Lentils – Lovely Losers

My mother used to make lentil soup for New Year’s Eve. I don’t know her recipe, but it was thick and we would pour vinegar on top of it. I guess it was supposed to bring good luck and that is why it was eaten at midnight.

I didn’t make anything fancy. I just simmered the beans in my broth. The first taste was not exactly enjoyable. I added some fresh basil and scallions. I was tempted to add bacon, but I resisted. That was definitely an improvement.

I had followed the directions on the bag – simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. I think that was not enough. I hadn’t had more than a few spoonfuls before I was tired of chewing, so I put it back on the stove for another 10 minutes.

There was no liquid remaining and the consistency was much more palatable. I wouldn’t say I am a huge fan of lentils, but they are not bad. I bet they’d be better with bacon.wp-1464103294690.jpg

I have decided that I will be doing my weekly weigh-ins on Wednesdays so come back and see how I have done.

What do you think the scale will reveal?

 

 

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9 comments on “Lentils – Lovely Losers
  1. I’m not sure about the scale, but I do believe most things are better with bacon. Lentils definitely fall in the “most things” category for me. 🙂

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  2. Yup bacon is what keeps me from being a vegetarian! I can’t imagine my taste buds without it! Lol! The picture looks yummy to me Manée keep up the great work ♡

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  3. joey says:

    Yes, you gotta start the stock with some pork grease…or at least, I do. Bacon for lentils. Lots of onion, some garlic, almost all the spices in the savory section, lil apple cider vinegar, carrots, spinach, mmhm. Lentils. YUM. 😀

    Moo hates lentil soup, she thinks it looks like things leaving the body, but lentil soup is one of my most requested recipes, so PBTHT on her! 😛

    I dunno what the scale will read, but I’d guess you’re losing fat at this point. You’ve eaten much lean lately 🙂 How do you feeeeeel?

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