So on my flight home from Alt Summit this past Sunday I was thinking a lot about the direction I want to take my blog and one of the biggest realizations that I had is that I’d like to invest more time in actually creating/doing some of the many things that I am inspired by online. I also realized that part of what stops me is a rather hindering streak of perfectionism (especially when it comes to photo taking), so I’m kicking that by the wayside today with my first action post (photographed on my iPhone—eek). Yes, the photos are less than perfect, but I’m just going to be okay with it. I hope you might even feel inspired to try your hand at a recipe or project that you have been eying but putting off because you’ve been worrying about doing it just right.
I cut this recipe in half, and adapted it by first by excluding the cilantro (which I cannot even stand the scent of), added 1/2 a clove of minced fresh garlic to the Greek yogurt spread (reduced the amount of red pepper flakes) and then served the whole thing on slices of toasted gluten free bread (in place of the pita). I don’t cook with legumes very often, but this has convinced me to do so more regularly. Yum! I had leftovers for lunch yesterday and started dreaming of more adaptations (maybe I’ll add some roasted chopped broccoli and red bell peppers in there next time). BTW if you are looking for canned lentils, I found them at the regular grocery store in the canned vegetable section along with the natural foods (the only variety I found was organic).
P.S. I heard a trick on t.v. the other night. If you squeeze a lemon into your food with the fruit facing up, the seeds won’t fall in. Clever! Just make sure to not get too close or you might get sprayed in the eye (I’m sharing that tip from experience, since they didn’t mention that part on t.v.).
P.P.S. I decided to take a quick photo (no styling or anything) with my regular camera and the results are much more tasty looking. I hope you all didn’t lose your appetite with my first photos above. I guess that this means I’m not off to such a great start with my non-perfectionistic posting goals, huh? xo Ez