Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mark and I

Monday, January 25, 2010


Jacob was my brother Mark's firstborn son

Here is the coffin all our brother's and Brother in-laws. cousins etc... made in Nichole's garage for Jacob. Everyone was given a chance at the grave site to write something on it to Jacob.
The guitar had a sunset carved on it with Jacobs name on it. They worked so hard. It was very emotional for them all.

Jacobs Obituary

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lentil Soup

When my daughter was very young, she thought this was called "mental soup." Well to my kids that was a very suitable name for this unappreciated healthy soup. Packed with protein, complete if combined with a grain such as brown rice, a great source of iron, about 15 grams of fiber per cup, low in fat and low glycemic level which is a plus for me with the hypoglycemia plus many other vitamins and minerals especially B vitamins. I love them. The above is a soup I made and then poured over fresh baby spinach and diced avocado. I sprinkle mine with pure sea salt. What a power packed lunch. MMM...

  1. Wash two cups of brown lentils.
  2. Place in a large bowl and cover with warm water and let sit over night.
  3. Drain and rinse.
  4. Put in a pot along with plenty of chopped onion, garlic, celery, parsley, a pinch of thyme and some basil.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer to desired texture. (I do not like mine mushy so I try not to cook too long- no longer than an hour)
  6. Add salt and pepper.

I make a huge batch and then freeze it in smaller containers for lunches.