If I can get you to bear with me for one second, I promise you those aren't worms on your soup (and if you weren't seeing that then I'm sorry, get that image out of your mind!) Balsamic onions are hard to make look pretty. But I PROMISE their taste makes up for it! This red lentil soup is full of flavour, bursting with veggies and protein and a filling, comforting winter meal. This is an easy win for a quick dinner or lunch that you can make a nice big pot of (as you can see I did) and keep in the fridge for the week. I like my soups a bit thicker too, and this one thickens nicely as you refrigerate it so the leftovers are even better :).
This is everything in my WIAW. A lot...a lot of snacky things. Looking at this made me realize what I had only half noticed otherwise: I'm in a really snacky mood lately. You know how sometimes it takes writing down what you do every day to notice behavioural patterns? I am now noticing how, this past week especially, I've been eating a lot of snacks and fewer large meals. As I'm not in the States, I can't blame this on the aftermath of stuffing myself silly on Thanksgiving. It might just be that with weather getting cooler, I feel like I need to be eating more often (do you like how I just justified that?). Or maybe with all the Christmas goodies floating around I realized - subconsciously, of course! - that if I eat smaller meals I can fit in more treats :). Either way, thanks to Jenn as always for hosting and let's get this party started...!
Well, Christmas is coming up, so I figure that's a good time for gift-giving, no? And it has been a few weeks since my last, so I think it's time for another giveaway! I was originally going to do this post as a vlog - I've seen some fellow bloggers putting up vlogs lately and I always love being able to see the person behind the blog. I often say to them, as if it's some great surprise, "Wow, you're a real person!". Well, I went so far as to even start filming the vlog for this post. I was talking about the Sahale Snacks I was sent and what I thought of them. The packet of mixed nuts I was talking about was sitting next to me on the desk. Then, halfway through what I'm sure was a fascinating monologue about the sweetness and saltiness working so well together, the package fell off the desk, startling me so that I could only say: "Oh no, my nuts fell off." At that point I cracked up and ended the filming, deciding that maybe vlogs aren't my forte. Anyway, for now, let's talk some more about those nuts, shall we?