Lentil and Sweet Potato Chili

My mum sent me this recipe last week and I made it on Tuesday.  Garret and I are big meat fans, but I didn’t feel like meat was missing from this veggie chili (although I’m not sure if he would say the same…) You could add a ton of other veggies to bulk it up as well!

2 tbsp oil
1 large  onion chopped
8 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tbsp each of chili powder, cumin seeds (i used powder) oregano
1 can lentils (540 ml) drained and rinsed
1 can tomatoes (796 ml)
1 sweet potato peeled and diced
1 chipotle pepper, packed in adobe sauce, minced (i didn’t do this)
1 red pepper

sour cream and chopped cilantro and green onion to garnish.  I used grated cheese and  plain Greek yogurt

Heat oil, saute onion, pepper and garlic for about 5 min. stir in chili, cumin and oregano, cook just until spices heat through and become fragrant, a minute or two.  Stir in lentils and tomatoes, Add potato, chipotle pepper (if using)
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring until potatoes are tender…about 15 minutes. (I had to leave it longer than 15 minutes to get the potatoes to my liking)


Salmon Sliders

During our post Christmas purge I finally went through a bunch of our old magazines and ripped out all the recipes I wanted to try, articles to read etc.  One of them from I believe Canadian Living (where I get a lot of my yummy recipes from) had some ideas for quick and healthy lunch options.  We tend to have two plans of attack when it comes to lunch…leftovers from dinner or sandwiches, or occasionally I make my MIL’s pasta/tuna salad yummyness.  So I was intrigued by  the promise of an easy lunch.  This was delicious! And after I made it, my friend Nat thought they were so tasty that she made her own and tweaked the recipe a bit.

Salmon Sliders

1 tin of salmon

1/4 cup of breadcrumbs (I used a wee bit less)

1 egg

*can add various yummy things like dill, green onions, grated zucchini  etc

mix it all together.  form into little patties.  Pan fry for a few mins per side.  You can eat them hot or cold.  I grabbed some of the little slider buns from Zehrs and made little burgers, but Nat brought hers to work on top of some veggies.  Easy, quick and delicious!