Preschool is way, way underrated y’all. I can’t even describe how nice it is to have a consistent two days a week where I know I can schedule appointments, work on the blog and actually create again. Unlike having a babysitter, I can actually be at HOME while Mazen is out. (It’s so surreal to be home alone after having a baby!) What I love about preschool is that it’s a win-win. Mazen comes home with art projects, singing songs and new friends, and I have a little time to really focus on the blog without fear of his nap ending at any moment.
Our growing kiddo art gallery…
So while Mazen is learning all about the color red and apples, I’ve gotten busy in the kitchen!
I had a giant bowl of leftover lentils and a stack of corn tortillas in my fridge and figured the two would go well together. Sure enough, they did!
Ready to rock and roll
The pepper and garlic were cooked first in some cooking oil, followed by the cooked lentils and spices. A little water kept things moist.
Then we were ready to build. The “meat” went in first.
Don’t forget the hot sauce! It’s the secret ingredient. That and freshly grated, really good sharp cheddar cheese. Do not buy bagged cheese ever again!
Easy Lentil Tacos
- 1.5 cups cooked green lentils
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 corn tortillas
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
- Hot sauce
- Mixed greens
- Add cooking oil to a large skillet and heat to medium.
- Add garlic and pepper and saute for about 3 minutes, until pepper is soft
- Add lentils and all spices and stir to combine.
- Add water, tablespoon at a time, if lentils are dry.
- Stir until everything is hot and combined.
- Heat corn tortillas until soft and layer in lentils.
- Top with cheese, then avocado, then hot sauce, then yogurt, then mixed greens.
I invited my friend Alice and her two kids to come home with me after school and give them a try. Many thumbs up!
Tacos for everyone! And three cheers for preschool.