The amount of time I can absolutely waste is frightening.
Especially in the depths of evil that are social media.
Call me vain, but I just love looking at old pictures…….of myself.
Last night, I was searching through Facebook for photos of me and my BFF for her birthday and next thing I know, 1.5 hours has gone by. I just love memory lane like 87% of the time! One of the few good things about social media is it basically is a glorified digital photo album. This is usually a good thing unless your bratty friend posts a less than ideal photo of you & won’t remove it so you have to untag & hope your ex boyfriends never see it. I digress. It’s just so fun to revisit old memories! I just don’t need to waste hours of my life staring at a miniature screen. I need to put like a timer on my phone for social media use so I stop going down black holes.
I know they make apps for this, but I’m too lazy to check it out, honestly.
Time: 45 minutes ( prep + cooking) | Serves: 2-3
- 2 cups of green lentils, cooked
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped
- 1 tbsp. of sun-dried tomatoes, diced
- 1 tbsp. of chili powder
- 1 tbsp. of cumin
- 1 tsp. of smoked paprika
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of cilantro
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 can of black beans, rinsed + drained
- 1/2 cup of frozen corn
- 8 corn tortillas
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved, for serving
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- Arugula or romaine, for serving
- S+P, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350
- Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
- Add onion + 1/2 the chili powder + 1/2 the cumin + 1/2 smoked paprika + S+P, cook 5-6 minutes
- Add walnuts + sun-dried tomatoes, cook another 2 minutes
- In a food processor, combine lentils + onion + walnut mix + pulse until combined but not totally smooth, set aside
- Clean out food processor + add 1/2 the avocado + 1/4 cup of olive oil + cilantro + lime juice + S+P, blend until smooth, set in the refrigerator until ready to use
- Meanwhile chop tortillas into strips + arrange on a lined baking sheet, bake 20 or so minutes, tossing once, until crispy to your desire
- Meanwhile, add remaining olive oil to a pot over medium heat
- Add beans + remaining spices + S+P, cook 5-6 minutes
- Add corn, cook another 1-2 minutes until heated through
- To serve, add some greens to a plate or bowl + top with tomatoes + lentil mix + tortilla strips + beans/corn + avocado + dressing
- Mix it all up + try to get a lil bite of everything on your fork + then try to fit it all into your giant mouth