Spicy Red Lentils with Tomatoes and Lime

Spicy Red Lentils

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – lentils should be part of your life! They are packed with nutrients, ridiculously easy to make, and delicious every time. I keep me pantry stocked with red, black, and green lentils, and end up using them at least once per week. For this recipe red lentils work best because we’re looking for a soupy … [Read more...]

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Lemony Lentil Salad

This past spring I joined the team of regular contributors over on the Natural Living Mamma blog.  I know, it's a bit funny because I'm not a mother, but luckily there is no parenting required to whip up delicious whole foods recipes!  Natural Living Mamma has all sorts of great parenting advice, but also lots of excellent posts about food, … [Read more...]

French Lentils with Chanterelles

French Lentils with Chanterelles

We moved into our Paris apartment on Tuesday and celebrated by cooking our first french meal.  We spent a lovely afternoon walking through the markets on Rue Mouffetard and stocked our kitchen.  This meal really felt like "One Beet goes to Paris" -- lots of french ingredients, but definitely my cooking style and focus on healthy, delicious, simple … [Read more...]

Curried Red Lentils

Curried Red Lentils

These lentils are a winter staple in my house.  They are cozy and warm, easy to make, and very healthy.  They definitely have an Indian twist, but seem to be appealing to a range of palates. Begin by rough-chopping a white onion and sauteing it with 1 teaspoon of curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric (there are rough guesses on the spice … [Read more...]

Lentils with Spicy Brassicas

Lentils with Spicy Brassicas

Lentils are staple in my diet.  I love them for their versatility, high protein content, and cooking speed.  I typically use green french lentils (which I used in this recipe), small black lentils, or small orange lentils. Green and black lentils hold their shape when cooked, so they are better for pilaf-type dishes, while orange lentils tend to … [Read more...]