Monday, August 9, 2010

Slow cook my heart

5Th day on the Eat to Live diet...

Basically my meals are based on fresh HUGE salads, fresh fruits ( plenty of it) with seeds and nuts here and there. I'm turning into a monkey! Although i feel so much lighter, no change on the scale yet...I know, I know, I've to be patient! Will see at the end of it what will be the final result but whatever that one will turn out to be, for now, I'm feeling awesome!!!

Today's lunch was my Booster Barley and Lentils soup

This is one of my favourite soup in a slow-cooker, so easy to do,with ingredients that we already have in the pantry! I just love blog with pictures in it but we are out of a camera here at the vegan zone house...We will get one soon cause I'll go crazy without it!!! I'm such a visual person, especially when it comes to food. Be patient my friends, pics will be in soon!

Here is my Booster Barley and lentils soup:

8 cups of organic Vegetable broth
2 cloves of garlic
4-5 carrots in slices
1 big yellow onions
1/2 cup of dried lentils
1/2 cup of dried barley
19 0z of diced tomatoes
Salt & Pepper and oregano to taste

1. Put together the vegetable broth, garlic, carrots,onions, dried lentils and barley into a 3,5 to 6 liters Slow-cooker

2. Cover and cook at minimum power for 8 to 9 hours or until lentils are tender, or cook a full power for 4 to 5 hours.

3. Trow in the diced tomatoes at the end, stir well, and let it cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.

When it's done, serve with fresh basil on top (or herbs of your choice) with home made croutons or pita chips...So good!

This soup is amazing, especially when the winter is coming. I just love the smell of it when you come home from work and it give you the perfect boost that you need when the lack of sun is getting to you and you are felling depress! This is a definite keeper in my book! You can also play with it as you like, the other day I put some eggplants in it and the result was as delicious!

I just bought a Black&Decker Food Processor, i must admit that it kind of frightens me at the moment , I definitely have to read the manual to conquer that beast! Because every vegans book that I read contains so much recipes that involve a food processor that I decided to buy me one; From me, to me! So now, time to go see if I will win this battle...Feels like a Terminator movie...I'll Be Back!


  1. very cool. I bought a food processor recently too and have used it a few times. That soup sounds great I'll have to try it sometime. Hope things are still going well.

  2. Hello Tanya! This soup will be great in a couple of week with the new season coming to our door! Fresh and so comforting for the soul! I did the peanut butter cup from the KD book and it was amazing, everyones enjoyed it even the pure sceptic!