Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hearty Greek Lentils


I made this wonderful lentil dish last week, easy to make and super nutritious rich in iron, protein and fiber. I learnt this recipe from a Greek friend at university in fact most of my best recipes are learnt from friends and family as I nag them to teach me!!




Ingredients:

  • one cup of the big brown lentils
  • 1/2 a red onion chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • Greek herbs or Italian one tablespoon
  • oregano one teaspoon
  • 2 tablespoon of a good olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
Method:

  1. soak the lentils for a few hours
  2. then saute the onions and garlic for 5 minutes in olive oil
  3. add the tomato paste and lentils and about 2-3 cups of water
  4. mix in herbs and more olive oil and simmer for 30-45 minutes until lentils are soft
  5. I love to eat this with fresh bread or pita and a Greek salad 
Hubby loved this one its like Dal :-), we are headed to Florida for a few days :-)  my hubby works hard and plays hard, he lives for travel and when he's home works long hours and takes extra shifts to fund the next trip. I do love this about him but to be honest at times I wish we took fewer trips and he worked less but we all know folks don't really change much and his profession works a lot!

 I have been blessed over the years to travel with him :-) though and feel very fortunate, so mustn't complain.

What are the things you work extra hard for?






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53 comments:

  1. Let me know if you come to Tampa!

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  2. One can not go wrong with lentils! I love them how ever they are prepared! I just bought a bag myself :)

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  3. LOVE lentils, but don't eat them enough. Need more lentils, lol.

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  4. Yum! I love lentils especially when the weather starts to get cold. Great ingredients in this dish.

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  5. I love lentils and this recipe sounds delicious, Rebecca. Coming from a Greek friend it must be wonderful.

    We love to entertain and dine out with friends with a little travel mixed in. Those would be our top reasons for our disposable income.

    You have to love his work ethic ;)

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  6. Everyone knows I love a good lentil dish :) Traveling is my favorite past-time (well, that and eating :) so I can totally understand hubby's desire to work extra!

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  7. Well done with the C nC app! :)
    This is our favourite but it is getting hotter everyday, salads are what we have been eating :)

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  8. Sounds great...I nag people to teach me their recipes too.

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  9. This household enjoys lentils. They homemade comfort! Congrats on your app ;).

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  10. Me encantan las lentejas, de todas las formas y este platito tuyo se ve delicioso.

    Saludos

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  11. I nag people to teach me their recipes too, hehehe. This lentils sound so comfort and good. Let me know if you happen to travel to Malaysia ya.

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  12. We love lentils at our house. I bet the Greek herbs made this recipe especially good. Lentils are so good for you. It's a shame more people don't eat them - they're delicious.
    Sam

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  13. Lentils are one of my favorite beans to cook and the mediterranean flavors in this sound delicious.

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  14. fun dish, i don't eat lentils enough!

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  15. lentils are definitely a favorite dish! this recipe looks very easy to make and delicious. :) thanks for sharing!

    the main thing that i've been working on for the past few months is finding a full time job! i'm working about 3-4 parttime jobs, but i'd love to do nutrition full time! :)

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  16. I work extra hard for a vacation. It's kinda hard to take a vacatrion outside the country because it is expensive.

    The lentils look great!

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  17. I love lentils and that sounds like a easy and delicious recipe!! Have fun and enjoy your vacation!

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  18. I like to travel too. It's just a whole lot harder with a gaggle of kids attached! Have a great time in Florida. Hopefully you'll get some warm weather!

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  19. I love travel too, but I think what I work the hardest for is to afford to eat out at nice restaurants occasionally. I can't really afford to eat at most of the ones I want to try, but I'm sure in time I will be able to :-D Have a nice trip!!

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  20. Hearty and delicious! I like lentils.

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  21. This is new for me; what a fantastic way to introduce lentils to your diet.

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  22. Wonderful looking lentil dish!

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  23. I love Greek style pulses! I also want your app for the droid or Bberry! ANy chance that it's coming for those platforms

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  24. Rebecca, I never had lentil made this way...most of time in soup...this dish sure looks yummie and SO SO healthy :-)

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  25. Oh my these look hearty and delicious! I would gladly eat a bowl...or two...hehe :)

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  26. I hope you have a wonderful time in Florida. Safe travels :)

    The lentils looks amazing. Anything resembling dal is delicious in my book.

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  27. I love this recipe, such a lentil (I love red most) fan. Question- I don't soak my lentils/only my beans...have I been wrong?

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  28. Sounds really good and lentils are healthy too. Recipes learnt from friends are often the best :)

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  29. This looks and sounds very healthy and great!

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  30. Family recipes are the best to learn and I am glad you nagged to get this. It looks so warming.

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  31. These lentils sound delicious!

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  32. I am loving a new lentil recipe! Enjoyed your blog very much! Lots of wonderful recipes.

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  33. Life is about balance. Travel is good but down time is good as well. I hope you get a little down time soon if needed. I adore lentils. This looks like such a nice comforting recipe!

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  34. Yeah! It is that time of the year when a good Lentil dish warms the soul.
    Great you mentioned that they had iron, just what the doctor told me to eat.

    Have a great week!

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  35. Travel is where ALL our disposable income goes!! So exciting, so educational, so much fun!
    Hope your trip to Florida was all you hoped and that you found some lovely places to eat!

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  36. I love to travel with my family. My kids are older now; so it feels so nice to be together with no distractions.

    I love your lentil dish. It sounds flavorful and nutritious. Lentils are a favorite of mine:)

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  37. I love to travel too. Wish I was headed to Florida for a few days.

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  38. Lentils any time, shall try this soon.

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  39. Lentils and I need more time to get to know each other.
    But what I liked was how your hubbie takes extra shifts to travel, good for you guy's! I wish to do that more!

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  40. Lentils are so healthful and delicious too.

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  41. I love Lentils, I eat them atleast twice a week, so Healthy & Delicious!

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  42. Lentils are gems in nutrition and excellent as a warm comforting food

    Here is "spring" and too cold :D

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  43. Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments
    Emily will pray you find full time nutrition work and Lauren no need soak lentils if you boil long enough
    Sorry not replying to all no Internet here doing on iPhone

    Having fun in FL will post tomorrow on all the yummy food :-)

    Hugs Rebecca

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  44. Yum! It sounds delicious and perfectly comforting for the cooler weather. I like all the flavors - tomato, garlic (unami!) - that you added.

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  45. Ab good for you lentils dish!! I love it!!

    I also tagged you with 10 culinary questions on my blog! So come over @ my blog & check them out!!

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  46. LOL, love the photo styling here! Glad you guys had fun there...

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    when u find time

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  48. Lentils are really easy to cook. I find many people shy away from them as “some exotic foodstuff”.

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  49. Sophie on my way
    E oh thanks
    Padhu on my way
    elpi oh thats funny in India they are every day food

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