This weekend is the big “find a place to live in DC” weekend, but there was one thing standing between me and my house hunting – cooking dinner at the farm for the owner and her family. Based on what we had in the pantry, I decided to do a new version of one of my own old recipes – sweet potato and carrot curried lentils.
Just to shake things up, I also added some kohlrabi since we have an abundance in the refrigerator…
I worked in an office setting for 6 years before I went back to school, and I own more khaki pants and cardigans that I know what to do with. Now that I’ve made the jump, I’m going to always strive to find work opportunities where American Apparel v-necks and Nike shorts are the standard uniform. :)
The curried lentils turned out fabulous with the addition of the kohlrabi, and I served it next to some seasoned brown rice.
Because this recipe made a huge batch, I packed up a tub to take home with me so that I wouldn’t have to make a separate dinner for us – score!
I was feeling stressed and nervous about the weekend, so before I left I stopped by the horse stables for a little animal therapy.
These guys always make me feel so peaceful and relaxed. Such big and beautiful creatures. Wish I knew how to ride them!
After work, I met Casey at our favorite coffee shop to work on online house hunting for a bit. The combination of an empty stomach, too much coffee, and house hunting anxiety left me a little jittery and unfocused. Casey asked me to come into the bathroom and help him trim up his neck hair – something I do ALL the time.
But I was rushed and not paying enough attention, and as I took the razor to the back of his head, I cut it up a little higher than I intended. I didn’t think it looked bad, but he was NOT happy, and immediately took the razor to his entire head…
I felt SO bad. He says he doesn’t care, but just last week he told me he was going to grow his hair out a bit. Guess he’ll need to start over on that one. :( It definitely made me realize that I need to take a breath and RELAX.
My poor bald husband. :( I still think he looks great, but I feel really really bad about it.
After the razor incident, it was time to take a step back and regroup. Sounds like the perfect time for DINNER! Soooo glad I had brought home leftover lentils and didn’t have to cook.
I think curry might be my favorite spice.
Brown rice + coconut oil = perfection.
Looks a little goopy, but tastes wonderful and spicy.
Since we were going out of town, on the side I made a salad of every fresh fruit and vegetable left in the house…
Apples, oranges, strawberries, cucumber, and tomatoes – do not be afraid to combine fruit and vegetables!
All tossed in a delicious ume plum vinaigrette – yum!
We packed and headed to bed early, and the alarm went off at THREE o’clock this morning. 9am and I’m already sitting in a coffee shop in Arlington, Virginia! Better get going – houses to see and miles to walk. See you tonight!