Saturday, August 16, 2008


This picture seemed appropriate for sharing tonight. Because I've been pondering recipes that some of you on diets can enjoy. And I was thinking how really terrific lentils are. I can't believe I've been ignorant of such a fabulous food all these years -- but I'm trying to make up for lost time, you see.

Anyway, I decided to Google for nutritional info on the lovely lentil -- and accidentally fell into the most marvelous site that I just have to share with y'all. Or all y'all. Whichever is correct. (Insert smile.)

The name of the place is Nutrition Data and it's probably the most informative site of its kind that I've run across. It takes a little fooling around to get the hang of how everything works but the learning curve is short and there's an excellent help section.

Just to give you an idea, here's the page that comes up when you pick lentils cooked with salt. I chose that option because that's how I cook 'em but you can choose without salt, too. The page not only gives you the usual nutritional info, it shows you things like the estimated glycemic load and the inflammation factor. And it throws in neat charts with purty colors.

And you can even click on a link to Epicurious for recipes with lentils! For the record, there are 141 of 'em. How cool is that?

Please excuse me now. I must scoot over to Epicurious and ponder me some recipes.


Becky said...

Dee, y'all and all y'all are both correct. Both are plural, both mean "you all." All y'all is just a little more emphatic.

Dee said...

Becky, that's the best explanation I've received yet. Thank you! There are so many conflicting opinions on the proper use of either term that I've just thrown up my hands and figured I'd have to be right at least 50% of the time. From now on, I'll just tell 'em, "Becky sed ..."

Bonnie said...

Funny I don't believe I ever used you all until I came to Texas. lol

I loved that lol cat and it sure did fit here today.