Today a co-worker of mine gave me a Tupperware full of homemade lentil soup and it was so good! The spices she used gave the soup a distinct flavor - much different from the kind Christie and I make in our slow cooker. However, it was delicious and an unexpected surprise for lunch.
For dinner Christie and I made 'Tempeh Helper' from Isa Chandra-Moskowitz's new cookbook, Appetite for Reduction. I have to admit I was a little disappointed with the outcome - not with the actual recipe, per se, but with how I prepared the tempeh (my first time cooking with it). Luckily, Christie liked it. :) I am glad we tried it, and I would even be up to trying it again in the future (perhaps with seitan instead of tempeh?).
P.S. I have never had actual 'Hamburger Helper' - the meal this is modeled after - but I can tell you that this is MUCH healthier and most likely does, in fact, taste better. :)