So I just binged this show “Cheer” on Netflix.
And I was reminded I danced in high school.
A fact I absolutely cannot even believe is true given my lack of talent and disdain for group activities.
I was so bad, dude. Like, I had no business on that team. I couldn’t turn or jump, I think I made it cause I was short and could be hidden easily. I literally danced because I thought it would make me kewl. Spoiler alert: that didn’t work. And in turn I was fairly miserable. It’s just not fun being the very worst in a room of like 30 people at something! We did win Nationals one year which was pretty dope. I legit think it came down to me hitting my triple turn which I BARELY DID. In the video, you can practically see me gritting my teeth and just praying the Lord would spin me around three times. I was so happy I hit it, I almost stopped and ran off the floor right then and there I was so pumped.
I should have listened to my parents when they politely told me I had no future in dance and should stick to literally any other activity.
Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves 3-4
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil
- 1 lemon, skin peeled + chopped
- 1 head of cauliflower, sliced into florets
- 1 can of chopped tomatoes
- 8-10 baby carrots, sliced thin
- 1/2 cup of kalamata olives, chopped
- 1 tbsp. of tomato paste
- 1 cup of raw lentils
- 1 tbsp. of chili powder
- 1 tbsp. of cumin
- 2 tsp. of ground coriander
- 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
- S+P, to taste
- 1 tbsp. of olive oil
- Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat
- Add onion + S+P, cook 3-4 minutes
- Add garlic, cook another minute
- Add chili powder + cumin + coriander + crushed red pepper + some S+P, cook another minute
- Add the tomatoes + tomato paste + lemon zest + S+P, cook another 1-2 minutes
- Add olives + carrots + cauliflower, coat + cook 2-3 minutes
- Add about 1/2 cup of water, cover + simmer for 15 minutes or until cauli is tender
- Meanwhile, cook lentils according to package directions + season with S+P
- Add lentils to cauli skillet, cook 2-3 minutes
- Serve warm with cilantro
- Dive into this rainbow journey + discover the pot of gold at the end of the trail, aka a v happy gut
Adapted from here!