Hot Dish


  • 1 lb of ground beef

  • frozen, cut green beans

  • 1 can tomato soup

  • 1 bag frozen tater tots

  • 1/2 large white onion

  • Cheese


Dice and carmelize the onion. Then brown the meat (be sure to drain the fat). Season generously with taco seasoning, etc.

Mix the frozen green beans and cooked meat into a cooking dish. Layer cheese, followed by frozen tater tots.

Place in the oven at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes, until the tater tots are nice and crispy. Add cheese on top and place back in the oven until melted. Serve immediately.


There are many variations on this dish.

Sweet Potate and Lentil Dal


  • 1 Sweet Potato

  • 1 cup red lentils

  • 1-2 T oil (coconut or vegetable)

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 T minced fresh ginger

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 t cumin seeds (or ground cumin)

  • 1 T Garam Masala

  • 1 T Cinnamon (optional)

  • 1 t salt

  • 1 t sugar

  • 2 bay leaves

  • spicy peppers, to taste

  • Other vegetables: chopped carrots, peas

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • 1 can diced tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes diced)

  • Tempering oil:

    • 1 t cumin seeds

    • 1 t fennel seeds

    • 1 t paprkia

    • 2 T oil (coconut or vegetable)


  • Cube sweet potatoes and roast in oven at 425 F until done, about 20 minutes. Set aside.

  • Sort and rinse lentils

  • Heat oil and saute onions over medium high heat for 2 minutes

  • Add ginger and saute a few more minutes

  • Add garlic and turn heat down to medium

  • Add cumin seeds, garam masala, salt, sugar, bay leaves, peppers, cinnamon. Stir for 1-2 minutes, until spices become fragrant.

  • Add lentils with chicken broth and tomatoes. Bring to boil, cover and turn heat down. Let simmer for 15 minutes.

  • Once lentils are done, add sweet potatoes.

  • In another saute pan, heat 2 T oil. Add cumin, fennel, paprika and stir for 1 minute (until seeds start to pop).

  • Serve dal over rice or bread and drizzle with tempering oil.