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Trader Joe’s Recipe: Melodius Masala Curry

Forget take-out. This vegetarian lentil and garbanzo bean curry is on the table in under 10 minutes thanks to a handful of ingredients (just 4!) from your neighborhood Trader Joe’s. It’ll also cost you less than $4 per serving! Look for Trader Joe’s Melodius Blend, a combo of cooked green and red lentils with green […]

Mujadarra Bowls with Tahini Yogurt

Mujadarra Bowls with Tahini Yogurt

To keep this classic Middle Eastern lentils and rice dish weeknight-friendly, slice the onions and steam the brown rice in advance. I also recommend taking advantage of pre-cooked lentils (look for them in the refrigerated section) to save major time. Meatless Monday or not, this is one of the most crave-worthy plant-based comfort foods I can […]

Quick Red Lentil Coconut Curry with Spinach

Quick Red Lentil Coconut Curry (Stove and InstantPot)

Tender and creamy in under 15 minutes, red lentils are the ultimate weeknight legume. I love them in any type of curry, especially paired with coconut milk. Aside from chopping cilantro, this recipe requires zero prep. Using red curry paste saves you the hassle of measuring out multiple spices and chopping garlic and ginger.

Lentil Tacos

15-Minute Lentil Taco “Meat”

There are a lot of food impersonators out there – sweet potato as toast, coconut as bacon, carrots as smoked salmon. While I can’t say the majority of them appeal to me (toast is toast), there are a few I’ll endorse. Like lentil taco “meat”, not because we don’t go for beef, but because we […]

Turmeric Lentil and Greens Soup

Nourishing Lentil and Greens Soup with Turmeric

Write this one in on those weeks when everyone could use a little antioxidant, anti-inflammatory pick me up. Prep the vegetables up to 4 days in advance and this comes together in about 45 minutes on a weeknight. Or make it ahead on Sunday and eat for days.

Bowl with masala lentils, rice, and toasted naan bread

Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal

A meager pantry, bare fridge, and next to no time to chop ingredients led me to create an “old faithful” slow cooker recipe that never fails me. It’s a true dump-set-and-forget sort of deal (the best kind). Prep this Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal in 5 minutes before work and walk in to the kind […]

Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup

Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup

Brace yourself for how simple and delicious this Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup is. It’s creamy and rich without a drop of dairy, and filling thanks to protein from the lentils and fiber from the squash. Also, fast. Red lentils cook in a fraction of the time compared to black, green, or brown. Buy pre-chopped […]