Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 22, 2010

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Watchin the tide roll away…

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Ooo I’m just sitting on the dock of the bay..

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wastin time.

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Lunch with family followed by a couple hours sitting and chatting away at the table.

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I had an Ezekiel wrap with hummus, tomato, basil, and romaine…

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Leftover chickpea and lentil casseroles…

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and fruit that we all shared…

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Now for the next recipe from last night’s dinner!

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Lentil Rice Casserole

Adapted from Vegfamily.com.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup lentils, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2-3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 handful fresh basil, chopped finely
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/2-1 tsp Fleur de sel sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

 

Directions: Rinse & drain lentils and rice. Mix all ingredients in a casserole dish. Bake covered for 1½ hours at 300F. It doesn’t get any easier!!!!

 

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I love that this recipe is literally ONE DISH! So nice.

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When I removed the casserole to check it after 75 minutes, I tasted it and added a bit more sea salt and pepper. I also decided it needed a bit of colour so I added tomato and red pepper.

It turned out pretty good. Everyone said they loved it. It was easy, simple, and had a very short ingredient list! The only thing I might change next time is adding a couple tablespoons of Earth Balance to give it that buttery quality.

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We are now in the car on the very long drive home. I’m going stir craaaaazy. ;) It was a great weekend and we are sad to see it go! See you for a new week ahead.

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Camille August 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Everything looks delicious!
Have a safe drive home!

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Stefanie August 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Lovely pictures. Have a safe trip back home. :)

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holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm

What a beautiful lake. I so wish we had a lake house! One day…

Ugh, I was in the car PLENTY this weekend, so I feel your pain.

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Kristy @ KristyRuns.com August 22, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Wow! Looks like a PERFECT weekend! Good family, good location, good conversation, good food. What more could anyone ask for?!?! :)

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[email protected] August 22, 2010 at 7:09 pm

I sang that song in my choir class in high school :) Beautiful flowers! All of the food looks super tasty!

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Viviane August 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Yum, your casserole looks amazing. Anything that takes only one dish to prepare? BONUS!
I love Herbamare, it replaces salt for almost everything in my cooking.
Have a great evening!

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Liza (Health Nutting) August 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Sooo nice to just “waste time”, love it.
Ezekiel wraps are so good, right? hummus + tomato + lettuce = combo made in heaven!

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I love that song. Very beautiful pictures :)

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is August 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm

So pretty! I love being by the water.

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[email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I love experimenting with lentils, they are fairly new to me.

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Danielle August 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I like making big batches of grain/protein salads to bring for work week lunches – this lentil salad looks like another good work week idea – it probably gets even better as the week goes on and the flavors marinate together.

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Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 22, 2010 at 7:39 pm

I love that picture of the hot pink flower. You are such an awesome photographer!

I’ll have to try the casserole this week–I’ve actually never cooked lentils myself. That will be a nice challenge for the week :)

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Rosey Rebecca August 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I’m catching up on blog reading. I’ve missed too much! Your photography is fabulous, as always! I feel like I can reach into the screen and grab those grapes!

Love the intro to this post. I especially love the first and third flower pics. I just love everything. The end.

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Christine August 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

That wrap looks simply yummy!

And I am so making those lentils sometime soon. Thanks for the recipe!

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I can tell just by looking that the tomato in that wrap must have been really sweet. Look how red it is!

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alexa @ Sohdalex August 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Beautiful pics, and the lentils look delicious!

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sarah August 22, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I can’t wait until uni finishes and summer in december so I can hit the beaches in NZ

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Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place August 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

what beautiful scenery!! It’s gorgeous out there.

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Paige @ Running Around Normal August 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm

oh man I haven’t heard that song in forever! What a beautiful location they live in:)

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Ashley August 22, 2010 at 8:58 pm

The first half of this entry is absolutely dreamy. There are few things I love more than when my family is together at the table.

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Emily August 22, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Lentil Rice Casserole looks amazing!! I have been waiting for the recipe since you posted the picture…think I’m going to try this one tomorrow :)

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christina cadden August 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Those pictures are so beautiful!

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Wendy August 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm

the bay looks soooo pretty! it makes me want to move to canada and escape the rainstorm we’ve had here in PA :)

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 22, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I love that song…….and I also love sitting on docks!

Nothing like a wonderful meal with family. We just did that last night and it was so refreshing.

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Michelle... August 22, 2010 at 10:21 pm

The lentil and rice casserole looks FANTASTIC! I am so trying this ASAP!

