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Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

All of my old recipes will remain on my food blog, of course, so there will be a mixture of the old and the new for everyone to look through and choose. You can always play around with any recipe out there and make it your own, whether it's plant-based or not. There are always other options!
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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lentils

If you're looking for a dish that is tasty, filling, hot, and full of fiber, then this is the perfect dish to try.  Lentils are wonderful because you can fix them in so many different ways.  They can remain a vegetarian dish or you can add meat if you wish.  You can also make them in a variety of flavors, depending on what you add to them.

Ingredients
lentils (8 oz., dry)
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 veggie sausage(13 oz.), cut into bite-sized pieces
4 cups boiled water
2 OXO cubes (or beef bullion cubes)
2 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions
Soak lentils in cold water for 3-4 hours, then drain and set aside just before cooking.
Boil 4 cups of water, remove from heat and add OXO cubes. Stir and set aside. 
In a couple tablespoons of olive oil, brown the sausage and onion (~5-10 min).
Add the drained lentils and stir.  Add the OXO mixture.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook for ~2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.
Once most of the water has evaporated out and the lentils are soft, it's ready! 

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