Carrot, Lentil, and Chicken Chili

I am writing about a chili that I found that was just plain interesting.  I've done chili with lentils before, but not with the base of carrots.  I made chili with beets, why not with carrots?  I can see this being a little sweeter than your typical chili.  Carrots can make a wonderful base for [...]

Lalla Mussa Dal

This week I decided to go back to my tried and true lentils. Can't go wrong with these. This recipe is a version of chef Sanjeev Kapoor's signature dish. This recipe is creamy and hearty as well as spicy. The recipe will only work with the lentil types that are listed, which are urad and [...]

Zucchini Burgers with Lentils

Now that we are in the beginning stages of warm weather, I thought it would be a great time for another veggie burger recipe. I am always looking for a good veggie burger recipe because eating a burger made with meat is too many calories. A standard hamburger patty is about 480 calories. And that's [...]

Spicy Lentil Quinoa Curry

I decided to do another vegetarian recipe this week. This one is a bit spicy, but also flavorful and comforting. Of course I love this dish because it is based on the lentil, one of my favorite vegetarian proteins. I believe the lentil is a good gateway protein into vegetarian eating for those who want [...]

Texas Spicy Black Bean and Lentil Chowder

I decided to switch it up and do a soup. Not just any boring soup. Soup can sometimes be boring. I think even chili can be boring. However, when I ran across this recipe for Texas Black Bean Chowder from Better Homes and Gardens, this was a nice shake up of the boring soup game. [...]

Hearty Quinoa, Lentil, Chicken and Corn Chowder

I love a good chowder recipe.  It's finally getting cold enough for great soups, stews and casseroles.  There are so many recipes I've been dying to try, but the weather was too warm.  The cool weather is finally here.  Yes, I am happy about that.  Summer has never been my thing.  Before you say, when [...]