Jane Day is co-author with Dr. John Day of "The Longevity Plan," documenting their journey to China's Longevity Village. "Preparing food for guests has always been a stressful thing - feeling inadequate and fearing that the dishes wouldn't turn out. Posting recipes has been an exercise in the ultimate confrontation of this fear. Gratefully, the joy in figuring out how to make favorite dishes with healthier ingredients now exceeds the fear and I take courage in the idea that maybe I can help someone else do the same."
This recipe is inspired by the delicious soup our friend Liz Warner made for our family last week. It is quick and easy to make and can stand alone as a flavorful and hearty vegetarian main dish. We’ve paired it with Ezekiel sprouted corn tortillas, toasted and cut into chips for dipping. Enjoy!
- 4 cups cooked lentils simmer in water on stove 40 minutes or until soft; precooked lentils also available at many stores including Trader Joes or Costco
- 2 cans pinto beans with liquid
- 2 cans black beans with liquid
- 2 cans diced tomatoes with juice, use fire roasted tomatoes for extra kick
- 1 10 oz pkg frozen corn or 4 ears cooked and cut
- 3 tbsp taco seasoning check package to make sure you approve of all ingredients or blend your own chili pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, cumin, cayenne
- 1 tbsp madras curry powder or regular curry powder
- 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 lime, juiced
- green onions sliced
- fresh cilantro
- Avocado diced
- Combine all ingredients except last four in large pot on stove and heat to boiling. Add water if needed. Stir in lime juice. Top with sliced green onion, cilantro and avocado. The key to making this a quick dish is to use pre-cooked lentils. Lentils are very easy to cook--just rinse and simmer in water (ratio 1 cup lentils to about 2 1/2 or more cups water) about 40 minutes or until soft. Lentils store in the fridge for several days and are great on salads, in soups, wraps, etc.
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Wonderful news that you have a new healthy baby boy. Children are God’s best gift in life and keep us all young at heart. Matthew 6:27, And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life span?
Tom is one of your ablation patients, and thanks to you, he is doing great.
Thank you so much for your kind words and advice! So glad to hear Tom is doing well!