"red lentils" news and stories
Last Friday I featured one of my favorite cookbooks, The Frog Commissary Cookbook. After writing about it, I left my copy sitting on my dining room table and ended up flipping through it over lunch, looking to be inspired. You see, I was supposed to attend a Philadelphia food blogger potluck that night, and I had no idea what to bring. The pressure is on to make something delicious when you get together with a bunch of foodies and so I was a little stumped.
However, the recipe for Curried Red Lentil Salad caught my eye. It drew me in even further when I realized that I had every single ingredient needed to prepare it already in my kitchen (that is an endearing feature, especially on e a gloomy day). I put the lentils on to boil and stood by my spice cabinet for more than five minutes, measuring spices and whisking in oil and vinegar.
Luckily, it was amazing. The flavors are bright and tasty and the dish shines without any particularly fancy ingredients (it is also vegan if that's a concern). It's a great potluck dish and is one of those magic recipes that improves the longer it is left alone. The recipe is after the jump.
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Lentils are not normally considered to be one of the most photogenic foods, but the Red Lentil Soup at Cream Puffs in Venice is as beautiful as lentils can get. Lentils, unlike other dried beans or legumes, do not have to be soaked prior to cooking, which means that they cook up quickly. In fact, Ivonne said that the soup took a mere half an hour to put together and was rich, comforting and delicious. It is not only a hearty and warming dish, but it is the perfect soup for bringing a little bit of sunlight in during cold winter weather. If you're interested in making a batch of this yourself, perhaps you should take a look at the recipe.