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March 30, 2010

The other day I finally ventured over to the grocery store. The cabinets were getting bare and the fridge was pretty empty. I’m not a huge fan of Shoppers grocery store that is the closest to my house. It’s okay, but not always the best quality or atmosphere. Next is Whole Foods. My love. Of course i’d love to always shop there if it was possible for my wallet. I tend to buy specialty products there mostly. The other night I decided to venture on over to the other side of the Harbor to Canton to enter into the doors of Safeway. I think Safeway is a good quality grocer and there actually happened to be lots on sale that ended up saving me a good $20 off of my total bill. I’ll take it.

Since I had so much fresh food I decided to get to cooking. I had been swooning over Heidi’s website 101cookbooks and had jotted down a few must-try recipes.

First on the list was her Coconut Red Lentil Soup. It was a rainy day in Baltimore and couldn’t have been more perfect for a soup for dinner. I followed the recipe exactly except for the addition of golden raisins. I think that would have made this soup even better. The flavors were amazing and it was comfort soup at it’s finest. I made some long grain brown rice and threw it on the bottom of the bowl before I ladled the soup over it. Bookmark this soup for the next time you’re in the mood for something warm. It will not disappoint. I promise.

Once we were finished eating I separated the leftovers into Tupperware for pre-made meals. Having made extra rice on purpose for the sole reason of creating her Mushroom Casserole recipe for future quick and easy pick up meals I got to cooking. This woman is brilliant! Such satisfying and hearty veggie meals that are quick and simple to create.

I only made a small casserole sized portion of this recipe and this small loaf pan was perfect. I had the casserole for lunch today along with a side salad and it was marvelous. Kept me full and satisfied all afternoon.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Jordan permalink
    March 30, 2010 2:25 pm

    YUMMM, love that website too. Food looks great, and perfect with the yucky weather we had. And look at little Eden, so cute!

  2. March 30, 2010 2:42 pm

    What a GREAT cause! And WHAT a puppyface!!!

  3. March 30, 2010 2:47 pm

    Ohh, that soup sounds phenomenal! Adding to the list…. 🙂

  4. March 30, 2010 2:57 pm

    marshall hates mushrooms, too. i wish he didnt! what a great cause for the animals ❤

  5. March 30, 2010 3:02 pm

    Hey there – just started reading the blog. I have been cooking with coconut lately and I will definitely have to try this soup. Thanks!

  6. March 30, 2010 3:23 pm

    I love 101 Cookbooks , it is such a good site. The March for the Animals sounds like fun! And it is for such a great cause. Cute puppy pic!

  7. March 30, 2010 6:49 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing that recipe find! I have been looking for a vegetarian casserole to make and this looks and sounds absolutely delicious 🙂

  8. fromatopink permalink
    March 30, 2010 7:11 pm

    Dislike Shoppers. I was just in there tonight and there was some sort of commotion over a guy who wasn’t allowed in there. I don’t know, it’s just not a very peaceful experience. And they never have everything I’m looking for. LOVE WF, of course. And the Safeway is very nice. I just wish we had something better in our ‘hood!

  9. March 30, 2010 9:10 pm

    Good for you for doing that walk. I actually live in an area of Atlanta called Druid Hills, well, I live near it.

  10. March 31, 2010 7:57 am

    my boyfriend hates mushrooms too. i try to sneak them in our meals though hoping to change his mind.

    Such a cute puppy face!

  11. charmcitykim permalink
    March 31, 2010 10:12 am

    I actually don’t like the Safeway. Its okay in a pinch but I generally end up at Whole Foods.

    As for the March for Animals. I always want to do this & wish I could take my dogs but they “act out” around other dogs. I just figured it would be a huge hassle. But it’s awesome that you’re doing it! I’m a big supporter of humane society-type establishments.

  12. March 31, 2010 10:31 am

    OK, you and Jordan were not enough. I am now moving to Baltimore solely based on the fact that you own the world’s most adorable dog.

  13. March 31, 2010 10:47 am

    The fundraiser sounds awesome!

    I forgot to answer the question you posted on my blog, about the fuel belt: I love mine, it takes awhile to get used to, but it is so much more handy to have everything you need with you, especially on longer runs.

  14. March 31, 2010 11:41 am

    that soup sounds unique and looks amazing..i’ll have to try it sometime! i just made it to the grocery store too!

  15. March 31, 2010 9:05 pm

    Love 101 cookbooks, she has some amazing recipes 🙂

  16. March 31, 2010 9:09 pm

    Aww I wish I lived close by where I could go and support that great cause. I’m such a softy for animals too. I wasn’t even a dog person until I met my husband. Now I don’t know what I would do without my Bella. 🙂 That is such a precious picture of Eden. (I just Love that name!)

  17. March 31, 2010 9:36 pm

    Awww – that´s an amazing cause, girl!
    I wish I could do something to help…
    Have a great week!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

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