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I have a fear of lentils.<br><br><br><br>
I have only eaten them a couple times, and gotten a stomach ache both times, so I attributed it to the lentils.<br><br><br><br>
Only... that makes no sense. I can eat any other sort of legume/bean/split pea and I'm totally fine. The first time with the lentils thing, let's just say I was in an extremely stressful situation, and looking back at it now, I belive it also involved onions which I know for SURE make me sick now. (oof)<br><br><br><br>
I don't remember the other time, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't because of the lentils either.<br><br><br><br>
It's been easy enough to avoid lentils up until this point, BUT, on Sunday I'm having a vegetarian potluck for my birthday. There are going to be 15 guests (some are couples so they won't be all be bringing a dish) and out of those people, one is a vegetarian, and one is a pescatarian (well, and me, of course, I'm a vegetarian). Two of my omni friends are bringing lentil dishes, and I know I have to try them because my omni friends are making an effort here and are enthusiastic about cooking vegetarian things for me and coming for my party.<br><br><br><br>
So I need some reassurance that lentils are no different than any other legume and I'm being crazy. Or something <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
And yes, I plan on photographing all the yummy things people bring for my party!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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They really shouldn't give you trouble... my mum can't tolerate most legumes, but she's fine with lentils and split peas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Don't stress it!
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">Rabid, lentils are no different than other legumes, save for size and a difference in flavor. They are yummy, imo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"></span>
 

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I wouldn't fear the lentils themselves, but rather what else is going into the dish, particularly onions, since you aren't preparing it yourself. Next time you make vegetable soup, put some lentils in and see how you react to them that way. I love lentils in my soup, especially if there's rice in there too! Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tesseract</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I thought you were one of the ones who loved Indian food. How can you love Indian food and not like lentils?</div>
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ew no, i don't even like the smell of indian food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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i am really sensitive GI wise and i think that the small red lentils are easier to digest than the larger brown ones...hope that's some help. l have a recipe for dal but if you don't like indian food that would not do...
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>rabid_child</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
ew no, i don't even like the smell of indian food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Oh, sorry, I must have you confused with a different mod... I bet it was misq17. OK, so I guess that wasn't really any help at all.
 

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Lentils are commonly considered easy to digest. Maybe the spices you used the last couple of times with lentils are the culprit ;-) Give them another chance ;-)
 

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Lentil allergies are extremely uncommon, and are almost invariably found only in people of Mediterranean descent. Since you appear to be of Western European descent, it’s very unlikely that that’s the case here. I’m sure your previous reaction to lentils was just a coincidence.<br><br><br><br>
If in doubt, just come clean. Explain that you think you might be allergic to lentils, and tell them that you’re going to eat just a couple of spoonfuls and wait an hour or so to see if anything unusual happens. Or if you’re really concerned, do a test run before the party. Eat a couple of forkfuls of lentils and see what happens.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tesseract</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Oh, sorry, I must have you confused with a different mod... I bet it was misq17. OK, so I guess that wasn't really any help at all.</div>
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Yep, that's me. Lentils are delicious, though. You're going to be great!
 

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Or go get some enzymes from the HFS specially for digesting veggies, etc. Like from the brand Enzymatica (sic). granted, they can be pricey but see if the store has some sample packets (many do) and take those along. If you do get the tummy ache, you can pop the enzymes... or better yet, pop them with your first bite of food. Enzymes can only help and don't hurt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Good luck! (Btw, I'm on board with others... lentils are much easier to digest than the rest of the legume family and really yummy.)
 
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