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I've got an easy crock pot recipe that will satisfy meat lovers and vegetarians alike, a whole host of nummmmy product reviews and my usual random pictures of tasty eats. Sound good?

So I don't really have a name for this "stew" of sorts, but let's call it:

Lentil-licious Blackeyed Pea Stew
  • 1 can of corn (DON'T drain)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (I used Italian stlye)
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Random squash, chopped
  • 3 big carrots, chopped
  • 3/4c chopped cauliflower
  • half of a 16oz bag of lentils
  • 1-8oz package of blackeyed peas (EDITED: This was my first time to use blackeyed peas, so I forgot to add this before...These were "shelled, steamed and ready-to-eat" blackeyed peas. You could just use a whole 16oz bag of lentil instead.)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Garlic and Onion powder, to taste
Literally, just dump all of that into a crock pot and let it sit on high for about 6-8 hours...or whenever you are ready to eat. I didn't give exact measurements because it doesn't really matter. The liquid does not have to completely cover the vegetables. Just stick the lid on and they will cook down...adding water only depletes the flavor of your food. As long as there is some liquid in there, you are good. Oh yea, and chop your veggies in big chunks because they will shrink after 7 hours in a crock pot and you want to be able to still tell what they are!
Dinner in the making...love it!
And it turns into this marvelous stew that was a HUGE hit with my brother, dad, mom and all...If you are trying to satisfy meat eaters and non-meat eaters in the same meal, use lentils. They have such an amazingly hearty taste/texture.
I had some leftovers today for lunch atop a mashed sweet potato...adorned with melted cheese!
Genisoy Cinnamon Streusel Sweet Crisps
A little high in saturated fat for my liking, but I still tossed them into my little hand held shopping basket and gave them a try.
The ingredient list wasn't too bad:
Wowzers. These were gone before I knew it. They are so amazingly good. Crispy, light and airy, yet coated with a thick drizzle of what tastes like "white chocolate" that gives a substantial sweetness to each delightful bite!
Country Choice Organic Soft Baked Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
I received a coupon for some free Country Choice Organic products a while back, but have not had the best of luck finding their tempting products in my area. Until yesterday, when I stumbled upon these tantilizing cookies!
Each cookie is about the size of a homemade cookie, being a bit smaller than I had expected; but the amazingly dense, moist and perfectly sweet taste makes up for that. These serve as the perfect way to end a meal on a sweet note. MMM!
Organic, 100% understandable ingredient list. Thank you.
And, of course, the star of the show! :D
I gobbled up this bad boy in no time...
Country Choice Organic Soft Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
The oatmeal raisin cookies were also calling out my name because I am quite the sucker for a good oatmeal raisin cookie. Yum!
As you can see, the cookie is only a little bit bigger than the end of a coke can. However, it only contains 100 calories, so it is a pretty good size, for what you are getting! This oatmeal raisin cookie had a nice and dense oat-filled base that combines with cane syrup, oil and honey to create a delightfully dense and moist treat. It is further enchanced by the addition of coconut and chewy raisins. Sooo good!
I can't wait to have these on hand at school when I need a mid-class snack to get me through the day...
I also got these two bars yesterday! :D I have tried the Honest Foods Choco Peanut Butter Bar before, but the Luna Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie has yet to grace my lips...
And now for the random pictures that I promised... ;)
Egg whites with chili powder and some mini waffles...
Kemps Frozen Yogurt White Chocolate Raspberry Parfait
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 packet truvia
  • 1T Peanut Butter
  • a drizzle of chocolate syrup
I mixed it all together and let it camp out in the freezer for about 1.5-2 hours. Whoa baby...
Raspberry Milkshake action...A breakfast of champions!
I love this combo!

And that's a wrap! Now go get your cereal on, thanks to CinciMom.

21 comments:

  1. i love those cinnamon streudel things!! they are deliciousss & the frozen combo at the end sound sso delicious.. great eats!

    xoxo
    shelley

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  2. That stew sounds great! I love lentils!

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  3. wow everything looks amazing! you lentil lover :) i have to borrow my mom's crockpot to make a batch of that, it sounds great! and i've never tried black eyed peas, so it'd be a double winner.

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  4. That stew looks nomnomnommy! I really should use my crockpot more...
    And black eyed peas are good luck in the new year ; )

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  5. sounds good, looks even better.

    I am so obsessed with those country choice cookies. They taste better than grandmas's (just don't tell her I said that, k? thanks)

    <3 <3 <3

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  6. That stew sounds really good! but all these "desserts" caught my eye lol

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  7. wow awesome crockpot stew!!!! I must try that soon!!!

    OMG Luna Cookies are the best!! You will love that flavor too!! I love the mint one the best!!!!!

    I hope you have a great weekend!!!!! xoxo

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  8. Stew, crisps, cookies all look great!!
    Love your eats btw!!
    Jenna

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  9. Love the crock pot recipe! Delicious! Looks and sounds really yummy.

    That cookie looks beyond amazing!
    <3 jess
    xoxo

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  10. Your stew looks awesome. I love stews/chilis because it often is pleasing to many diff appetites :)

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  11. I need a crock pot! That stew looks so delicious :) So do the cookies!

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  12. Crockpot + easy + delicious = yes! :)

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  13. what a FUN way to eat waffles!!!!
    hmm crock pot stew?! i have a crock pot and neeeed to use it!

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  14. Cute little baby waffle sandwiches :)

    Did you pre-soaked your black eyed peas?

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  15. Great looking stew. It does look very tasty.

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  16. I love all your awesome product reviews! Way cool. I love seeing all the new food finds that you have going on. The lentil and black eyed pea stew sounds amazing!! Wow and over a sweet potato. Absolutely awesome! Thanks so much for sharing that! I hope you are havin an awesome start to your weekend!

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  17. lentils have become an obsession of mine - so your lentil eats look fab :D

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  18. MMMMmmmm...so much good food you feature! I am going to try that stew recipe. How are you doing these days? Do you have your school schedule put together for the next semester/quarter???

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  19. hahahah! love the mini waffles, they are too cute!

    looks like you have been eating mighty well my friend!

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