Curried Red Lentil Burgers and Mango Slaw Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | October 22, 2012

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Photo: Joanne Bruno

These are some strange times in which we’re living.  Half the country is still in the throes of summer heat while the rest of us have to wear t-shirts and shorts to combat the midday sun but find ourselves reaching for our down jackets by the time the sun has set. Even harder than choosing an outfit for the day is deciding what to eat. Luckily, these veggie burgers combine the best of both seasons, making them the ideal transition food. They are light enough that they won’t weigh you down in the summery heat but they also contain enough spice that they’ll warm you from the inside once night falls. Not to mention that the mango slaw that is paired with them is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted…and that’s saying a lot considering how deep my disdain for raw cabbage goes.

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Recipe adapted from Moosewood Restaurant: Cooking for Health.

Joanne Bruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student. Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well With Others.

Lentil Mango Picadillo Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | May 24, 2012

lentil mango picadillo

As the weather starts getting warmer, we often find ourselves craving tropical fruit. It’s as if there’s a switch deep down in our subconscious that feels the sixty degree weather and responds with “pineapple-mango-papaya-coconut time.” A fantastic way to satiate this craving is to just throw mangoes into any and every dish. Salads, stir fries, and here in this picadillo. I made this originally during my early days as a vegetarian and it served as the perfect throwback to a non-veg meat dish that I loved.  It’s so filling and satisfying, you won’t miss the beef at all.


Spicy Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Kale Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | April 30, 2012

spicy lentils with kale

There’s something about knowing that I have a pound of kale in my fridge that makes my heart race. Partly because I know that by ingesting it, I’ll be doing so much good for my body.

And partly because I’m thinking, “what am I going to do with it before it goes bad?!”

No need to stress about that any more though.  This lentil, sweet potato and kale dish is not only super easy to throw together, but it’s delicious. And it’s also a nutritional powerhouse, so from here on out, you can reserve your heart racing for other more rational things.


Moroccan-Spiced Root Vegetable Barley Stew Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | November 28, 2011

Moroccan-spiced Barley Stew

A weekend of holiday eating always makes me feel like, come Monday, I should shove as many vegetables into my mouth as possible, both to even the calorie playing field and to get rid of that heavy awful feeling that settles at the pit of my stomach after day-upon-day of eating rich and decadent foods.

Enter this stew, which is richly flavored with Moroccan spices so it won’t leave you pining for the hedonistic fare of holidays past, and so full of vegetables and whole grains and legumes, that your insides will be jumping for joy. Read More


Vegan Lentil Salad Recipe

By Aine Carlin | May 16, 2011

Photographer: Aine Carlin

Photo: Aine Carlin

I cannot enthuse enough about lentils. They are so incredibly versatile, unbelievably tasty and wow are they good for us. Since going vegan they’ve almost become my meat, so to speak, because they are the perfect textural replacement in many of my previously meat centered dishes.

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Lentil Stew Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 1, 2010

Photo: frabisa

Photo: frabisa

For an easy and filling meal for four, try my recipe for Lentil Stew from Soul of a New Cuisine. The lentils are full of protein and will leave you feeling satisfied and content.  I love a warm bowl of this stew on chilly fall evenings.

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