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1.22.2012

Just Another Meatless Monday




Hey What's For Dinner



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We started working on the house today, the never ending remodel will not kill us only make us stronger, and I needed a power lunch for us. Something to fuel us up and keep us going all afternoon. I made the wise decision to reach for lentils and make a vegetarian stew for us. I served it with a dollop of yogurt some garlic flatbread. Kept us powdered until snack time, which was a glass of beet, apple, and banana juice. Guess I finally figured out what to make with the 1 1/2 pound beet, that post is coming soon.

Vegetarian Lentil Stew
2 TBSP good oil
1 whole onion, chopped
4 ribs of organic celery, chopped
2 cups red lentils
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon garlic granules
1 teaspoon cumin
pinch of cinnamon
6 cups of water
2 cups frozen organic corn
2 cups frozen organic peas
3/4 cup plain yogurt-more for topping if desired
salt and pepper to taste

 heat a dutch oven over medium heat, when hot add the oil, onions and celery
cook for five minutes then add your spices and cook for another 30 seconds
add the water, deglaze the pan and bring to a boil
reduce heat and cook for ten minutes
you may need to add an extra cup of water here if the lentils get too dry
add the vegetables and cook for another 5-10 until the lentils are done
stir in the yogurt
taste for salt and pepper, adjust as needed
warm through
serve hot with a dollop of plain yogurt on top if desired

A note on spices; this was perfect for us but definitely feel free to spice it up for you. Extra curry powder or fresh garlic would be excellent or even more yogurt would have been wonderful.









Peace and Love--



8 comments :

  1. This sounds delicious, we've been putting EVERYTHING in the slow cooker lately because my new slow cooker has a WARM setting and it can stay "warm and ready" all afternoon...I'd love to try this recipe.

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  2. Oh my goodness, a one and a half pound beet! Wow! Hope the remodelling went well. Your lentil stew sounds delicious, especially with those lovely warming spices. Thank you for hosting.

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  3. Where in the world are my manners? Thank you very much!!

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  4. Hi,
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    Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Home remodeling can be murder! My dudes are looking like they're thinking up a new project, which is never anything but a circus!

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  6. Thanks for hosting! This is my first time joining up with the linking party, but will definitely be back next week! Thanks again!

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  7. Too funny... I almost made lentils for dinner tonight but with Little Miss home from school didn't have the energy to think about it so did a bbq chicken with homemade bbq sauce instead. Not so meatless Monday for us. Oops.

    PS emailing you in a moment re cookies!

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  8. hello i just posted my first recipe!

    http://gutsyhealth.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/gaps-pancakes/

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