……………………………………………………. Baking our mark

Squash Curry with Apple and Lentils January 16, 2011

As an end our “food apocalypse” (as the boyfriend called our cleanse), we got together to cook up some delicious dishes. Considering our total progress: M and I decided we felt healthier, but had cooked so much that we had too many leftovers to handle. M decided beet soup was not a recipe to repeat. I decided that that I need to put more vegetables on a plate when I’m putting stuff together for myself. And I decided that I can go back to some unhealthy recipes now. Especially since my skinny boyfriend is the only one of us who lost any weight. : )

But, we finished this cleanse out with a wonderfully health recipe that was delicious enough to make again.

Squash Curry with Apple and Lentils from the final day of the B.A. cleanse

Makes 4 to 6 servings (it served 7 when we also served some not-so-cleanse-oriented biscuits)

1 2- to 2 1/2-pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 2-inch chunks [this will take a while; do when you feel aggressive]
1 small to medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon canola oil
10 ounces light coconut milk
2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth [we didn’t have vegetable broth, so used water and more spices than recommended–we like spicy]
1 cup lentils
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of cayenne pepper
2 dried red chilies
3/4 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 cup diced apple
Extra apple for garnish, finely diced

In a large pot, add the oil and saute the squash and onion about 10 minutes over medium-high heat until lightly browned and semi-soft.

Add in the coconut milk, broth as well as the lentils, spices, chilies, salt and pepper.

Lower heat and simmer for about 30-35 minutes, depending on how quickly your vegetables soften, stirring occasionally. Add in apples with 10 minutes cooking time left.

Garnish with extra diced apple.

347 Calories per serving: 133 Calories from fat, 451 g carbohydrates, 14.8 g dietary fiber, 13.1 g protein

Hurrah! Look for more recipes from our everyday life starting soon.


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