Health and Food

The old saying that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” inspired the idea of writing about one of my favorite dishes, lentil soup. Today I had a sudden urge to cook up this scruptious dish. This took me back to the spice in life. There are times when life becomes monotonous and we live our lives  following the same routines, one day after another. In general, I enjoy preparing  homemade dishes. From a personal experience,  as one grows in a relationship with your husband, intimacy should become interwoven in your daily affairs. This was best exemplified in the life and mannerism of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) where some reports suggest that he would sit and eat with his wives. Aisha (radi Allahu anha) would take a sip, and the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) would do the same from the same spot her lips had touched. Romance and affection was infused in their lives in the smallest of gestures. The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam)also advised us, to eat together and not separately, for the blessings [are] associated with the company. (Recorded in Ibn Majah)

I will post the recipe to my lentil soup recipe on the page entitled, “Favorite Recipes.”

So, give it a go and try making this mouthwatering flavorful recipe that will inspire a great tasting meal on yout table dedicated to the ones you love.

Rich in protein and fiber, lentils lend substance and a mildly spicy flavor to soups. These legumes vary in color and size, depending on the variety. In the United States, commercial lentil soups often feature the larger green lentils, while Middle Eastern and Indian cultures tend to favor small, red lentils, notes FoodReference.com. A bowl of lentil soup can serve as a hearty meal, and a smaller cup makes an energizing, low-calorie snack. Look for low-sodium brands of lentil soup, or make a quick, flavorful lentil soup at home to avoid the high sodium content in some commercial brands.

Resources

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/legumes/NU00260/NSECTIONGROUP=2

http://www.livestrong.com/article/326831-the-nutrition-of-lentil-soup/#ixzz21ltXlfWP

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