When President George Bush, declared in 1990 that ''I do not like broccoli, and I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli!'' I stood and cheered! Such was my dislike for Lentils.
But as I enter into another fast, I am finding it harder to get the necessary nutrients and I have finally found a recipe I can not only swallow but enjoy.
My mom helped me with this post...
|Half a bag of Lentils is all we make at a time.|
|Lentils... look for small pebbles.|
|Rinse with warm water.|
|Fill large pot with enough water so the lentils have room for movement while boiling.|
|Boil for 5 minutes. Water will get cloudy.|
|Strain lentils, to remove dark water but no need to rinse. I've found the meal to be lighter when I rinse out the water.|
|Have three quarts of boiling water on stove ready to quickly return to cooking the beans.|
|Return to boil.|
Chop 2 celery stalks, 3 carrots, 1 onion, parsley, 4 whole garlic cloves and add to soup.
Also add 1/2 c tomato sauce, 1 bay leaf, 1 t salt and 1/4 t pepper.
|Cook for another 30 minutes and remove foam if necessary.|
|Add olive oil at end to taste. I don't know why my mom uses such a small spoon.|
|Add your choice of vinegar to taste.|