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Lentil casserole ?

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unicorn Sun 01-May-05 21:41:12

Anyone got a nice recipe.. one which tastes wholesome and healthy, rather than bland?

GeorginaA Mon 02-May-05 19:29:42

Bumping for you - I don't have one but have been looking for one for a while! Hope someone on mumsnet has a tried and true one

Heathcliffscathy Mon 02-May-05 19:42:21

ooooh, me too yes please.....

moondog Mon 02-May-05 19:47:32

Ok, done this loads but here goes...
Fry up garlic,ginger and onions (maybe chillies too). Add a few tablespoons of curry paste (not vile cook in sauces,must be paste or powder at least.
Fry a bit more.
Add maybe 500g of red lentils. Stir and allow to fry for maybe 5 mins.
Add a tin of tomatoes, a tin of coconut milk and allow to simmer,stirring occasionally and adding water if it gets to thick.
Season and serve with rice and maybe peppers,tomatoes,onions and cucumbers,cut up finely with coriander and lemon or lime juice.

TinyGang Mon 02-May-05 19:49:38

Found this Sounds yummy but I've never made it. It does have meat in it though.

lolpop Mon 02-May-05 20:47:08

i fry an onion and garlic for a few minutes, add red/orange peppers, mushrooms and courgette and fry until softened. then add a tin of tomatoes, the lentils (normally green) and cover with stock. boil rapidly for ten minutes, add a teaspoon each of dried herbs and basil and season. cook for about 20 minutes. serve with pasta and some cheese grated over the top.

monkeytrousers Sun 03-Jul-05 18:53:30

Hi Unicorn, try this if you get a mo. It's delish and soooo easy!

Wholesome Lentil Soup

1 med onion (chop roughly)
1 lg carrot (")

Lentils (rinsed and you can have however many you like. I put in about the equivalent of a breakfast bowl)

Chuck them all into a pan. Add WHITE pepper (that's the secret ingredient), maybe a touch of onion salt (or wait till after to taste)

Cover with boiling water. Add 1-2 organic stock cubes (get mine from Holland and Barratt).

Bring to boil and simmer for at least 25 mins then serve. For best results leave in the fridge overnight to 'ripen' and re-heat the next day. Simple and absolutely gorgeous.

You can add any other traditional soup vegetable such as leek, potato or a little parsnip (but only a little of that. Enjoy!

monkeytrousers Sun 03-Jul-05 18:53:57

Red lentils!

spidermama Sun 03-Jul-05 19:09:34

I find puy lentils really flavoursome. It's hard to go wrong with them.

Enid Sun 03-Jul-05 19:13:07

I cook red lentils till soft. Then fry a chopped clove or two of garlic, some chili and ginger in a couple of tablespoons of oil and a big knob of butter till they are all golden and smell gorgeous. Stir this buttery mixture into the lentils, dump a bag of spinach on top and cook with the lid on until the spinach has wilted (a matter of minutes). Season generously.

it is yum on its own with rice or with a meat curry.

Mamatoto Sun 03-Jul-05 19:16:03

Enid are you a contributer to the mumsnet book on pregnancy??????

Enid Sun 03-Jul-05 19:20:33

I dont know I havent read it - why?

Mamatoto Sun 03-Jul-05 19:21:20

Because its a fab book and a frequent contributor I am sure is enid - hang on I will go and get it!

Enid Sun 03-Jul-05 19:21:58

oh god


am always on here spouting rubbish

Mamatoto Sun 03-Jul-05 19:23:46

ok ...were you online when 36 weeks pg with your second?

Enid Sun 03-Jul-05 19:24:06

more or less constantly

Mamatoto Sun 03-Jul-05 19:24:45

would you 'suggest nighties instead of babygrows for the first couple of weeks' ?

Enid Sun 03-Jul-05 19:24:49

please dont remind me what I said

I have enough trouble reading old posts of mine

they always sound awful

Its like looking at old embarrassing photos

Enid Sun 03-Jul-05 19:25:09


but yes thats a goody!

Mamatoto Sun 03-Jul-05 19:25:50

would you feel faint during pregnancy yoga classes and recommend swimming instead?

Enid Sun 03-Jul-05 19:26:16

now you really must stop it!

Mamatoto Sun 03-Jul-05 19:27:07

You need to get the book!! Its great and I thought your comments very informative! ( They only pick the good ones filter all the dross!)

Mamatoto Sun 03-Jul-05 19:28:13

how are your migraines now?

Enid Sun 03-Jul-05 19:28:30

why thank you

another tip is that once you have had the baby you will actively avoid any pregnancy literature as much as possible

Mamatoto Sun 03-Jul-05 19:29:06

strange braxtons only came on with your second pg!

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