Something new was on the menu tonight. Lentils. That may stir up visions of nothingness in your head. It was certainly what I thought of when I looked at the package. Which is why the package sat in my pantry for over a month.
But I've heard that lentils are packed full of nutrients, so tonight we took the plunge. Lentil soup.
1 pkg. lentils, sorted, bring to a boil, simmer for 2 hrs.
5-6 medium tomatoes
3-5 stalks celery, sliced thin
3-5 large carrots, sliced thin
handful of cilantro
5-6 green onions, sliced thin
2 Tbsp. chopped garlic (hey--it's good for you!)
1/2 Tbsp. black pepper
If you are so inclined, spice it up with red pepper or possibly curry. We ate it straight with fresh green beans, steamed with garlic and a little sea salt. It was surprisingly filling, and we enjoyed it! I guess you really do learn something new every day.