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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lentils: A Second Chance

Dear Lentil Bean,


I had you before and my experience was not so pleasant. Okay, I lie. You tasted like ass.

But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I might be giving up on you too soon. Maybe I caught you on a bad day, maybe you didn't mix well with the other flavahs and spices....so I wanted to give you another chance.

I found a pretty tasty recipe for Sloppy Joes - who doesn't like those? When I mixed you all up and had another bite, I realized perhaps I judged you too quickly the first time. You're not so bad, after all.



You're not as amazing as your brothers, Garbanzo, Black, and Kidney - but you're not bad. Perhaps we'll meet again.

Please forgive me,

Holly




What is your favorite legume/bean? Mine is black, by a landslide. But I'm a bean lover pretty much all around.

Oh! And any Bachelor watchers out there? Jake is the next Bachelor. WTH?!! He's sweet and all, but something about him totally bugs. I was rooting for Kiptyn. :-(


21 comments:

healthydiana said...

I love black eyes peas. And black bean. And red beans with rice. Yum. :p

Those are the top 3, definitely.
I don't eat lentils very often.. I think I've actually only eaten it a couple of times.

cookinfanatic said...

I actually really like lentils, and have somehow gotten the man to eat them too... but I think black beans are my fave overall (I hear ya!) and are so versatile :) I love the Bachelor, and I'm not afraid to admit it, I will be watching haha!

If you are looking for a cool lentil idea, I actually made some nachos out of them and they were a huge hit... you can use any snobby joe leftovers for it too!

http://cookinfanatic.wordpress.com/2009/09/16/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-pb-has-arrived/

Kristin said...

He was the pilot right??

inmytummy said...

I like lentil stuff more when I get it in restaurants. When I make them, they're kinda bland.

I like a lot of beans - black, kidney, great northern, garbanzo.

Holly said...

Kristin - yep, he was the pilot! With the realllly long neck (I'm so mean). :-)

Christie @ Honoring Health said...

I like lentils but really have to be in the mood for them. My favorite beans are pinto beans!

Brandi said...

i like lentils, but definitely have to really want them. I love beans.

Erica said...

haha glad you gave the good ole lentil another try. I love pinto beans (cooked veggie friendly).

Missy said...

Thanks for the linkage! My favorite bean is garbonzo but I love alll beans! I've never tried making my own lentils though! I just know I like lentil soup!

Lisa said...

I've never had a lentil bean in my life! My favorite is pinto beans and even better if they are in some Mexican food!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

dammit, which one is Jake? i cant remember- the pilot right? he weirded me out. He seems fake to me for some reason. but of course ill be watching.

kilax said...

Ooo, Steven and I should try that recipe! I love kidney beans and pinto beans! NOM NOM NOM! Okay, I am a lover of all beans, EXCEPT chickpeas, unless they are made into hummus.

Emily said...

Dear Fraternal Twin,

You are too adorable! I love your letter to the lentils. I feel the same way about them!! :-) They're okaaaaay, but I like black beans the best too! Chickpeas are in 2nd place, then kidney beans. I have wanted to try that snobby joe recipe though... maybe I'll get Andrew to make it for us.

Have a great day,
Your F.T. ;) (I know how you love those acronyms... lol)

Allison said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I love black beans, but sloppy joes w/ lentils sounds pretty good!

Suzie Q said...

definitely black beans. chick peas come in a close second

Tracey- TropicalHappiness.com said...

I'm not a bean fan. I wish I was... I think I'll have to start trying some bean recipes again because they are so good for you!!!!!!!

RunningAroundNormal said...

I like black beans and garbanzos! I've actually never had lentil, but I just bought an Amy's soup with them in there.

chandra said...

I've used that recipe before too, I like it. :)

I kind of have a thing for blackeyed peas and pinto bean lately... but black beans and chickpeas are always a favorite as well!

foodnfit said...

SO excited about Jake being the Bachelor!

Nicole said...

I'm not a bean eater but i sure do love reading your posts!!! xoxo

dailygoods said...

yum! loveeee that. snobby joes from veganomicon are my FAV. look them up on the post punk kitchen's website, the recipe is there. its to die for,youll never think of a lentil the same way again!