I love you, freezer. ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

27 August 2012

I love you, freezer.

lentil soup with quinoa, yogurt, sambal oelek, and homegrown scallions and tomatoes

It has not been the easiest few days. Good thing I have a bunch of soup in the freezer.

This one was a basic lentil soup with potato, carrot, and onion. I defrosted it on the stovetop with a little water. In the meantime, I loaded the rice cooker with quinoa, pulled some sungold tomatoes and scallion greens out of the garden, and excavated the fridge in search of plain yogurt and sambal oelek.

Voila: lentil soup with hot quinoa, tangy yogurt, spicy sambal, and delicious fresh vegetables.

Everything seems much more doable after a lunch like this.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Isn't it nice that past-you looks out for future-you like that? Hope your week gets better!

fabiola@notjustbaked said...

I love my freezer so much, it can be my best friends some days. I hope your week gets better and you freezer takes care of you.

{lauren} thetalkingkitchen said...

i can't wait for a freezer, we are getting a new fridge/freezer tonight! this looks beautiful and delicious, would have never known it was frozen.

Joanne said...

Aww chica I'm sorry to hear you've been having a rough time! Having good healthy food in the fridge/freezer can definitely make your day!

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes said...

I love being able to reach into the freezer and find a quick healthy lunch or dinner - totally a lifesaver!

Shu Han said...

I love freezer meals. It's always good having proper food from the freezer when you're lazy to cook! much better/cheaper than any storebought nonsense.

Jes said...

Your freezer meals are always stunning--le jealous! Love the sambal touch :) Hope your week is going much better now!

Aylin @ GlowKitchen said...

I love chunky soups -- nothing like a light dish you can have the occasional chew action with!

Eileen said...

Today is a better day--thanks for all your well wishes! And yes, the freezer and a good stash of homemade food is SO useful. I may end up having freezer dinner tonight too. Why not?

julie zielinski said...

wow! sold!

Terri said...

Quinoa in the rice cooker?!?! Do tell. Same proportions as if it was cooked on the stove?

Eileen said...

Yeah, I do the same 2:1 water:quinoa proportion in the rice cooker. It works perfectly. :)