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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:

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Today I’m cooking Black French lentils, it has a peppery taste I enjoy with the mix of ingredients I incorporate.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Cook lentils and drain 1st boil, rinse lentils in warm water & then add fresh purified water, cook in medium heat.
  2. In a pan sauté in olive oil –  onions, garlic, celery, carrot, mushrooms, bay leaf, for a few minutes, add to pot of lentils.
  3. Now add spices, olive oil, red wine, set heat to medium-low, cook for 45 minutes.
  4. Serve lentils in a bowl with a small dollop of Greek Yogurt & some fresh parsley.
  5. Bon Appetit!

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