Lentil vegetable bowl (vegan/gf)

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I’ll admit it. I used to think lentils were just boring brown mushiness. But I had heard good things (especially about their impressive nutrition resume), so I tried them out. That was a couple of years ago at this point and now they’re one of my go-to legumes! They require no pre-soaking, as opposed to dried beans, so you can have them for dinner without planning ahead – yeah, it happens. They’re also cheap, like other legumes, so you get quite the nutrition bang for your buck. They’re pretty fuss-free, so I often just throw in some vegetables and spices with them and let them go at it. For the version in the photos I used carrots, parsnips, broccoli, and kale, but add what every floats your vegetable boat! Also, I love using warm curry spices (turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne – also all very good for you!), but you can go more savory (basil, oregano, thyme, etc.) if you prefer. Continue reading

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