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Delicious Lentils Recipe

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Julia Sero
Added: Sunday, August 28, 2005


2 c. red lentils
1 sm. can of tomato paste
1 lg. can chopped tomatoes
1 c. frozen pearl onions (or 1 chopped onion)
1/2 c. frozen/canned kernel corn
1/2 c. frozen peas
1/4 c. currants or raisins
1/4 c. slivered almonds (optional)
any other fresh vegetables (e.g. zucchini, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, etc..)
1/2 c. honey
1 to 3 T. cinnamon (to taste but essential)
garlic (to taste)
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
pinch of ground clove (optional)
oregano, (to taste, optional)
parsley (to taste, optional)

Cook lentils in an equal volume of water for about 20 min.; bring water to a rolling boil, then reduce heat and cover. Lentils should be firm but tender. At low heat, add can of tomato paste and an equal volume of water. Add chopped tomatoes and frozen vegetables, stir. Add honey and cinnamon, mix well, taste and add other spices as desired. Add currants or raisins, fresh chopped vegetables and slivered almonds, mix well. Cook until all are tender. The secret is the combination of sweet and savory flavors and complimentary textures.




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