Jars of Lentils & Grains

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Oh the beauty of lentils and grains 🌾

I’ll be honest–motivating myself to cook dried food is pretty difficult. I know how and have been successful in the past, but it always seems like such an undertaking. I’m really used to just opening canned foods and sticking the contents on the stovetop, so it’s been taking me awhile to fully adopt this new habit.

On another note–I think the adoption of a fully plant-based diet has been one of my favorite lifestyle changes. I was pescatarian/vegetarian for a while before coming over to the dark side and I fully expected it to be impossible to forgo dairy, but it’s actually made me feel great. Granted, my previous dietary habits consisted of at least three cheese ravioli pasta with alfredo sauce meals a week, so anything other than that is quite the improvement. Now with less fat and a focus on beans for protein, I feel so much lighter and healthier. Now all I have to do is figure out how to make more food at home instead of just ending up back at Chipotle (though Chipotle really isn’t so bad, is it?).

Do you have any tips for how to make cooking these dried foods easier or more enjoyable?

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