Everyday Lentils

Lentils should be a staple item in every kitchen. Red, black, green... so many to choose from! My favorite is French lentils. They are hearty, which allows them to cook longer and have a more meaty texture. This recipe is a staple in our house. Enjoy!


2 tbsp. of vegetable broth

1 large onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp of dried basil

1/4 tsp each of: ground ginger, ground cinnamon, 

1/8 tsp each of: ground nutmeg, paprika

1 bunch of kale (or other greens like spinach/swiss chard)

2 carrots, chopped

2 1/2 cups of water

1 cup of French lentils

salt and pepper to taste




1) Sauté onion in broth until onion is translucent. Keep adding broth to prevent onions from sticking. Add garlic, basil and the remaining spices and cook for about 1 min. Add kale and carrots. Cook until kale is slightly wilted.


2) Add water and lentils. Cook for about 30 mins until lentils are tender. 


3) salt and pepper to taste