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May

Rich and hearty lentil stew

Published by Claire

Fabulous winter receipe from Part Time Veggie – ! Yum!

“Winter is coming…will we ever start another cold season without those words? Heads up to George R.R. Martin challengers – your success hinges on a memeable one-liner that transcends internet cultures…go!

Anyway, I don’t know what the characters of Game of Thrones ate during their endless winter, but I’m fairly certain it wasn’t lentil stew. Which is a shame, because this is damn delish.

Since my efforts to go more plant based, I’ve been eating a lot of lentils. I thought I’d get sick of them fast, but actually the humble lentil is a very versatile, amateur cook-friendly ingredient that’s both cheap and easily stretched, so a little really goes a long way.

Lentils contain 9g of protein per 100g  which is twice the amount as wonder grain quinoa, however lentils don’t contain all the amino acids while quinoa does, making it a complete protein. To get your complete protein fix from lentils, pair them with a wholegrain such as brown rice.  Lentils also give you 20g of carbs per 100g. These are slow release aka complex carbs which give you sustained energy over a long time. They are also very high in fibre and iron while being low in calories with virtually no fat. Sold? Good! Make this lentil stew – it’s rich and meaty-tasting and goes down a storm on a cold winter’s evening like last night. And, of course, it’s vegan.”

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