Lentils come in all colors. Even red!
For all those of you who would like a simple, healthy meal one day this Holiday Season, here is:
Start with red lentils. Wash thoroughly, then simmer for about 45 minutes in twice as much water (by volume).
These turn yellow when they are cooked!
For this recipe, they are done when they turn to mush if you stir them.
Now you can refrigerate the lentils till you want to eat some!
When it's time for some food, heat up as much of the lentils as you need. The mush will have firmed up quite a bit in the meantime, so stir while heating. Add coconut milk, soy milk, cow's milk or water till you get the desired consistency. Flavor with a bit of instant broth, a smattering of apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.
Serve over diced tomatoes, with a little soy sauce drizzled over all. If you add rice to this meal, you get a complete protein, without any meat!