Since I added this paragraph
- "My answer is to wipe out 75 percent of your meat intake and start learning LENTIL. Soy milk, soy protein. Vegetable smoothies, soybeans and brown rice might go far in preserving a planet population that will be three times the size of mine when I was born in 1950. to my recipe page.
I will be adding some as I process them.
Not ONE computer recipe for it! I usually veer to the Indian spices and recipes, but have also used the common Ham hock or shredded chicken to a lentil-vegetable base to make more of a chili out of it. I did find copious notes from when I had been making this dish. Especially good for cold winter nights. Strangely, I stopped making it. Also very good for slow cooking in crock pots. (BUT NOT with black beans!) Also a good 'survival' food to stock up on as if sealed, the lentils will last for years!
I would love to hear from the forum their own variations.Red Lentil Soup
- typical Indian mix with cumin, mustard seeds, chilli powdered turmeric powder. Maybe some Coriander. For other recipes I go with smoked paprika.
The Ham hock
is typical fare, chicken broth, veggies etc.
I do like mixing Black Beans with Lentil Soup
CANNED ... I once had a bad experience under cooking beans and paid for that carelessness mightily. Carrots and smoked paprika or chipotle seasonings give it a warm orangy color. Most of my lentils are red. Usually some meat is involved, ie a few strips of bacon, fat removed.Lentil (Dal with tomato soup
The Vegetarian alternative would be to use vegetable bullion. Not as satisfying by a long shot.
From my Indian cookbook I also made a Dal/lentil soup
using tomatoes and onions of course.