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    I'm looking for some new ways to cook lentils. I've found a ton of recipes on the net... but, it's always good to have them personally recommended.

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    monastery lentils
    (modified from Diet for a Small Planet by Francis Moore Lappe)

    do not add salt
    olive oil
    onion
    carrots
    thyme
    soy sauce or tamari
    tomato paste
    bottle of cooking sherry (reduced by half)
    glop of sour cream for presentation

    brown veg in olive oil. add cooked lentils. puree with stick blender. add seasoning. bring to heat, cook for a while, add reduced cooking sherry right before serving. heat through to blend flavors.

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    grin, after posting i went and started a crockpot full.. added bacon too.

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    I have made this recipe several times and we love it.

    http://www.recipezaar.com/76768

    I use one onion instead of two, 1/3 can coconut milk instead of dried and curry powder instead of all the spices.

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    I don't really have a specific recipe but I use them a lot. I add a handfull or two to lots of dishes to give them a nutritional boost. I've added them to things like soup, salads (cooked), meatloaf and meatballs (cooked), rice dishes. I'm not really thinking of more right now, but I just kind of know when it seems right when I'm cooking.

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    Well, they aren't an ingredient I was raised with. My dad didn't like them so we didn't eat them. My hubby finds them bland. I find I have 2 bags in my pantry (don't know where they came from) and want to try a new way to fix them. If I can get them down anyone... I'll add them to my larder supply list.

    So, thanks for the recipes, I will try them and I appreciate your posting them!

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    I add them when I make three bean salad. I saw a recipe once that used them that way, but the trick was to bring them to a boil and only cook them 5 minutes. It makes them chewy, which is interesting. If you use the red ones, they are still kind of a pale orange after the short cooking and add some nice color too.

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    http://www.recipezaar.com/150698 heres mine its my recipe put on zaar

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    oh i love lentils!
    they have more protein in a serving size than beef in it's serving size. (who knew!)

    you can mash 'em up like chickpeas & make a lentil hummous, use them at room temp to top salads, add to rice instead of other beans, add to soups, add to meatloaf if you dont have enough meat to stretch it out (mash up first), make a stew, add to sauces/gravies for an extra chunky texture.

    it's all imagination i think. but those are a few ideas i have...

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    Talking RE: lentil recipes

    Awww you just can't go without trying the sloppy sams! Everyone in my family ( friends too!) have wanted to drink these once they tried them. YUMMO! We are TOO happy we found this recipe! Enjoy!

    Sloppy Sams
    "If you love the idea of Sloppy Joes, but you are a vegetarian - fear not! Sloppy Sams are for you. These yummy sandwiches are so good that even a child will eat them without question."

    recipe yield: 4 servings

    INGREDIENTS
    3 cups water
    1 cup lentils, rinsed
    salt to taste (optional)
    1 cup chopped onion
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 cups chopped tomato
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1 teaspoon mustard powder
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    3 tablespoons molasses
    1 dash Worcestershire sauce
    salt and ground black pepper to taste
    4 hamburger buns, split

    DIRECTIONS
    Combine water and lentils in a saucepan; season to taste with salt if desired. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Meanwhile, cook onions with the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the onions have softened and turned translucent, about 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and garlic, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, ketchup, mustard powder, chili powder, molasses and Worcestershire sauce; simmer 5 to10 minutes until thickened.
    Drain lentils and reserve cooking liquid. Stir lentils into sauce mixture, adding cooking liquid or water as needed to obtain the desired "sloppy joe" consistency. Serve on buns.

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    Cheers for the sloppy sam's recipes, I'm going to get them a go!

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    Thanks for all the recipes. I do believe I'll try some today. Eventually, I'll try them all. Keep posting... I love to cook!

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    I don't have a specific recipe, but lentils are great fast food. :-) I'll throw a couple of handfuls in a pot of chicken broth (I use the powdered chicken soup base from Winco) and add whatever spices I'm in the mood for, any veggies I have on hand, and sometimes some whole wheat pasta. My kids love it and my husband tolerates it. =D

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    I'm trying the sloppy sam's today.

    I'll report back! Any other recipes???

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    I tried making red lentils after seeing it on Biggest Loser. They were mushy like mashed potatoes. Is that right? Did I cook them correctly?

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