Who Wants This?

I just started cooking supper now.  A fall vegetable and red lentil stew of my own creation.  The house smells really great as this simmers in the large pot on the stove.

It would be so much more satisfying to be in the forest to eat this meal.  It is 11 degrees in the Kingston area now.  A little bit cloudy and damp.  Imagine a long, well paced walk in a forest, while it is preparing for its long winter nap.  You can smell and see the changes that nature brought us in the past days.  A few chipmunks gather the last of their stash, the hornet nest preparing to sleep, birds call as they are flying over you going south.  You are just a little out of breath coming back after the hour, but you can smell the light spicy aroma as you approach the cozy Tiny House.  Keen to see how it looks, you all fresh and rosy cheeked peek into the pot and see this just as the open pot reveals a deeper scent of onions peanuts and peppers.  Mmmmmmm!

Food tastes so much better after a bit of time with the natural world.  Anyone else want to be doing just this?

Here is what is in my fall stew:

1/4 cup grape seed oil

3 chopped onions

Fry to brown then add

3 chopped red peppers

6 chopped tomatoes

1 chopped head broccoli

1 chopped head cauliflower

2 chopped big potatoes

4 smaller squashes (I used white ones but it does not matter)

3 small nappa cabbages

8 cups water

1 cup red lentils

1/4 cup TVP

1 cup natural peanut butter

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 tablespoon pepper

salt to taste (I used about 3/4 of a tablespoon)

2 tablespoons mixed herbs parsley, thyme and sage is what I had.

Once this is all soft and ready I took it off the heat and added a small can of coconut milk for the under flavour.

Categories: Environmentalism, Food, Forest, Nature, Off Grid, Ontario, Simple living, Tiny House Ontario, View | Tags: , | 6 Comments

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6 thoughts on “Who Wants This?

  1. Hi Kitina!
    It sounds like you are cooking up a great meal there with your granddaughter!
    I am not a grandma but I do have a very young niece named Violet, who I cannot wait to share days just like you are having.
    Enjoy your weekend too and please thank your granddaughter for her interest.

    • Kitina

      My husband is 12 years my senior. I’m 29 and my grand daughter is 2. People dont understand our family, most people think she’s my daughter Lol. Maybe some day if its in the cards I’ll have a child of my own, if not I spoil Elizabeth like my own anyway. Tomorrow I think we will take a trip to the library for books. She loves books and nature.

  2. disabledcyclist

    I…….think I’ll pass 😛 Meat and tators kinda guy (even my burgers have no veggies or other condiments than katchup,LMBO 😛 ). I garrantee my Wife will wanna try this though 🙂

    The DC

    • I grew up in a meat and taters home… still like taters a lot.
      I hope you are having a great weekend!

      • disabledcyclist

        Hope you are too,my friend 🙂

        Went from 68 and sunny this morning to 40’s and strong winds by afternoon,LOL,still wearing my shorts,but a light jacket on over my t-shirt,people still looking at me like I’m crazy 😛

  3. Kitina

    Hi Laura, That looks Delish. Right now its raining here in Kitchener and its only 3 degrees. So today was a stay inside day for my grand daughter and I. We spent the morning watching Dora and so far this afternoon we have made homemade apple sauce, slow cooker lasagna and are baking Halloween cookies. I would love to be walking in the woods with her. She loves looking at the pictures you post. I hope you have a great weekend.

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