Thursday, July 25, 2013

Our Real Food Challenge Day #4

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At the moment we are ?? bloggers (and more) participating in this challenge:
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
Lydia @ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen  
Maureen @ It's All Connected
Melinda @ Auntie Em's Guide    
Courtney @ The Crunchy Deliquent 
Kristina @ Mother's Niche  
Taylor @ Mama has Pink Hair 
and me...Mary @ Mary's Kitchen and Back to the Basics

So here's how Day 4 went...water...Coffee...then some more water and then another coffee!
Oatmeal again for breakfast but this time with almonds, cinnamon and honey.  YUM!

Lunch was delicious!  I made vegetarian lentil soup.
Vegetarian Lentil Soup
adapted from


3 cups dried lentils
7 cups water *I used water*

OR 7 cups vegetable stock (may need more)
1 bay leaf 

1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon sea salt 

2 cups onions, minced 
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
3 stalks celery, minced
1 sweet potato, diced
fresh ground black pepper 

Optional: grated Parmesan cheese


Add all ingredients to a stock pot and bring to a boil then turn down to low.

Simmer for approx 60 minutes.  
Optional: mash remaining pieces of sweet potato. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. 
(use vegan cheese for a completely vegan recipe)

Dinner of course was Ultimate ProFit Protein Shakes!
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How has the challenge been for you?  Do you have a recipe to share?  The REAL Food Linky is still open AND Lydia set up a Pintrest board.  Stop by and share your real Food creations!


  1. That soup sounds delicious!!

  2. Wow, kudos to you on the Real Food challenge. I might be able to make it for 7 days, but it would be difficult with my current addiction to ice cream!

  3. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday!
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy


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