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Lentil Soup, Nachos, and Thrifty Finds

I tried out a recipe from the More with Less Cookbook (Mennonite) – Middle Eastern Lentil Soup. I made it with red lentils and it came out good. However, it didn’t remind me of any Middle Eastern Lentil Soup I’ve had before flavor-wise. I had my pepper mill set to coarse-grind, hence the large black specs you can see. DOH!

Lentil Soup

I think it’s neat that a lot of the things discussed in the More with Less Cookbook are still relevant issues today….like overeating processed foods and overspending on your grocery bill. I would say I’m getting my monies worth out of this book but this was one of the free cookbooks I got. LOL

And here’s a repeat – vegan “nachos” but this time I used my non-eco-friendly nacho trays. The cheeze is Melty White Cheeze from The Ultimate Uncheeze Cookbook by Jo Stepaniak. It was a very tasty snack. 😀

Vegan Nachos

I am really excited about this estate sale find…a vintage tri-bowl serving set with 2 matching spoons/ladles. I apologize for the blurry photo. It’s really gorgeous in person and has a slight deco feel to it. I managed to snag this on a 50% off day and it was only $2.50. Yippppeee! CHEAP!!!

Thrifty Finds

Hope everyone has a lovely day. 😀

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  • scottishvegan February 28, 2007, 9:07 pm

    Oh..those bowls are lovely! And what a bargain!!

  • rachel February 28, 2007, 10:49 pm

    I love that last set. So pretty!

  • Twisted Cinderella March 1, 2007, 8:40 am

    The lentil soup looks yummy! I love lentil soup.

    That set is beautiful!

  • Kati March 1, 2007, 9:42 am

    Ooh nachos! The lentil soup looks a lot like the dal I made this week. I don’t think I eat enough lentils, and they’re so tasty and quick to make.

    Love the bowl set. Are those glass spoons??

  • Aurora's Mom March 1, 2007, 10:59 am

    Your soup looks so good. I have an unopened bag of lentils in my cupboard I need to use up!

    Love that little serving bowl set! I’d be excited too :o)

  • mikaela March 1, 2007, 11:05 am

    Those nachos must come with me on our next trip to the movie theater 🙂

  • bazu March 1, 2007, 12:37 pm

    I’m fascinated by that nacho tray- I’ve never seen them in stores! Somehow, I bet it would make nachos taste even better. And your bowl set is so cute! It has a real 50’s/60’s feel to it- stellar find!

  • melody March 1, 2007, 2:50 pm

    I enjoy that cookbook… there is a lot of old world knowledge in it.. of course, a lot of the food grosses me out, but that’s OK.. it still has good vibes and I like reading it.

    Lovely photo.. even if it is blurry..

  • vegandiva March 1, 2007, 4:19 pm

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone 😀

    Kati, yep, the spoons are made of glass, they look like mini-ladles but are the size of a spoon. The set was missing one spoon but at that price, I can’t complain. But I can complain about this rainy weather. It’s so dreary out. The rain and thunder woke me up this morning around 3am. Ugh!

    Bazu, the nacho trays are from Sam’s Club. I like to use them for nachos, sometimes for veggies and hummus, and of course when I make soft pretzel sticks (like what the mall food courts sell)…I like to dip mine in pizza sauce but Rob always fills the sauce area up with mustard. Ewwww! LOL And you’re right, these trays make food taste better…much more fun to eat food out of them. 😀

  • K March 1, 2007, 6:43 pm

    The nachos look muy grande!

    The Mennonites don’t exactly have the wrong ideas on too many things, food and life included. Bet that cookbook gives very good insight into a simpler, healthier life.

    Nothin’ like lentil soup. Love the colour!!

    P.S. Thanks very much for the e-mail letter you sent… LOVED it. Will get back to you soon!

  • johanna3 March 2, 2007, 9:21 pm

    those bowls are lovely, and the nachos are calling me!