Lentils are nutritious, versatile, affordable, environmentally friendly, and shelf-stable!
One of my most popular articles in 2019 was a review of a curry simmer sauce in a bottle--and that sauce was not very good, so we wanted to try some other convenient, ready-to-use curry sauces in search of a better one. We've found two that are quite tasty, and they're not an obscure brand … Continue reading Simply Balanced curry sauce review (2 flavors)
Garam masala is an Indian spice blend available in bulk at the food co-op. We've often boiled green lentils with garam masala in a pot on the stove, as a high-protein main dish to go with whatever Indian vegetable dish we were making. Sometimes that's been kind of annoying, though, as the cooking time is … Continue reading Garam Masala Baked Lentils
Almost two years ago, I saw this recipe for Garlicky Lentils and Tomatoes, which is very flexible. We have tried it several different ways, and this variation has become a favorite. This recipe is easy, cheap, and pretty quick! It is vegan and gluten-free. It has lots of fiber, vitamins, protein, and iron. It can … Continue reading Green Ribbon Lentils
This started with a recipe I found online, but we've made some adjustments. The most interesting (though not authentically Indian) one is adding carrots, which turns this from just a high-protein main dish into a full meal. It's easy and pretty quick to make. It's vegetarian and can be made vegan, it's gluten-free and nut-free, … Continue reading Masoor Dal (Indian Lentils) with Carrots
This vegan, gluten-free soup has an interesting flavor, different from most lentil soups yet not too sweet and fruity. It's easy and inexpensive!
This is a recipe that really works for me! I developed it when I was on maternity leave and wanted hot lunches and needed plenty of nutritious calories for breastfeeding, but I was distracted by the baby and often literally had my hands full. It takes a while to cook, but it can be left … Continue reading Lentil Rice
I've seen this recipe floating around vegetarian and thrifty discussions for the past year or two, but I didn't get around to trying it until this past weekend. It was delicious and very easy! It will be ideal for us now that Daniel is working at home, because he can spend just a few minutes … Continue reading Honey Baked Lentils