Tag Archives: lentils

Sweet & Spicy Sloppy Joes

When I need a quick meal and have minimal items in the fridge, this always works in a pinch.  I usually keep cider buns in the freezer and lentils and the various condiments used in this are always in stock.  If I don’t have tomatoes or peppers, use canned tomatoes and omit the pepper (see […]

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Lentil Soup with Cumin and Chard (Vegan and Quick)

“Okay, I admit it. I love soup. And no doubt you’ve noticed. It’s not like the past several posts have been all about soup or anything.  When browsing through Deborah Madison’s “Vegetable Soups” cookbook I could so relate to her opening words, “When I said I was working on a soup book, the response was […]

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Arabic Lentil Soup

A Simple Bowl of Soup – Arabic Lentil Soup (Vegan)

“Even though we are almost into December, it still seems like summer was yesterday.  My mindset is still on simple, easy, minimalist dishes that only take but a few minutes to prepare; a bowl of fruit, fresh greens with crisp veggies just picked from the garden, or a quick pasta with cherry tomatoes, zucchini and […]

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Smoky Red Lentil Mexican Soup (Vegan)

“Oh, how I miss soup!  With our Seattle weather topping out in the mid 90’s recently, soup has not been on the menu.  But this week the temps have dipped back to a welcoming mid 70’s and I just couldn’t help but get my stockpot out again and simmer up a good pot of soup. […]

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Algerian Mixed Bean And Lentil Soup With Chermoula Sauce (Vegan)

“I had the pleasure of taking a cooking class in Seattle yesterday where I enjoyed a demonstration of 5 new delicious vegetarian dishes.   Our instructor, Chef Sureyya Gokeri is from Turkey and boy did I love her style!  She was ambitious, joyful and honest and made everyone feel like they could cook, even if […]

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Lentil and "Sausage" Stew

Famously Delicious Lentil and “Sausage” Stew (Vegan)

“In my meat-eating days, I was famous well known for my sausage, chicken and lentil stew. It was something I had perfected over my 15-year marriage and it was on top of the request list for friends and guests.  When I started my vegetarian lifestyle, I thought this would be an easy adaption.  I made a few […]

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Shepherds Pie

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie (No-Guilt Version)

“In the spirit of warm comfort food, what can be more delish than a warm bowl of Shepherd’s Pie? But the calories–Oh, my!  Indulge in this and be guilt free.  This lower calorie, lower fat version is served right in a bowl, sans the pie crust (who needs all the fuss and fat of actually making a […]

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Greek Lentils on Pita

Mediterranean Lentil Salad on Whole Wheat Pitas

“A bright and colorful Mediterranean-inspired mix of lentils, fresh bell pepper, tomatoes and spinach tossed in a garlic, olive oil and balsamic dressing and topped with a sprinkling of feta cheese.  You can eat this on its own or you can couple this with baked whole wheat pitas.  I love taking this to potlucks or gatherings and […]

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French Green Lentil Soup

French Green Lentil Soup

“French Green Lentils (Lentilles Du Puy) are a peppery lentil that hold their shape well when cooked, making them perfect for soup or stews.  The base ingredient includes caramelized onions and tomato paste that is deglazed then enhanced with a secret ingredient (Worcestershire sauce) that adds tang, spice and warmth to this simple soup.  Although petite in size, […]

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Masoor Dhal And Greens (Vegan)

“An uncomplicated and aromatic dish that pleases your soul and satisfies.  Be sure to find the right type of lentil.  Red lentils (masoor dal) cook quickly and disintegrate to make the right base for this soupy-style dish. This dish is so fast and easy to make that I love to make this with other Indian […]

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