Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:34 am
Location: Georgia -the Peach State.
And one from Martha Stewart "It's a good thing"
... my mother-in-law found it for me, and I'll be giving it a try soon.Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder (yum! I love curry powder in soups and stews!)
2 cups dried lentils (she notes brown lentils, but I imagine green ones or even the red ones would be good, too...)
2 sweet potatoes (approx. 1 pound), peeled and diced to about 1/2 inch pieces
9 ounces fresh green beans, cut into 1/2 inc pieces
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus a few leaves for garnish.
Coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper
plain low-fat yogurt, for serving.
In a large cast iron casserole (Okay Martha, I have a soup pot, that's what I'm gonna use...), heat oil over medium. Add onion, carrots, celery, and bay leaf. Cook, stirring often, until just softened, approx 5 mins. Add garlic and curry powder and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
Add 7 cups water and the lentils and bring to boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook 10 minutes. Add sweet potatoes and continue to cook, covered, until lentils and potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes.
Stir in green beans and tomatoes with their juice. Cook until heated through, 2-4 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Add chopped cilantro; season with salt and pepper, stir in. Serve topped with yogurt and garnished with cilantro leaves.
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**Okay, I don't like soft carrots. They feel wrong in my mouth. I would probably add the carrots when I add the sweet potatoes. Also, I mostly use olive oil, not canola. Other than those minor shifts, this sounds like a pretty good dish. And since we are expecting some cooler weather around here, I'll probably be giving this a go fairly soon. (But before that, I've got a date with my mushroom stew from page 2 of this thread, LOL!)