Wednesday, June 11, 2008


this is one of my favorites. it's super inexpensive, usually everything is on hand, healthy (if you don't fry the tortillas ; ) ) and good enough to entertain with.


1 onion chopped (if you have time to saute on the stove first, it's worth it)
1 lb bag aprox. 2 1/2 cups lentils (ideally sorted and rinsed, but usually I don't)
5 cups water
2 t cumin
1 t garlic salt
1/2 t pepper
mix together in crockpot. cook at least 7 hrs, 9 is GREAT on low (3-4 hrs on high).

1/2 hour-1 hour before eating, (if you add these too soon, the lentils will take ages to soften) add:
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 4 oz can green chilies

right before eating stir in
1 bunch cilantro chopped

serve on tortillas (freshly fried are yum, but also totally unnecessary)
fresh limes (a must)
sour cream (optional)
grated monterey or colby jack cheese (optional)
salsa (optional)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

recycling in IF

There are recycling bins scattered around town. (They are this style, but blue.) Bins that accept aluminum cans, metal cans, newspaper and plastics (that's ALL plastics with the little recycle triangle numbers 1-7 not just milk jugs). More info: Yeah for recycling!