I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Power Packed Lentils

Lentils...I used the green ones here and thought I had overcooked them, but apparently the brown ones hold there shape better. Who knew?

Anyways, they are still packed full of protein, iron and fiber and that's what counts!


1 cup green or brown dry lentils
1 tsp salt
(reserve 3/4 cup cooking water)

1 tbsp coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch piece ginger, minced
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp smoky paprika
1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
2 tbsps tomato paste
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp lemon zest
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup walnuts, optional

Rinse lentils then add the lentils to 6 cups of water. Add the salt and bring to a boil. Simmer 20-25 minutes. Drain and reserve 3/4 cup cooking water. Set aside both the lentils and water.

Sauté onions in coconut oil until softened then add half the ginger and half the garlic. Cook 1 minute. Add the turmeric, pepper, paprika and salt along with the tomato paste. Stir in the reserved cooking liquid and simmer 2-3 minutes.

Add the lentils and mix well. Remove from heat and add the remaining ginger and garlic, lemon juice, zest and parsley. Taste and adjust seasonings. I added a little more lemon juice. 

Serve with brown rice or sweet potatoes

Serves 3-4

Adapted from Nevine's Cuisine

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