Mushroom-Lentil “Bolognese”


Well, that’s all I have for holiday baking! I guess it’s time to get back to the healthy stuff. It’s always good to have some enjoyment, even if it’s in the form of five dozen cookies…

There are some nights that I completely forget to set aside some dinner to have as lunch leftovers. Last night was one of those nights. At 11:00 pm, I whipped up one of my favorite dishes that takes approximately 10 minutes to cook.

Mushroom-Lentil “Bolognese” (for one)

  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup cooked green lentils (French if possible)
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 4 medium white button mushrooms, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • Your favorite means of bolognese delivery (pasta, couscous, quinoa!)
  • Seasoning (basil, salt, pepper, Worcester sauce, liquid smoke)
  1. To cook the lentils, bring the lentils and double the amount of water to a boil. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. It will cut the gassy properties of the legumes. Cook for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Saute the onions and garlic in olive oil in a small pan until onions are transparent. Add other vegetables if you are so inclined.
  3. Add mushrooms, lentils, and marinara sauce. Cook until everything is tender.
  4. Toss with pasta and enjoy!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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