Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Sick and busy. Not a good combination, let me tell you!

However, now that I am (finally) better and less busy I shall post a recipe to delight your tastebuds.

I've wanted to try lentils for a while now. I'm not going to lie, I don't have any idea what they are. I see them here and there every now and then though, and I find that it's the things that I've never tried that intrigue me the most. Flicking through my cookbooks, I found a simple recipe that only had a few ingredients and thought that I may as well give it a go. My verdict? Delicious. Right up the Erin tree of taste. They tasted.... I guess the only thing I can think of comparing them with is beans. They tasted similar to beans. Forgive me if this isn't the case, but that was my initial reaction.

Here is the recipe for anyone wanting to have a go with lentils.

Lentil and Vegetable Bowl
Ingredients (for two):
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 zucchini, diced
1 red capsicum, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
150g cherry tomatoes
400g can of lentils, drained
1 tsp sake
1 tsp vinegar
1/2-1 tsp coriander
pinch of chili powder
salt and pepper

1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the zucchini, capsicum and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, until soft.
2. Add the tomatoes and crush with the back of a wooden spoon. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
3. Stir in the lentils and remaining ingredients and cook for 3-4 minutes to heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot in preheated bowls.

I'm thinking it might go well with sausages next time...