Monday

Lentil Health!! ;-)

Italians like to eat lentils with sausages on New Years Eve, here in this house we don't need an occasion, it really makes for the most hearty winter meal, full of goodness (watch the ingredients in those sausages, go for 70+% pork!!) and is a nice change from rice, pasta and potatoes which our dinners usually revolve around!! 

Here is my recipe for Italian style Lentils, serve with your favorite sausage!
You'll need
350gms of green or brown lentils (I use tinned)
1 large onion, chopped small
2 stalks of celery, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
100gms bacon lardons
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
A sprig of rosemary

Method
Fry the onion, garlic and celery in olive oil until soft, add the bacon and the rosemary.  Fry until pretty much cooked before adding the tomatoes and the lentils.

Simmer for about ten minutes and serve!

For a spicy version add a pinch of chilli powder with the tomatoes!
 

2 comments:

Ciara said...

This looks like perfect winter warmers, and all popular ingredients in this house. Why have I never thought of this before? YUM!

Lisa said...

Yes - you can veggify it with your own quorn sausages, i'm sure there is veggie bacon out there too!

yeay!