Spiced Lentils

  • 1 cup green or brown lentils
  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrot, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Parsley, minced

Bring lentils, bay leaves, and water to a boil.  Cover and simmer 40 minutes.  Add sea salt and continue cooking 5 minutes.  In a separate pot, saute onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and spices for 5-7 minutes. Mix sauteed veggies with cooked lentils, garnish with parsley.