Update: Maple Baked Lentils

Update to my previous post.

So I decided to make a double batch of the Maple Baked Lentils with Sweet Potato. If you know me you know that I like to feed small armies at a time.

Who knew that 4 cups of dry lentils makes SO MUCH! I had to evacuate about a third of the cooked lentils from my dutch oven otherwise there would be no room for any of the other ingredients.

The other stuff just made it in…

But despite the almost near miss, the results are delicious. Cooked up some buckwheat to go along with the dish and it worked beautifully. And I have lots to share with my partners in crime…Ewa and Tomek, hope you like this!

Belly full. Body warm.Soul content. Now off to finish that book I mentioned yesterday. Perfect chilly winter night.


Need Warmth. Now.

Driving home from work I was forced out of my car into the frigid weather by the little yellow “you’re out of gas” light. Bahh. Standing there, filling up my tank, I decided that tonight calls for a hearty, filling dish…the kind that warms you from the inside out. Also, I needed something to sop up the last dregs of this innocent little cold that had me waking up every hour or so last night (stuffy noses do not make for good slumber!). Comfort food is needed at times like these.

When  I got home I was so ridiculously excited to find that I had ALL the ingredients for a dish I came across earlier this week, Maple Baked Lentils with Sweet Potatoes (again from Oh She Glows, serious major girl crush on the gal behind that site!).

Seriously, when does that ever happen? Serendipity was smiling down on me today 🙂

There was still a smidgen of daylight when I got home (YAY), so I can show you a few of the ingredients I will be using (the recipe calls for whole lentils, I only had these split ones in my cupboard…c’est la vie).


Well, off I go to work some magic in the kitchen.

Hope your evening is warm and cozy and delicious. Bon Appetit! Which reminds me, isn’t it weird that in the English language we don’t have a Bon Appetit equivalent? In Polish we say Smacznego. What do you say at the start of a meal?