are enough for one day!

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3/25/13 12:33 P

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Ok. This may not be exciting to anyone else but me, but I have never tried steel cut oats. I just bought some. Will try and review!! If I like the basic, may look up some variations. I saw some in SparkRecipes, but haven't chosen one yet.

Edit: I'm going to try the Crockpot Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats. Although it might be more seasonal in the fall, I'm betting it will be delicious any time!!

Edited by: SLENDERELLA61 at: 3/25/2013 (12:46)
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3/25/13 11:06 A

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Just posting so I get subscribed... I'll should have my dish picked out by later today.

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3/25/13 9:26 A

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I've got a new Budget Bytes recipe on my dinner plan for this week and think I'll review it for the game.

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3/25/13 9:20 A

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Everyone is welcome to participate (or lurk!) and it's not necessary to take part every round. Join in when you can and sit it out when you can't!

Step 1 - Pick and post a recipe! (post by Monday 4/1 )
This can be a recipe from an online source, a cook book, or a magazine. Post the link here or if you are reproducing it from a paper source, do that here. The general idea is to try something new. This round can be any recipe you like. In other rounds we may do categories (beef, soup, dessert, etc.) Here are some great websites to browse...
www.sparkrecipes.com
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www.3fatchicks.com/diet-recipes/
www.skinnytaste.com/
www.cookinglight.com/

Step 2 - Make recipe and EAT!! emoticon
My favorite step by far! This step will also include some prep work for your review. Ask your family (if applicable) what they thought of the recipe. Note any changes that you made or would make if you were to prepare the recipe again. Maybe even snap a pic of your delicious dish.

Step 3 - Review! (post by Monday 4/8)
On your sparkpeople blog, review your recipe. Include a link to your recipe for folks who aren't playing the game. Post the picture if you took one. Describe any changes you made or would make if you made it again. Was it a hit with the kids? Would the leftovers make a great lunch? Maybe it was a flop and you ended up throwing it all out. You get the gist. Come back to this thread and post a link to your blog so we all can "Ooooh and Aaaah" over your recipe! If the website that you got the recipe from has reviews, comment there so that even more folks can benefit from your awesomeness. Read other people's reviews and comment on their blogs. You never know, you might stumble across your new favorite recipe!

No suggestion this round. Make whatever you like!
I realize that one round every two weeks is a little slow for some of us, but a round every week would be a little quick and could become burdensome. If you are on a roll and want to do multiple recipes/blogs, have at it!!


Let's have fun trying new recipes! If you have any questions, be sure to ask! You can ask here or sparkmail me.

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