Zesty Lentil Enchiladas with Bechamel

As you know, I love lentils.  Of the four varieties currently in my kitchen, the regular inexpensive brown ones are my favorite. Once again, I have a new love for lentils in a totally different form, that’s not a soup, … Continue reading

Braised Cassoulet Beans with Leftover Smoked Pork

  Cassoulet is one of the most revered and talked about great French dishes.  If you are tackling French food, as one approaches a genre of foods to master, Cassoulet is probably on that list of dishes to master. If … Continue reading

Lentil, Arborio and Kale Soup with Preserved Lemon

  A pictorial recipe….If you have made preserved lemons, and are looking for ways to use them up, here is one.  Be sure to NOT salt the soup, as the preserved lemons should have enough salt to season the whole … Continue reading

Lentil Salad with Preserved Lemon Dressing

As you know, I love lentils. Of the four varieties currenly in my kitchen, the regular inexpensive brown ones are my favorite. But, this weekend, they just may have been replaced! And not in the form of a soup, at … Continue reading

Tomato Lentil Soup with Italian Rice and Spinach

Love, love lentils!  Here is a luscious lentil soup that is filling and satisfying.  A few slices of bacon (optional) adds a smokey flavor.  This is high in fiber and nutrients.  If you have homemade stock (poultry or vegetable) and … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Find: Horticulture Beans (aka Borlotti) in a rich Turkey Stock

Okay, so I tried to keep it simple. If you can find fresh horticulture beans/ borlotti beas/ cranberry beans, this is the recipe for you. To learn more about horticulture beans, read here: https://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/farmers-market-find-horticulture-beans-aka-cranberry-beans-aka-borlotti-beans/ Note:  I did not blanch these beans … Continue reading