Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mexican Lentil Stew

We are trying to eat one serving of lentils or beans each day. Our son is interested in cooking, a first for him, and is so enjoying helping prepare this meal. He would grab the spatula after we added each item, so he could stir it. The recipe has so many health beneficial foods - fiber, capsicum, turmeric, cilantro (plus all the others from the cilantro pesto), vitamin C from the tomatoes and limes, and licopene PLUS just about everything in it has anti-inflammatory properties: the lentils, tomatoes, limes, spices, onions, and celery. This is such a winner of a recipe!!!

We used this recipe with a few modifications

We used a cilantro pesto instead of just cilantro The link is  http://ybertaud9.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/cilantro-pesto-removes-heavy-metals-health-benefits/  We didn't add the dulse due to our son's seaweed allergies.
We also used home canned tomatoes instead of roasted ones. we also reduced the amount of liquid to 3 cups. We didn't add any Tabasco/hot sauce. Our son doesn't appreciate spicy food.

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