Our everyday lentil stew is an easy, quick dinner that can be stretched into a soup or served tighter as a hearty stew. You can make it vegan or add some turkey sausage, as we did today, or go whole hog with pork sausage. The homely brown lentil is a great, cheap, healthy ingredient to add some protein in a variety of dishes.
While I was at my chopping station taking care of the vegetables, John inspected the lentils and rinsed them off. I always start chopping what I know he will cook first. So, mushrooms, onions, garlic, carrots, and celery get a quick sauté in succession. Then he added 4 ounces of diced turkey sausage followed by chicken or vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper, a few chile flakes, and add a couple of bay leaves. Bring to boil, lower to simmer. Watch some half hour program, read a magazine, or write your blog and it is done.
WW blue points – 3 (oil, turkey sausage)