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Inspiration and Almond Butter Lentil Stew

Inspiration can be found in random places.

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Inspiration=a sale on avocados makes for a delicious sauce.

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Let it be known that everything is better with “sauce”.

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Inspiration=a really super cool puzzle that a 4 year old is desperate to have is a great motivator to earn some cash and put the silverware away.

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Never mind that each piece is now covered in sticky 4 year old fingerprints…

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Inspiration=a recipe for a delicious tofu scramble turns into a novel thought for lentil stew.

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Here’s what happened: I have a new blog that I adore, Oh, ladycakes. Her photography is gorgeous, her writing is quality and the recipes look delicious!

I ran across her tofu scramble recipe and was super intrigued. It called for almond butter mixed with cumin, turmeric and cinnamon. What?!? Like I said, intriguing. AND inspirational.

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Inspirational because at the very same time that I was making the tofu scramble recipe for lunch, I was also cooking up some lentils for dinner.

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And if truth must be told, the onions I was cooking up to flavor the lentils with were a little…unimaginative.

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So a second batch of almond butter, cumin, turmeric and cinnamon was concocted, along with some salt.

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Presto chango! Boring lentils become…

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Amazing, albeit ugly, lentils. The spice mixture was perfect and while you can’t taste almond butter, per se, you know that there’s something special.

Something strange… …but good:)

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Inspiration can be found in the most random places: i.e. interpretive dance on the basketball court…?

I’ll stick with my lentils…

Almond Butter Lentil Stew

Ingredients
1/2 TBS olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup red lentils
3 cups vege broth
2 TBS almond butter
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

Sauté onion in oil until soft. Add lentils and broth and cook 10-12 minutes until lentils are mostly cooked through.

In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add to lentils and cook to texture of choice.

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One response »

  1. I love cumin anything – awesome idea with the nut butter here!!! 🙂

    Reply

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