Black Bean and Lentil Chili

May 18, 2011

Dinner with Brooke last night was so fun! Catching up was great we had so much to talk about since we haven’t seen each other since September. We’ve talked on the phone, but it’s never the same as having face time.

When I got home I was greeted by a hairless dog! I made her hair appointment/pawdicure(how cute is that!) last week when it was super hot, and now it’s a bit chillier so I hope she doesn’t catch a little doggie cold. haha I know she feels better with all that hair gone. With a full day of playing she got in our her bed before we left for work and passed out. Such a tough life.

Tuckered out

 I totally understand how she feels. Salon appointments wear me out too!

I had a super simple PB/raisin breakfast sandwich. I eat them as snacks all the time so I figured why not have it as a light breakfast?

Simple PB/Raisin sandwich

I added some honey and cinnamon to make it more breakfasty, but I should have added some fruit to round it out.

Lunch was Black Bean and Lentil Chili I had made this weekend with two Wasa crackers and Laughing Cow cheese.

Black Bean and Lentil Chili

I don’t know where I have been that I haven’t tried Laughing Cow cheese before. I got the french onion flavor and it was great! And on whole wheat Wasa crackers, I love! Chili was just what I needed, hard to believe it’s vegan!

I’m eating pretty light today because I have an intense circuit workout with my friend Hallie tonight. We decided to skip yoga and try something new. I’ve heard that you can get sick so not to eat so close to workout time or anything heavy. Warnings like these make me very nervous, but I’m up for the challenge!

Wish me luck!

Black Bean and Lentil Chili

1 30 oz bag of black beans

1/12 cups lentils

1 29 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 onion

1 pepper

3 cups vegetable broth

3 cups of water

2 cloves of garlic

cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper to taste

Soak the black beans over night. Bring lentils to a boil and let simmer until tender, drain and put in crock pot with drained black beans. Chop and saute onion, pepper, and garlic cloves together and add to crock pot. Add tomatoes and vegetable stock. Add water to cover ingredients or add less if you want less juice. Add seasonings to taste, cover crock pot, set on high and let cook for about 4 hours. If you don’t have a crock pot you can simmer in a large pot just the same, just keep an eye on it.

Have you ever done an extreme workout? How did you feel after?

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1 Claire @ Live & Love to Eat May 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm

That chili sounds so simple but looks incredibly delicious!

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2 Heather May 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

It really is the easiest dish EVER! And tastes good too;)

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3 Nikki Johnson May 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Poor Harper looks so sad but less vacuuming for you!!!! Now time for Ella to get a haircut too!

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4 Heather May 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm

haha yes but Harper wouldn’t try to kill me in my sleep

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5 inmytummy May 18, 2011 at 8:50 pm

My dog needs a summer haircut too.

I love Laughing Cow cheese which is weird because I hate swiss cheese and it’s swiss. Doesn’t taste like it though.

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6 Heather May 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I didn’t know it was swiss either, weird!

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7 allieksmith May 19, 2011 at 11:03 am

Aww your dog looks soo tuckered out! How adorable :) I think I need to shave my lab because he sheds super bad LOL!

The black bean and lentil chili looks amazing :) YUM!

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