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Savory Lentils with Sweet Potatoes<br><br>
Category: Main Dishes - Other<br><br><br><br>
Suitable for a: vegan diet<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Ingredients:<br><br>
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1 large sweet potato<br><br>
1-1/2 cups brown lentils<br><br>
1/2 onion<br><br>
5 cloves garlic<br><br>
1 cinnamon stick<br><br>
1 tsp cumin seeds<br><br>
1/2 tsp coriander seeds, coarsely crushed<br><br>
1 stalk celery<br><br>
2 green onions<br><br>
1/2 tsp chili powder<br><br>
1/2 tsp turmeric<br><br>
1/2 tsp rubbed sage<br><br>
1 tsp dried thyme<br><br>
2 tsp dried parsley<br><br>
4 bay leaves<br><br>
3 cups vegetable broth or water<br><br>
1 serrano pepper<br><br>
1 green bell pepper<br><br>
1/2 tsp black salt or regular salt<br><br>
1 Tsp olive oil<br><br>
2 Tsp Earth Balance or other vegan butter substitute<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Instructions:<br><br>
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Dice sweet potato into 3/4-inch cubes. Dice onions, bell pepper, and celery into somewhat smaller chunks. Finely chop garlic and serano pepper (or use a garlic press for the garlic).<br><br><br><br>
In a very large pan, toast cumin and coriander. When fragrant, add olive oil and onions. Saute until onions are soft. Add garlic and celery. As onions start to brown, add a small portion of water, chili powder, and turmeric. Reduce to make a soft, liquidy sauce.<br><br><br><br>
Add broth and bring to a boil.<br><br><br><br>
Add sweet potatoes, bay leaves, cinnamon, salt, thyme, parsley, and sage. Boil for 5-10 minutes, then add lentils, serrano pepper, and bell pepper. Simmer until lentils are cooked but not too soft, about 20-30 minutes.<br><br><br><br>
Stir in Earth balance, and green onion (I left the bottoms of the onions out and used as a garnish). Stir to combine, simmer 2-3 minutes, remove bay leaves and cinnamon, and serve.<br><br><br><br>
Good with whole wheat bread or pita.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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I like the way the different flavors combine without any one overwhelming the others.
 

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Man! This looks YUMMY! Every time I try one of your recipes I love it!<br><br><br><br>
*Goes on a search for all of Seusomon's recipes*
 

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So good in fact that he had to say it twice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I am definitely going to try this one...but will be substituting canela for the cinnamon stick. A friend brought me back fresh ground canela from Mexico, and this would be perfect to use it in!!
 
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