Spicy African Peanut Slow Cooker Soup

Saturday I was not exactly a “healthy living blogger.” No, this is not the Spicy African Peanut Slow Cooker Soup. We’ll get to that in a few moments. First, I enjoyed Chinese takeout. Hot & Sour Soup, I can’t resist.

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Also cannot resist Sweet and Sour Shrimp (to my credit, I only ate a bit over half of this for dinner!).

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Then I went to the Pig with Five Cent Femme and I saw a bit of this..juggling?:

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…and this… weird freaking magic tricks:

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…and Mizz B. Havin who was the cutest little hula hooper I have ever seen:

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And Leonard G. String and Annie Thing!!!:

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Crap, then I ate some of this, in the wee hours of the morning!? Do you know this was the first time I’ve eaten a McDonald’s burger or fries in 16 months!? You may or may not be aware that in high school I used to work at McDonald’s, and for a handful of years I ate McDonald’s several times per week (free food?!). My weight was actually not near it’s highest at this point, because I think I burned a lot of calories running around on my feet all day! But in any case, McD’s food is, in all seriousness, and to sound like a total cliché, …like crack. When I started calorie counting (snap, I need to update that page) in May of 2010, my #1 food craving for months was a McD’s Double Cheeseburger (but I resisted!). Heck, I still crave them. A once-every-16-months indulgence is okay in my book though, right?

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Spicy African Peanut Slow Cooker Soup

Sunday I really needed to get my eating habits back on track, so I tried out a recipe from Mama Pea’s new vegan cookbook!

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Loved how simple this recipe was! I just threw all these ingredients in the crock pot and then it go. Lots of fun and interesting flavors from Garam Masala, curry powder, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, garlic, coconut milk, fire-roasted tomatoes, and lots of interesting texture from lentils, chickpeas, and sweet potato.

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Plus a cheery-looking salad, made for a delicious almost-vegan dinner (minus the blue cheese on my salad!).

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The flavors in this soup were amazing – very unique! Very warm, comforting spices, and savory deliciousness! I would recommend chopping the sweet potatoes into smaller chunks than I did. My only critique of the soup is that I wish the broth were thicker, as it’s on the thin side, and I enjoy a more stew-like consistency. Maybe puree a portion of the beans? In any case, this was a great a great dish, and I can’t wait to try more of Mama Pea’s “recipeas.”

I made this stew just for me, since the huz isn’t terribly keen on curry-flavor profles. Lots of leftovers – more for me! Muahaha. Be right back

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Note Currently listening to: Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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