Family Dinner #1

After my kids menus post I received quite a few comments and emails regarding WHAT I actually cook for my family. I received so many inquiries that I have decided to do a weekly family dinner post. Once a week I will post an actual meal that I actually cook that my kids actually eat.

Let's do this yo. This is a quicky, easy, and HEALTHY dinner that shows up on our plates frequently. We love us some lentils. Hope you enjoy our Family Dinner #1:

Carrots & Lentils

1c Lentils

4c Sliced Carrots

3 Tbsp Olive Oil

tt Salt

1 Tspn Suga'

2 Cloves of Garlic Minced

1 Half of an Onion Chopped

1/2 Tspn Coriander

1 Tbsp Tomato Paste mixed with 1 Tbsp H20

Vinegar (optional)

  1. Cook lentils. Set aside lentils and 1c of lentil water.
  2. In a large pan heat olive oil and coriander seeds on medium high heat.
  3. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook until tender.
  4. Add sliced carrots. Cook for 5-7 minutes until soft.
  5. Add tomato paste mixture, sugar, and lentils.
  6. Add lentil water to cover lentils.
  7. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes or until all water is gone.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. If so inclined, add vinegar once served.
  10. Eat & Enjoy!!

This recipe was adapted for my kids. The original recipe called for 4 cloves of garlic, more coriander, and a large onion. I know what the mini's like so I modify what I cook for them. Hence less garlic and coriander. I encourage all parents to do the same with their own children!