Thursday, February 10, 2005
Forty Days of Lentils
The recipes are friends-locked, for copyright purposes, but I shall at least be trying the first, which was lentils cooked risotto-style with aromatics and red wine, from the Zuni Cafe cookbook.
Stephanie also provided us with this info from the Lentils and Dried Peas council. I knew about the fiber, and knew about the "grown in the US" (the high desert of the Palouse, mostly), but didn't know about the folic acid. Extra good stuff!
I probably won't eat beans every day of Lent, but it's something to strive for. It's "eating poor", and they are awfully good for a body ... I have lost both significant weight and significant cholesterol when I have gone on "bean soup for lunch" diets.