This is Dr. John Bookwalter M.D. F.A.C.S(a.k.a Bookie), he is for one, a football fanatic and trying to beat the war against obesity with his patients. In this picture he was pretty tired, he had a handful of laparoscopic cholecystectomies, or in our world gall bladder surgeries, and that was just in the morning. Anyway, he can get off the floor faster than me, and can swing a 50lb kettle bell!! Yep, that is what I said!!, I was so fearful for him as he was swinging it around. I wasn't sure if I should have the phone in my hand?, protect the wall size television?, stand behind him?, stand in front of him?, it was very stressful. I just kept clinging to the idea that this 70 something year old surgeon, would not hurt himself with a 50 POUND KETTLE BELL. I had a hard time with the 30lb one.
These are lentils, which are very good for a diet. If you are on a no carbohydrate diet, lentils and beans can fill that need for satiation. It just so happens that I have a Lentil Soup for you, when you finally have overdosed on Eclairs. (hey, it can happen)
But before business, I want to introduce to you a woman that needs remembrance, I honored you Leah before, but the HTML, was so cluster flubbed. She will forever be young, vibrant and full of hope in our hearts. I am sorry that you were so sad, that you had to leave us behind. I never knew you, but watching this video..I kinda feel that I could have known you. Peace~&~Love. Here is the Shout~Out for Leah!! long over due.
Hearty Lentil Soup
1 1# bag of lentils
4 ozs of butter
2 cups rough chopped celery
2 cups rough chopped onions
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 cups peeled, rough chopped carrots
2 cans of diced tomatoes
2 cans sliced mushrooms 6oz cans
2 containers of Beef Stock
1 bay leaf
1 cup of rice
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 to 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup grated parmesan
salt and pepper to taste
In a soup pot melt the butter and add the carrots, celery, onions and garlic and cook everything till it is soft and happy. Add the cans of tomatoes, mushrooms and lentils cook until everything is mixed and ready for the next step. Add the beef stock and bay leaf, bring to a boil, add the rice and turn down to a simmer. Simmer until the rice is soft, the lentils should follow. Season with the basil,oregano,thyme and balsamic vinegar~ season with the salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. Cuddle up with your favorite_______(fill in blank) and enjoy.
Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love. ~Terri Guillemets