Browsing Category : Lentils

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Vegan Swedish meatballs everyone will love you to make at home


Swedish Meatballs aka Vegan Burgers As with most things in the Life Diet Health kitchen, these started out without a clue what they would become! After tasting the diced vegetables as they cooked, I knew with that wonderful flavour they could easily become something much greater than the bolognese I had planned. So my dinner plans went out the window…

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Lentil based chilli in a white bowl surrounded by tortilla chips

Slow Cooker Chilli


Slow Cooker Chilli It’s that time of year when slow cookers are a fantastic addition to the kitchen. I love that you can just throw everything in, leave it and get a delicious meal with no effort. This really is simple at its very best! The chilli recipe This chilli is made with a base of split red lentils, with…

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You’ll love this money savvy Dal


This lentil dish is spicy, warming, nutritious, protein packed and a fantastic budget meal for when you need to stretch your money a bit further! 😀 Where do I get lentils? More and more supermarkets are now stocking a wider range of lentils so you can easily add these to your weekly shop. I have used Yellow Mung Dal in…

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Chana Saag Dal


I used to think that I could only have Indian style food from a take-away! I thought it was much too difficult and time consuming to make my own dals! Okay, so you do need a bit of time, but you can easily make a dal without too much effort – once you know how! If you’re not au fait…

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Lentil & Mushroom Bolognese


Warming, filling, nutritious lentil bolognese! 🙂 If your weather has suddenly turned mighty chilly this week, this is the perfect food to keep you all happy and warm! 😀 You can make a large batch and keep it in the fridge, then reheat it whenever you need in the next couple of days! It’s great on its own, with pasta,…

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Lentil Daal


How can something so simple be so tasty! 🙂 This is red split lentils, spiced up to a delicious warming fragrant bowl of daal! We made this as part of a meal to eat with courgette & okra curry, samosas, brown lentil & spinach curry and of course rice, poppadoms and raita. This daal was my favourite! I love daal…

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Smoky Lentil & Bean Casserole


This is a fantastic dish! I’m proud of myself! 😛 Not that I’m not usually, but this… well, this is great hot or cold, is baby friendly (I’m sure she will eat it if you make it too C.)! and besides being very easy to make, it is a FREE food on Slimming World and Weight Watchers! 😀 Oh, did…

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Who wants warming spicy lentil daal… ?


Daal! dal, dhal or maybe dahl! Whichever way you write it, it’s the same warming, spicy delicious bowl of goodness which can be used as a main, or a side, eaten with rice, with bread, or just on its own! As I have several really good friends who are Bengali (or married to Bengali’s) I have had more than my…

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Lentil Bolognese


Lentil Bolognese Hello! The sun is shining and the temperature is 14 degrees centigrade (57f). Woohoo! 😀 It’s time to get out in the garden and the allotment! I’m hoping this week was the last of the frosts! I think we’ll be planting like crazy… lots to go in already and we’ve been starting a few things on the windowsills!…

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