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Wei-Wei August 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm

What a wonderful feast! Just another reminder that it’s not hard to be vegan. :D

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Nicole @ yuppie yogini August 22, 2010 at 10:40 pm

That casserole looks awesome. You are my go-to person for all recipes yummy and vegan! I made your spelt pancakes this weekend and they did not disappoint!

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Sana August 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm

What beautiful pictures by the lake! You and Eric must be loving this relaxing weekend after the craziness that is Chicago!

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Laura (Starloz) August 22, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Oh boy, what a beautiful place to spend the weekend.

Your casserole looks divine. I’m bookmarking that one!

Have you looked into a button/widget that would let us print just the recipe for your AWESOME meals.?
I’m not sure it exists but I was thinking it might link to a shorter page that just has the recipe.
I’m a lazy girl, yes i know this!

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kari August 22, 2010 at 11:19 pm

hi Angela, beautiful pictures and glad you and your husband had a wonderful time. thank you for sharing the lentils and rice recipe, i will definitely be making that this week. have a good night.

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Elle(@a galley slave) August 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Looks delicious… this house is amazing… how could Eric ever have left home? Cute kits, too. Nice that Sketchie has ‘cousin’s to visit…

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Helen August 22, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Hi Angela, I have only been following your blog for a week or so and it is absolutely fab!! Green monsters are on my list of things to try. I have been inspired by all the delish food you cook. I noticed the casserole dish recipe above which I will be trying this week but wondered if you will be posting the chickpea recipe also as it looks scrumptious. Thanks for the inspiration, Helen :)

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Kimberly August 23, 2010 at 2:35 am

Love that song…the Otis Redding version is amazing :) Have a good week

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[email protected] bean to runner bean August 23, 2010 at 3:14 am

Wow your lunch spread looks awesome! as does your little trip hanging out on the “dock of the bay” lovely! x

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Leah @ Simply Fabulous August 23, 2010 at 3:20 am

It is my DREAM to have a cottage someday.

Love that 1st pic of you!

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Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) August 23, 2010 at 3:38 am

It looks really peaceful!

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Marina August 23, 2010 at 6:37 am

Lovely pictures!
And an awesome casserole recipe, I love casseroles!

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Dani @ Body By Nature August 23, 2010 at 7:19 am

Adorable photos! The lentil casserole looks super simple to make, must try it out!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 23, 2010 at 7:35 am

I love just sitting on docks like that. What a gorgeous view. :)

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Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans August 23, 2010 at 7:39 am

The view from the dock looks amazing. I adore cottage life…its my favorite thing about summer in Ontario!

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Christal Espelage August 23, 2010 at 7:57 am

That is the best hummus! Their cracked red pepper flavor tastes like nacho cheese =o)

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Maria @ Kale and Cupcakes August 23, 2010 at 9:01 am

Isn’t it just lovely to visit with family and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday? It looks like you had a fantastic weekend. Food looks amazing, per usual!

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Callie August 23, 2010 at 9:29 am

I love those pictures. :)

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Kristy August 23, 2010 at 10:09 am

Love the pics! The lentil dish looks amazing!

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Stacy August 23, 2010 at 11:39 am

Gorgeous photos! :)

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Helen August 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Hi Angela,
I am new to your blog but really love all the recipes. I am plucking up the courage to try a green monster! The rice and lentil dish you made for your family get tegether looks delish. I was just wondering whether you could post the chickpea recipe as well that you also made for this meal as it looks lovely.
Thanks for such a great blog
Helen :)

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jennifer August 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm

I can hear Otis Redding’s voice now… looks so peaceful!

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Dee August 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I love this son! Beautiful photos Angela!

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Dee August 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I apparently can’t type today. :(

I meant song*.

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PR_cal August 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Recipe looks great, I want to try it tonight! Just one question though, did you add the tomato and red pepper after it was cooked? You said put everything in and cook but in your photos, there is no pepper or tomato…?
Thanks

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PR_cal August 24, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Oops, should’ve read closer. I see that you did in fact at them at the end! They’d probably get mushy if added before…

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Yup! :)

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cfspark1 August 30, 2010 at 12:01 am

Two Questions re: Lentil & Rice Casserole
1) I live in TX. It’s way too hot to use oven. Think this would work in slow cooker/crock pot on low?
and 2) Soak the lentils first (to prevent…um, well…gas)?

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