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When a Meal Changes Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to Deliciously Bareable

You may or may not be aware that my family is virtually meatless. (Think Word of Wisdom) We have been this way for a month and a half. Yesterday in the spirit of improvisation(or right brained madness-take your pick) I made something up.
And now we have a new recipe that everyone ate, and no one complained about. In fact, there was none left to send Hubbin for work this morning, so then I know it was good.

This is about the color and consistency- though I didn't take any pictures, because I am out of batteries.

Sweet Lentils Baby!
Lentils have a 3:1 ratio so I used 4 cups of lentils and 12 cups water.
I let those cook for about 25 minutes.
In a frying pan in about a tbs. of oil I sauteed chopped apples(2), chopped onion(1), and minced fresh garlic(1 large clove).
After that was browned and yummy I added it to the lentils.
Then I added 1 tbs. Saigon cinnamon from Costco(1 year old)
I also added about 1/3 of a cup of Blackstrap Molasses
I added 1 lb of carrots (peeled and sectioned in 4ths)
Then I simmered it for about 1/2 hour.
This soup is so good! It has such a yummy flavor. It will probably make it on the once a week menu.
This was our entire dinner- and everyone went to bed full and happy.

(sodium may seem like a lot, I looked it up-3 grams is the daily limit-so your about half way there)

Nutritional information

8 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat1.2 g

Saturated Fat0.1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat0.4 g

Monounsaturated Fat0.4 g
Cholesterol0.0 mg
Sodium1,788.9 mg
Potassium934.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate40.2 g

Dietary Fiber10.9 g

Sugars5.4 g
Protein9.7 g

Vitamin A120.9 %
Vitamin B-120.0 %
Vitamin B-619.2 %
Vitamin C13.0 %
Vitamin D0.0 %
Vitamin E2.9 %
Calcium17.0 %
Copper28.8 %
Folate48.4 %
Iron34.8 %
Magnesium18.7 %
Manganese55.3 %
Niacin8.8 %
Pantothenic Acid 9.3 %
Phosphorus 21.1 %
Riboflavin6.9 %
Selenium7.9 %
Thiamin14.6 %
Zinc10.6 %

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