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lentils and greens

I have been having interesting reactions to my adrenal hormones lately which help facilitate blood sugar crashes.  It makes life quite interesting for when I wish to do something a hour after eating.  I have realized that I need to better balance protien in my life.  But after trying a different style of eating, I really need less sugars/grains in my life.  I did not crash yesterday or today which is really amazing.  Getting up was easier.  

My Beloved has been completely supportive especially since it means he gets more beans and lentils in his life.  I had a request for lady lentils and I made them with a few tweaks.  The tweaks were adding a bit of greens because I really do not like green vegetables.  Long story but not high on my list of likes.  These turned out well.

Lady Lentils

1 cup french green lentils

1 cup spanish paridillo lentils

4 cups water

2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 bunch of turnip greens, chopped

1/2 bunch of swiss chard, chopped

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground ancho

1/4 teaspoon ground chipolte

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/2 head of garlic, peeled and minced

Place the lentils and water in a crockpot.  Cook on high for two to three hours or until the lentils are done.

In  a large heavy pan, heat the olive oil.  Add the onions and start to cook.  When they have started to turn translucent, add the hard bits of the turnip greens and swiss chard.  Cook until the onions start to brown.  Add the garlic and the rest of the greens.  Cook until the garlic is starting to turn brown.  Add the salt, pepper, ancho, chipolte, and paprika. Mix well and saute a few minutes to get the spice warmed through.  Add the lentils.  Heat through.  Taste and adjust the seasonings to your taste.

My Beloved eats this with a spoon.  It was his request but I will probably snitch some because these do not taste like lentils.  Much better.  Starting with good lentils is the key they.  They smell peppery when cooked.

Yes, I am rambling.... Sorry.

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