Monday, April 23, 2007

Lentil Salad with Mint and Goat Cheese

You will need:
1 cup dry lentils, French green-variety, washed and picked over to remove debris
1 Tbsp bay leaf
1/4 cup red onion(s), coarsely chopped
3 Tbsp mint leaves, fresh, coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
1/4 cup semisoft goat cheese, crumbled

Place lentils in a medium saucepan and pour over enough water to cover lentils by 2 to 3 inches. Add bay leaves and set pan over high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and partially cover pan; simmer until lentils are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain lentils; discard bay leaves and transfer lentils to a large bowl.
While lentils are still warm, stir in onion and mint; season to taste with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle cheese over salad just before serving; serve warm or chilled. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.
The mint may be substitued with parsley. Try adding some shrimp or grilled chicken for a more complete meal!
~WW Recipie

100 Ways to Cut Calories

Here is a link for one article that conveys the exact points I wanted to get across with this blog. It is so easy to change the slightest of things to make a recipie just a little less fattening, or significantly lower the calories.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Super Foods!

Another great article about many different kinds of food and their great benefits!!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

A Post~Worthy Article

I found this article today on, and instead of posting it in the articles section, I wanted to make it highly visible!Very interesting and informative on some of the restaurant menu items you may have thought were not so bad. Dont worry, there are a few different tips on how to significantly cut down the calories and fat on the same dishes. I hope this helps!!!!