Monday, April 27, 2009

meatless monday mundays

Start with an empty freezer because you haven't been to Costco in a month and you're not going again until tomorrow.

Open your cupboard, see the jar of lentils, and remember that you actually like bolognese sauce with lentils better than with meat anyway.

Do a jig, being careful not to knock anything over in your pocket-sized kitchen.

Throw one cup of dried lentils in a pot with 2.5 cups of water, 1/2 t. salt, 1 bay leaf broken in half, and one bouillon cube. Simmer for about 20 minutes - I like mine with a bit of bite to them, so I don't cook the smithereens out of 'em. (Basic lentil recipe from More with Less calls for 1 t. salt, though I add less when I'm adding them to an already salty-ish sauce recipe. If I'm making soup with them, I'll go ahead and use the full teaspoon.)

Drain the lentils and chuck them in with your favorite homemade or storebought bolognese sauce, and serve over pasta, couscous, or polenta.



Ivy said...

Abigail this recipe is very original and sounds delicious.

Unknown said...

Miss Abigail! Gosh, it was sorta hard to find you. [Well, not really. I just didn't think of using Google until a few minutes ago. And, I wasn't sure you'd answer the email I had on file.] I'm glad I did find you though. Not sure you remember me, but I'm one of the people you'd sold a Bento box when Bento Yum was around. I've been wondering where that had gone. I hope you're okay and I hope the kids and Mr Munday are okay too. Hope to catch up soon!


Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Ivy, I got the idea from a small blurb in my More with Less cookbook! It's so tasty.

Sora, I'm sending you an email right now! Good to hear from you again.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

that looks really good and healthy...

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Coffee and Vanilla, thanks, yes, it's a really healthy alternative to a meaty sauce. And yummy, too!