Creamy Red Lentil Soup

Creamy Red Lentil Soup

This recipe is an easy way to use up leftovers if you have an abundance of cooked rice and/or lentils on hand, in the category of what I call #veganproblems.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups cooked red lentils
  • 1 cup cooked jasmine rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Serve!

Stomp with Dino Feet

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What’s more fun for a preschool tot than stomping around the house? Stomping around with dinosaur feet of course! Get out some sillies with this cute idea from High Five magazine.

To start, adults will need to trace a dinosaur foot shape on a large piece of craft foam. I really have no idea what a dinosaur footprint looks like, but a three-toed creature seemed to fit the bill!

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Cut an X into the foam with scissors near the ankle of each foot – this is how your child will wear the dino feet.

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Travis loves practicing with kid-safe scissors, so although cutting the dino foot was beyond his skill, he helped me snip out a few triangles that we would need later on. “Dinosaurs need lots of triangles!” he told me very seriously.

First though, we had to paint our dino feet! Travis smeared on some pink, and I added a few orange dots for contrast.

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Let the paint dry, then add the final adornment with the smaller pieces of foam you cut out.

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And now it’s time to stomp!

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