Lentils are quick & easy to prepare, with the many varieties of lentils & recipes you won’t find it boring cooking these nutritional legumes! High in protein, iron, and a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of eight important minerals:
Today I’m cooking Black French lentils, it has a peppery taste I enjoy with the mix of ingredients I incorporate.
- 1 cup of black French lentils
- 1 carrot
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 red onion diced
- 2 celery stalks
- A handful of porcini mushrooms chopped
- 1 large organic tomato diced
- A handful of chopped fresh parsley
- 1 small bay leaf
- 1 Tbsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika
- Fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Sea salt to taste
- 2 – 3 Tbsp olive oil (1st pressed, cold pressed, extra virgin)
- 1/4 cup red/burgundy wine
- A dollop of Greek Yogurt (or) choices of: nutritional yeast flakes, goat cheese, grated parmesan cheese
- Cook lentils and drain 1st boil, rinse lentils in warm water & then add fresh purified water, cook in medium heat.
- In a pan sauté in olive oil – onions, garlic, celery, carrot, mushrooms, bay leaf, for a few minutes, add to pot of lentils.
- Now add spices, olive oil, red wine, set heat to medium-low, cook for 45 minutes.
- Serve lentils in a bowl with a small dollop of Greek Yogurt & some fresh parsley.
- Bon Appetit!
- Greek Chili Soup
- Yolanda’s Cuban Black Bean Soup
- Sweet Potato Bisque & Power Juice Recipes
- Butternut Squash Soup & Health Benefits
- Homemade Veggie Stock from vegetable scraps
- Spicy Indian Mung Beans
- Greek Noodle Soup
- Chicken Soup for the Cold…
- Squid & Spinach Soup
- Veggie Fish Soup
- Spicy Indian Dahl Lentil Soup