It is always such a busy time of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas isn’t it? There are so many parties, events to attend, festive gatherings and displays and no matter which way you turn, there’s always food, drink and Christmas goodies involved. I try so hard to be on track, but invariably I find myself reaching out for more. Then there’s all the baking and entertaining I’ve done in the past few weeks, the temptation is just so pronounced, but I can’t seem to tear myself away. I’ve stepped on the bathroom scales a few times already, and believe it or not, in the past few weeks alone, I’ve put on a couple extra pounds. I tell myself I’ll try harder in the New Year. One day this past week, I thought to make a nutritious yet simple meal for dinner. Red Lentil with Lemon soup is chock full of bold flavors. A hint of lemon juice takes it up a notch and offsets the deep cumin and chile flavors. I’ll be preparing more simple suppers like these till all the temptations around me cease. Woe is me!