Tag Archives: lentils

Red lentils and rice with broccoli. 9/1/20

Oh, it is so good to be home and cooking in my own kitchen and eating my own kind of food. Tonight’s dinner is a porridge-y mix of red lentils, ginger, onions, and garlic with lots of spices in a … Continue reading

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Cooking in a strange kitchen. 8/26/20

Although we are trying to convince ourselves that we are on a “vacation” and not running away from fire and smoke, I still want to eat in a healthy manner. Because of the pandemic and my diet, dining out is … Continue reading

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Red lentils with kale and mushrooms. 7/20/20

Red lentils are an excellent quick-cook dinner. Cooked along with onions, garlic, ginger and a spice mix of turmeric, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt, the lentils are ready in about 15 minutes after you add either your vegetable or chicken … Continue reading

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Lentils with veg (optional turkey sausage)

Here the humble brown lentil is our dinner star. They cook in about 20 minutes. The supporting cast is carrot, onion, celery, spinach, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, green onion, and optional turkey sausage.

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Red lentils with brown rice. 6/5/20

I love this combination of red lentils, onion, garlic, ginger, and spices cooked together in a vegetable stock. I found the recipe on an Afghani site and tweaked it to make it my own. John sautéed the onions and spices … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Palak Dal. 5/25/20

Our son has been encouraging us to try this dal (lentil) dish that he makes at home. The recipe he sent me Lentils with Spinach or Palak Dal was from America’s Test Kitchen and like many of their recipes had … Continue reading

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Busy cooking days! 5/10 and 5/11/20

First I made some soup, lentil and vegetables. Why? Mostly because I had collard greens that were on their last legs in the crisper. I made it my usual way—sauté onions and garlic, add the celery and carrots, then the … Continue reading

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Red lentils, brown rice, and zucchini. 4/17/20

Following up on last night’s vegetarian/vegan dinner, here is another main course that can be totally vegan or vegetarian depending on your enhancements. I used light butter with canola oil to round out the flavors but you could use olive … Continue reading

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🥬 Afghani dal. 3/14/20

This dinner wasn’t even on the menu this week but we just did not feel like going to the fuss of scallops. Since we are stuck here at home due to social distancing (which you should take very seriously!) I … Continue reading

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🥬 Leftovers: Spiced red lentils 3/2/20

We have a lot of spiced red lentils left over from last week and a container of rice. So I pick up some more broccoli from the store and we have an almost no-work dinner. These lentils, whose major claim … Continue reading

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