Monday, January 26, 2009

Lentil Chili

I found a great, super easy recipe for lentil chili that I thought I'd share. (I don't know about anyone else, but cooking with lentils is new for me - so if you have any other ideas, I would love to hear them!)

2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 TBS chili powder
1 TBS ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (we used 1/4 tsp and I still wouldn't call it "hot")
4 cups (or more) water
1 cup dried green or brown lentils
1/2 cup tomato puree (we just threw in several frozen tomatoes from last years garden - it worked great!)
1/3 cup plus 2 TBS chopped green onion

1. Heat oil in a soup pot over medium heat.
2. Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and saute for another 30 seconds. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano leaves, and cayenne pepper; stir for 30 seconds.
4. Add the 4 cups f water, lentils, and tomato puree (or frozen tomatoes). Increase heat and bring to boil, skimming off any foam from surface (I actually didn't worry about this). Reduce to medium heat and simmer until lentils are tender. Add more water by 1/4 cup if necessary.
5. Once lentils are tender, stir in 1/3 cup of green onions. Season chili to taste with salt and pepper. (Remaining green onions are for sprinkling individual servings, if desired)

Serves 4.


Can't wait to see everyone at the meeting on Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

January Meeting on 1/28 at 7pm!


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!

This month's food meeting (we really need to choose a name!) will be on Wednesday January 28th, at 7pm. We will meet at my place, HOWEVER, we moved! (Only 2min away) I sent our new address to you all, but if you need it again just let me know!

Our front door is located in the courtyard. Just call me if you get lost!

Don't forget to bring a copy of In Defense of Food (If you have one) and come ready to share any new discoveries you've made over the past two months. If you'd like to bring a snack item for the group feel free to do so.

If you have any questions give me or Bethany a call!
See you all soon,


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