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Old 12-21-2008, 02:49 PM   #11
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The Lentil Stew

This is a tradition at our house during the Holidays. There is an old saying: Eat lentils during the Holiday and you will be wealthy for the New Year. One of my neighbors told us. Her Mom told her and she passes it on.

We enjoy having a hot bowl during the Holidays and of course we will take
the wealth. It is a healthy dish. Aria
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:19 PM   #12
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Lentil Soup is an old European tradition in my family as well. You're supposed to eat it on New Year's Eve to bring wealth in the new year. Unfortunately, my dear husband doesn't care for lentils, so I usually just buy a good brand of canned for myself & force him to eat just one spoonfull - lol!!
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:24 AM   #13
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It is common in many diverse cultures to eat legumes on New Years.

Black eyed peas is a classic - believed handed down from African culture.

In Japan they eat black beans on new year.

This week the NY Times had an article saying cassoulet is a lucky dish to eat.

I wonder how and where this tradition started and will try to find out.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:08 AM   #14
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I make "Cassoulet" every year for New Year's Day. Not due to any feeling that it'll bring luck; just a way to use up the leftover Xmas roast goose! ;)
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:46 PM   #15
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I just want to thank mike_in_brooklyn for the recipe. Im in the process of making it now and it is tasting great so far. I must admit i was a little uneasy about the tbs of spices to put in, but as its coming along, its tasting great and the flavors are blending well. Initially i wasnt sure the mushrooms would work, but as im tasting it, i can definitely see how the mushroom works with the spices. Im still questioning the turnip ( havnt added it yet) but everything seems to be going well so far, why not

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:25 PM   #16
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we make lentil oup and patato pure
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:44 PM   #17
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Add some Italian Sausage MMMMMMMMMMMMMM
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:31 AM   #18
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Add some Italian Sausage MMMMMMMMMMMMMM
I'm sure it would work well as would andouille

Happy eating!
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:10 AM   #19
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Ham Hocks.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:07 AM   #20
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Ham Hocks.
When I make brown or green lentil 'stew' or split pea I
will use smoked Turkey wings or less often
smoked hocks or neck bones to flavor it.
I like to use Indian based spices for the
red lentile
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