Wednesday, January 28, 2009



Well, here is an old favorite... Baked Lentils. First introduced to me by a dear friend, I veganized this recipe. No honey here, folks. We are not beegans (this is vegan humor for vegans who eat honey)(I think).

I also doubled it and went from honey to corn syrup to maple syrup, a much better choice.

Obviously this recipe is up for much tinkering. So that makes it fun. Plus, it's super easy, cheap and filling!

2 C lentils, rinsed and picked over
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 C olive oil
1/4 C maple syrup
1 T onion soup mix
1 t garlic granules
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
4 C water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large pot that can go from stovetop to oven, saute the garlic in the oil. Add the salt, pepper and spices and mix well. Add the lentils and mix well, stirring for a bit until most of the water is evaporated. Add the maple syrup and water, stir well and cover. Bake for 60 - 90m or until tender. Serve with rice. Makes about 5 C.

*What We Had For Dinner Last Night