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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Something Tasty For Fall (and no it doesn't contain pumpkin!)

I love you all, but really stop with the pumpkin. That stuff is just nasty and smells worse than it tastes. It's best as a scary Halloween decoration for a reason. 

Instead, savor this tasty comfort food one day this week. Perfect for the cool fall evenings. My husband and son both enjoyed it too.

Pasta with Red Lentil Sauce

  • 2 Tbls. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsps. garlic
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 cups broth or hot water
  • 1 16 oz. can crushed tomatoes (original recipe called for 28 oz. but I thought that was too much.)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Black pepper
  • Pasta of your choice

Cook your pasta and while that is going, heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the onions and garlic. Cook until softened. Stir in the lentils and the broth or water and salt to taste. Cover and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. When tender, add the tomatoes, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste. 
Simmer about 6-8 minutes and serve over pasta. 

I found this recipe in the "Quick-fix vegetarian" cookbook by Robin Robertson. 

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