This week’s secret ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is lentils. Lentils are something relatively new to me. My oldest son cooks them all the time and loves them. They are one of his go to vegetarian meals. There are three main varieties of lentils, French or European lentils, Egyptian or red lentil and yellow lentil.
The French lentil is usually sold with the seed coat on and has a grayish-brown exterior. This is the most commonly found lentil in the US.
The Egyptian lentil is smaller and rounder with no seed coat. This along with the yellow lentil can be found in some stores and most often in Middle Eastern or East Indian markets.
Store your lentils in an air tight container for up to a year. These little legumes are packed with calcium, phosphorus, iron and vitamins A and B.
Lentils are great in salads, soups and stews and can be a side dish or the main event. Pictured here is my first attempt at Aarti’s recipe for Mum’s Everyday Red Lentils. Drop by Aarti’s fan page and say hi. She’s living the gluten free life these days.
I want to make a lot more dishes with lentils so please share yours here.
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Next week’s Secret Ingredient is …….. cinnamon!
November 19th …..Sage
November 26th …..Thanksgiving Inspired Meals
December 3rd …… Cabbage
December 10th ……. Ham
December 17th ……. Yams
December 24th ……. Readers choice
December 31st …… Wine
A lentil salad for you…
Yum, we love lentils. Thanks for hosting.