I have to admit, this dish isn’t too easy on the eyes. Red lentils just dissolve into the stew and leave it a creamy consistency (no cream, cheese or other dairy required!), but unless you add a ton of greenery, it’s a rather dull color.
Fortunately this recipe ends up with crazy amounts of flavor and requires almost no thought.
Into the crockpot on high for four hours:
1.5 C red lentils
3-5 uncooked chicken/pork Italian sausages uncased and cut into bit size pieces
1 small to medium chopped yellow onion
2 chopped carrots
1 chopped parsnip
5 C chicken broth
I threw in a handful of kale about ten minutes before serving; next time I’ll add much more. This recipe will feed a very hungry party of four with lunch leftovers for two or three.
And finally, Chrisanthi recently said something in Spin class that is still sitting me: “Your health is a gift, it’s not a chore.”
A nice reminder to embrace the effort to feel healthy.