Flower Pots and a Bowl of Happiness

After pinning some cleverly painted flower pots on my PInterest page, I caught the ‘paint something’ bug!

A trip to Ace Hardware and more  money spent on paint and a few clay flower pots than can be justified…and I was on the back porch, sleeves rolled up and ideas swirling.

I had a deep turquoise, a hot pink and bright yellow… figuring I could mix them to make orange, purples and greens.

So here is how it went:

Flower pots Phase2

Flower pots Phase1

Pots are primed, and first go at color.

Flower pots Phase4

The cats have been very curious about my activities on ‘their’ porch.  So far no rainbow cats.

A Hearty, Delicious Meal in a Bowl

The ingredients are high in nutrition, and combined create a wonderful bowl of comfort food. This dish can be made with a variety of spices; Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Asian or spicy South American.

Veggie, Bean and Lentil Happiness Bowl

  • 1 Tbs. Coconut oil or e.v. organic Olive Oil
  • 3 medium cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup diced organic White Onion
  • 1 Tbs. Ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Cayenne
  • 1 tsp. ground Ceylon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 organic Broccoli, cut into pieces
  • 1 c. organic Carrots, cut in 3/4″ chunks
  • 2 c. organic Zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 6 – 7 organic Red Radishes, halved
  • handful  organic Mushrooms, sliced (opt.)
  • 15 oz. organic Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 – 1 c. hot Water
  • 1/2 c. organic Red Lentils, rinsed
  • 1 c. cooked Cannellini Beans (or Black beans)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, and dried chili flakes for garnish

Yoga pot 1

Heat oil in a large pot or skillet over medium heat.

Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for a few minutes until the onions is translucent. Add cayenne, cinnamon and allspice. Stir mixture for 3-4 minutes.

Yoga pot 3

Add vegetables,  tomato sauce and 1/2 c. of water. Bring to a boil. Add lentils and beans, cover and simmer on low heat until lentils are cooked and  vegetables are tender, about 25-30 minutes.

Yoga pot 4

If needed, add the rest of the hot water for stew-like consistency.  Serve in deep bowls garnished with cilantro and chili flakes.

Enjoy with a tossed green salad in a lemon-garlic-olive oil dressing.

Yoga pot 6

~ Sahtein! (double health)

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