In a spirit of great enthusiasm I started September yesterday!
I decided to tackle the lentils first. I had a few salady bits and pieces which needed eating up and I thought I could combine the two.
First I cooked the lentils. I'd noticed when I was looking for lentil recipes that some lists of ingredients include dried lentils and some prefer cooked (or tinned) ones so I decided to cook 200 grams dried lentils and then weigh them again once cooked and drained. The result was 498 grams of cooked lentils. I now have the information to convert any quantity either way. Cunning, I feel. And now I've written it on this blog I have information I won't forget. Doubly cunning.
I then peeled and deseeded a cucumber and chopped it, halved the cherry tomatoes and a couple of tomatoes which my neighbour grew, the tail end of a root of celery and a red onion and combine the lot in a bowl with some of the cooked lentils. I made a balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing including a little garlic and poured that over.
Not the most exciting recipe I've ever made but it made a tasty lunch. And it was a no spend day.