If you are like me, you are drawn-in by their appealing colors and shapes while perusing the aisles of international food stores…
Maybe you don’t have any particular plans for these legumes,
and the labels might be printed in a language you are not fluent,
but you think “Why Not? They are beautiful and incredibly affordable… I’ll find a fabulous use for them!”
Sure, they might end up hidden in the back of your pantry, forgotten; but eventually you rediscover them and declare “Today’s the Day!”
However, if you still have reservations and feel yourself gravitating toward your craft table with the lentils and an idea to glue them into a sign that reads “Life’s a Garden: Dig It”:
DON’T DO IT! DON’T BE INTIMIDATED!
Lentils are way easier to cook than dry beans, they are super versatile, they are incredibly nutritious, and great for your heart and your “love handles”! I have compiled several recipes to get you started: a Hot Dish, a Cold Dish, a Snack-y Dish, and even a Doggie Dish!