Simple Beginnings Transformed:
- butternut squash, chickpeas, red lentils, onion, carrots, broth, cumin, saffron, ginger, tomato paste plus lime juice, nuts or nut butter, salt/pepper.
Six to Eight Transformational Hours in the slow cooker:
- low heat, eventual sweating, steaming, slight bubbling, melting squash and lentils, softening beans, carrots and onions, merging concentrated flavors. Simple, Nutritious, Delicious! Transformational food for my transformed body and mood.
Transformed Body and Mood? Absolutely! Consider the following evidence.
When I finished getting this process started in the kitchen, Transformation followed!
- I’m already anticipating what will be ready for supper.
- Congratulating myself that it’s actually in the crock pot.
- Keeping my nose tuned for aromas that will permeate the house like incense.
- To say nothing of relishing the Transformational Thought that I won’t need to cook anything like this for several days.
And that’s not all. Even before the stew, I woke up this morning thinking Transformative Thoughts about my life. Little things like scheduling tea with a neighbor I met while out on one of my daily walks; giving a few of my children’s books to the young twins who live next door; praying short, simple, silent prayers for people I see and think about each day, including myself—instead of fretting about getting my prayers ‘right.’
If you’re interested in the recipe for this Transformative Slow Cooker Stew, you’ll find it right here. Or better yet, why not get out your stew pot and start your own favorite Transformational Stew?
This impromptu Transformational Post comes with great thanks to WordPress Daily Post for today’s word: transformation.
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 25 October 2016
Photo of stew from Eating Well Recipes