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LENTILS! I started eating them and they are awesome. Also split peas. I noticed that when you cook them down they have a thick, paste-like consistency. This makes me think that one could be very creative with them in various recipes. Anyone have any good lentil and/or split pea recipes? Anyone else willing to experiment? For those not in the know, lentils and split peas have huge amounts of protein and fiber. Something like 18-24 grams of protein in a cup. They're basically meatdgetables.
Lentil Chili Yield: 6-8 Servings 3 medium Yellow Onions, peeled and chopped 1 Â½ cups chopped Celery 2 medium Carrots, peeled and sliced 2 medium Bell Peppers, seeded and chopped 1-2 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced 6 cups Veggie Broth 1 Â½ tbsp. Chili Powder 1 tsp ground Cumin 1 tsp Paprika Â½ tsp Chipotle Powder or Smoked Paprika Â½ tsp Cayenne Pepper 2 cups Red Lentils, rinsed One can crushed Tomatoes One can Kidney Beans, rinsed Zest and juice of 1 Lime Sea Salt, to taste Black Pepper, to taste Place the onions, celery, carrots, bell peppers, garlic, and 1 cup vegg