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1. reheat oven to 350 degrees F

  • For the lentils:
  • 8 skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/4 cup Cajun spice blend (or make blend below)
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. Cajun spice blend (or use blend below)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups cooked or canned green lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cajun Spice mix:
  • 4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground paprika
  • 1 tsp. kosher or coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
4.5/5 (118 Votes)

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Note: Make individual-sized tarts by cutting puff pastry into squares

  • 1 pkg puff pastry, pre-rolled sheet 10x11 inches
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 small zucchini sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup cooked split red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 green onions, light green and white parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, yellow and red, cut in half
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh dill, for garnish
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, for garnish
4.5/5 (114 Votes)

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Chili powder, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper create a downright irresistible flavorful broth ...

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or other oil)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 & 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspopon smoked sweet paprika, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 14 ounce can tomatoes, diced
  • 5 - 6 cups vegetable broth, more if desired
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • Fine grain sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 handfuls torn kale leaves or spinach
4.5/5 (101 Votes)

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1. In the bowl of food processor, add basil, garlic, pine nuts lentils, and lemon juice

  • For the Pesto:
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves (reserve a few leaves for garnish)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup cooked or canned green lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the Pasta:
  • 3 1/2 cups dry farfalle (bowtie) or other pasta
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup cooked or canned green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil, for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish
4.4/5 (101 Votes)

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Taco casserole is easy to make and your family will love it! A great recipe for making ahead for a quick weeknight...

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can Ranch Style beans
  • 1 10-12 ounce bag tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1 can Ro-tel tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Sour cream and salsa for serving
4.3/5 (89 Votes)

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  • For the Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Green onions, white and light green parts only, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 Cup basil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 limes, zest and juice
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • For the Salad:
  • 18 large prawns, thawed, deveined, and rinsed
  • 2 cups raw corn off the cob, or frozen and thawed
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups cooked black(Beluga), or green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 small cucumbers, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
4.5/5 (48 Votes)

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1) Chop onion and carrots 2) Saute onions, garlic and carrots in the olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minu

  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils soaked
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 tsp garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch cracked black pepper
  • 1 qt vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds toasted
  • 1 lemon
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
4.5/5 (46 Votes)

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Have fun with this. Use different veggies, use sweet potatoes instead of white, make in individual ramekins

  • 8 large or 10 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons vegan buttery spread
  • 1/2 cup rice milk or other non-dairy milk
  • Salt, to taste, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces cremini or baby bella mushrooms, diced small
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans lentils, lightly drained
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine, optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 8 to 10 ounces baby spinach or arugula leaves
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup bread crumbs or ground nuts
4.5/5 (45 Votes)

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A rich and hearty chicken and lentil stew made in just 30 minutes using your pressure cooker

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 8 ounces slab bacon or pancetta, cut into 1/2-inch lardons
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 8 ounces dried French lentils, such as Le Puy
  • 12 sprigs parsley, leaves roughly chopped, stems tied together with a piece of kitchen twine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces (a mix of thighs and drumsticks for best texture, though breasts will work as well)
  • 1 quart homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar, plus more to taste
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Spicy Kung Pao Lentils with a delicious kung pao sauce, veggies and cooked lentils

  • LENTILS:
  • 1/2 cup dry brown lentils washed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • A generous pinch of salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry or rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce or use more soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons raw sugar or use 1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener
  • A generous dash of lime zest 1/4 teaspoon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • VEGETABLES:
  • 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil or other neutral oil
  • 1/2 cup white or red onion, chopped
  • 4 dried red chilies like arbol or red chinese broken into halfs (or use red pepper flakes to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons cashews or peanuts
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch knob ginger, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped
  • Lemon juice and black pepper for garnish
5/5 (1 Votes)

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