Today I was still wiped out, and on top of that, feeling quite nauseated the whole day. I got a lot of housework done, but my post on the affect pregnancy has on frugality just didn't get written.
So I leave you with something else to chew on today (haha, pun intended)- the great recipe I found and adapted and served my family for supper today. Its easy, it's delicious, it's frugal, it's healthy, it's gluten free. Its absolutely a winner!
Delicious Baked Lentils Recipe
This is based on the recipe I found here.
2 cups lentils, any type. (I used 1 cup green lentils, 1/2 cup red lentils and 1/2 cup black lentils)
5 large carrots, grated
2 medium onions, chopped
4 tablespoons sweetener (you can use honey, maple syrup, sucanat/rapadura, or sugar. I used half maple syrup, half sugar)
4 tablespoons soy sauce (I used gluten free)
4 cups water
2 teaspoons dried ginger
2 teaspoons dried garlic
4 tablespoons olive oil
1. Mix all ingredients in a baking dish. Cover.
2. Place in preheated oven on 350 degrees.
3. Cook for 1-2 hours, or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the lentils are thoroughly soft.
4. Serve and enjoy!
Note: I served this dish together with white rice for some people, and mixed together with shelled sunflower seeds for others. Sunflower seeds make this dish filling without needing to rely on grains, because their fat content increases the satiation factor of this meal. Additionally, nuts and seeds complete the protein of this legume dish the same way a grain like rice would. This dish contains carbs, veggies, and protein, making it a complete one pot meal.
Enjoy! Trust me, it's absolutely delicious! (Hence the delicious in the title of the recipe.)
What is your favorite way to make lentils? Do you think you might try this recipe out?
How has your day been?