dinner last night...

spicy turkey and lentil cabbage cups....here is what i did...
ingredients - 10-12 large cabbage leaves, 1 lb ground turkey breast, 2 tsp olive oil, 1/2 chopped onion, 1 cup dry lentils, 1 can diced tomatoes, spices(you do NOT need all of these to make it taste yummy!-1/2 tsp red cayanne pepper, 1/2tsp tumeric, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds).
1. blanch the cabbage leaves - this makes them tender and makes the phytochemicals more available to your body!  bring a large pot of water to a simmer and put leaves in 3-4 at a time for 1-2 minutes.  then take them out and plunge them in ice water to stop the cooking and maintain the bright color.  take out and dry with paper towels.
2. heat diced tomatoes +1/2 cup water to boiling, then reduce to low and add lentils, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes until tender.
3. brown up ground turkey breast with onion in 1 tsp oil.  then add the other tsp oil and the mustard and cumin seeds.  toast the seeds for about 2 minutes.  take off heat if lentils are not done yet!
4.  add lentils and all other spices to turkey and combine, cook about 2-3 more minutes.
5.  serve turkey mixture in cabbage leaves and eat like a taco!  makes 3-4 servings.