I haven't been on top of my meal planning lately, so last night I found myself wondering what to make for dinner, or perhaps whether to get Thai or pizza. Then I remembered the split peas lurking in my pantry. So I hauled out my copy of More with Less and decided to give this recipe a try.
Last Saturday I took a class on Simple Cooking. We had delicious beans, rice, and coleslaw dishes. I was inspired to find the local store that someone said had a great selection of dried beans and lentils. Tonight I dug out my copy of Extending the Table: A World Community Cookbook and decided to try a variation of the recipe for East Indian Spinach and Lentils.
I love when my CSA basket tells me what to have for dinner. As I was driving home from pick up in the rain, I thought of all the soups I could make. Potato soup sounded good, but I didn't have any potatoes. I wondered if I had any recipes for turnip soup in my cookbook collection? Luckily I found one in the first book I picked up.
This recipe is based on a whole bunch that I found online. I had to bring a dish to pass and there was a large bag of quinoa from Costco in my pantry just begging to be used; so I searched for various recipes and cobbled together something based on what sounded good to me.