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Coconut lentils

I have determined  that we kind of  obsessed with kombucha here. Amanda and I drink at least one a day so now I wonder if I should start making my own since they are so pricey. If someone has a kombucha recipe please do share!!!

I found a recipe for coconut lentils that sounded fun in Whole Food’s “the whole deal” and gave it a try. I give it thumps up because both kids really liked it so I feel it’s a perfect lentil dish for kids or anyone not so sure about lentils.

1 tbs coconut oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 tsp ground ginger ( I used fresh instead)
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 1/4 cups brown lentils
1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
2 tsp tamari or bragg’s 
1/2 cup shredded coconut

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soften and beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Stir in ginger and turmeric and cook 1 minutes. Add 6 cups water, lentils and dates and bring to a boil. reduce heat to medium/low and simmer 30 minutes. Preheat oven to F350. Stir in tamari or bragg’s and transfer lentils to a 2-quart baking dish or casserole. Cover and bake 30 minutes, then uncover, top with coconut and bake 15-20 minutes longer or until lentils are tender and coconut golden.

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  1. Looks like one needs to get the Kombucha mushroom culture to make it. Hubby and I both believe strongly in the power of mushroom tinctures.

  2. Yeah that's what I heard so I guess it's next on my list of things to do. I truly believe in it as well.

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