Meatless Monday: Golden Lentil Soup

How was your weekend? Mine was exhausting! On Friday I took my 6- and 9-year-old cousins and their neighbor friend to Chuck E. Cheese for the afternoon. We ate pizza and I let them run wild while I finished reading The Help. Shortly after bringing them home my aunt relieved me of my duties and I went to my grandma’s house for our regular Friday night dinner. After dinner I rushed off to meet my cousin Shannon to see Crazy Stupid Love. It was lighthearted and cute, which was exactly what I needed that night.

On Saturday night I said goodbye to RX Bandits, the band that had the biggest influence on me as a teenager and opened me up to all kinds of different music genres. They played the second-to-last show of their farewell tour at the Glass House in Pomona with Zechs Marquise (they were really good) and The Hot Toddies (we missed them, unfortunately). Almost all of my friends who also grew up with their music were there so it was a sentimental night. And in addition to their playing most of my favorites, Matt Embree covered one of my favorite Sam Cooke songs. My ears are happy forever!

My friend Ryan and me at an RXB show in 2005. I've been going to their Southern California shows for nine years!

Sunday was a little more relaxing. I met a librarian friend briefly in the afternoon and then went to the Gypsy Den for book club to discuss The Irregulars (which I could not bring myself to finish).

So that was my weekend!

For this installment of Meatless Monday, I made Zov’s Golden Lentil Soup. I tried to do it all in the crock pot, but it didn’t work out quite as well as I’d hoped. Next time I’ll just stick to making it all at once like I usually do. In any case, I highly recommend this recipe. You probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry. It’s vegan, totally fat free, flavorful, and makes great leftovers.

Look! Pita wings! Golden lentil snitch soup!

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