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Old 01-19-2015, 05:50 PM   #11
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Can't go wrong with bacon!

Here's some more info on lentils: What's the Difference Between Split Peas and Lentils? — Word of Mouth | The Kitchn
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:55 PM   #12
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You can make lentils sloppy joes or lentil tacos
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:11 PM   #13
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Yes, Kayelle I saw that one and have it bookmarked to try! I knew the package I picked up was mixed lentils. It has red (actually a golden color), green and Beluga lentils all mixed in the same bag. I hope to try out a recipe or two this week and will report back on my success/failures.
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:20 AM   #14
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Yes, Kayelle I saw that one and have it bookmarked to try! I knew the package I picked up was mixed lentils. It has red (actually a golden color), green and Beluga lentils all mixed in the same bag. I hope to try out a recipe or two this week and will report back on my success/failures.
Jabbur, I hope you read the not to be missed story of the bacon lentils. I too have no experience with lentils and will be interested in your report. TIA
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:52 AM   #15
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We have made Carrabba's sausage and lentil soup before Carrabba's Sausage & Lentil Soup Recipe by rellison | Epicurious.com and I liked it, although Craig wasn't too fond of the lentils but he doesn't like chickpeas or lima beans either.

Just FYI, lentils can be VERY BAD for people with certain types of kidney stones as they are very high in purines and oxalate.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:32 PM   #16
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I used to work for a program that taught low-income families how to stretch their dollars and lentils were my friend. They are so easy to flavor.We ate vegetarian for a few years and one of our staples was cooked lentils mooshed up with taco seasoning for burritos or mixed up like meatoaf for 'Surprise Burgers'.

Here are a couple of the favorites from my classes. We also did a pretty good nut bread that called for lentil puree.


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Lentil Confetti Salad

Recipe By :Washington-Idaho Pea and Lentil Commission
Serving Size : 5 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Extension Recipes Salads and Salad Dressings

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/4 pound lentils -- (1/2 cup)
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooked rice
1/2 cup Italian dressing
1/2 cup tomatoes -- seeded and diced
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives -- optional
chopped parsley

Wash and drain lentils. Bring lentils, water and salt to a boil, and simmer, covered, about 20 minutes. Do not overcook; lentils should be tender, but with skin intact. Drain immediately.

Combine with cooked rice, pour dressing over, and refrigerate until cool. Add remaining ingredients, except for parsley. Garnish with parsley.

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Meatless Lentil Chili

Recipe By :B. County Cooperative Extension System
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Extension Recipes Vegetarian

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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5 c boiling water
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/3 c lentils -- washed
1 can (16 oz.) tomatoes -- chopped
1 pkg dry onion soup mix -- (or beef base and finely diced onions
1 1/2 tsp chili powder -- or to taste
1/2 tsp cumin

Simmer lentils, salt, and water for 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 30 minutes more.

Serve as is or over spaghetti, rice or corn chips (cheese on top). Use for pizza, tacos, or serve as a dip.

**Spread on plate. Top with diced onion, tomatoes, chilies and shredded cheese. serve with tortilla chips.

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Thanks everyone. I'll definitely try some of these. I didn't know about the kidney stone bit. DH has had one this past year. I'll have to ask him what "kind" it was. I may have to make the lentils when he's not home.
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:37 PM   #18
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I recently used lentils as a filling for vegetarian cabbage rolls in place of the ground meat. Otherwise, the recipe was pretty much the same as you'd do for regular cabbage rolls. Everyone liked them.
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