Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Not Just for Abraham


I've had a bit of a lentil fetish of late; I think I've eaten them in some form every day for the past two months.  I feel like a biblical character; I just can't get enough.

Guess what? Lentils are high in protein (behind only soybeans and hemp) in the legume and nut family.  Nutritional benefits increase when lentils are soaked overnight.

Here is a quick and easy curried lentil slow cooker recipe.


vegan curried lentil spices

curried lentils ingredients

curried lentils veggies

Dump all of the above ingredients in a slow cooker.  You can stir a bit, or not.  Cook on high for about four hours, or until lentils and yams are soft.  They are the perfect companion to wild red salmon.  

vegan curried lentils

Tips:  Real chefs might soak the lentils overnight, rinsing to get rid of debris (I usually don't bother.) They might also brown the onions and yams in a bit of olive oil first.  But who has time for that when there is unleavened bread to bake, and feet to wash, and tents to clean, and camel steaks to grill....

Do you like lentils?  If so, how do you prepare them? 

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