Monthly Archives: March 2011

#16: Lentil Burritos

A little something to help you with your meatless meals.

Lentil Burritos (adapted from a recipe in Southern Living)

  • 1 cup dried lentils (OR make things MUCH easier by getting the pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe’s in the produce section. Voilà! Half the work is already done!)
  • 4 cups water (if using dried lentils)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 T olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese (or Veggie Shreds or other vegetarian/vegan cheese)
  • Package of 7-inch tortillas
  • 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce (with roasted garlic if you like)
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • 1 T green taco sauce (no big deal to leave out)
  • 1 t cornstarch
  • 1 c vegetable broth (if using TJ’s lentils)
  • Avocado slices, sour cream for topping

If using dried lentils, simmer in the water over medium heat 20 minutes or until tender; drain, reserving 1 cup liquid. If using Trader Joe’s lentils, cut open the package!

Saute´ onion and bell pepper in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; stir in lentils and cheese. Spoon mixture evenly down center of each tortilla and roll up. Place tortillas in a 13×9-inch baking dish.

Bring ¾ cup reserved liquid (or veggie broth), tomato sauce, cumin, and taco sauce to a boil in a saucepan. Stir together remaining ¼ cup reserved liquid (or veggie broth) and cornstarch until smooth. Stir into sauce mixture, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, 10 minutes. Pour over burritos.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with desired toppings (we love sliced avocado!).

#15: Hovering

As in me, hovering over you.

I can’t be with you every day, but oh, how I would like to be. I want to watch over each and every one of you who are working so hard to be the person your spirit says you are inside that body of clay we are molding!

I suggest we try some challenges together, to keep us working together even when we’re not face to face.

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