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When I am giving lectures I love to talk about lentils. Legumes are one of my favorite ingredients and lentils are one of my favorite legumes. They keep well in the cupboard, cook quickly and there are dozens of ways to use them - in soups, salads, stews, chili or simply as a side dish.
Lentils, like peas, garbanzos and peanuts, are legumes. You can think of them as a starch since they are mostly carbohydrate and protein with essentially no fat. They best part is that they contain tons of fiber with a half cup of cooked lentils coming in at around 8 grams.
You can find references to lentils in the Bible and they have been found in Egyptian tombs (dried lentils do keep well). Like other legumes you can cook and serve lentils whole, but they are also great pureed into in soups and sauces. Because they are so tiny, dried lentils don’t have to be soaked overnight like other legumes. Lentils
The great thing about lentils is that you can make a quick stew like this one. It's simple, delicious and great for you, but best of all there's only one pot to clean up. Look for sausage that contains about 300 mg sodium for a 1 1/2 to 2 ounce serving. For this recipe I used Applegate Farms Classic Pork breakfast sausage.
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