Toronto has welcomed the gloomy weather. Summer is gone, 15C has become a warm afternoon. Everybody is looking their best in their fall clothing. Warm colors are everywhere and comfort food and cosy diner recipes are back! That's right, let's give a break to the blogging word with the summer salad recipes.
As sad as I am that summer was that short, we have to embrace fall and its beautiful colors. I wanted a bowl of something comforting, something warm to hold with both hands, a stew.
I have been meaning to cook some lentils for a while and entering the fall is a perfect reason to get a boost of iron. I add some big Italian sausage (mild) from Costco and I do not enjoy them that much on the barbecue. In the crockpot, it was perfect, the skin was more tender.
I also added some 7 grains medley from Uncle Ben's, it has a bunch of ancient grains, I love those. I have a thing for barley, you know. Some broth, some cumin, and a few other ingredients build a perfect dish for a chilly night. The kids loved it!
Hold on there...
- Easy and simple
- Tasty and comforting
- Perfect for the whole family
I think we have a winner here! Try this easy, smell-my-kitchen perfect easy-peasy stew recipe!
If you want a vegetarian option, just skip the sausage and voila! Taste still amazing reheated... if you have any left over.
The cumin gave an perfect note of spice in the dish, the 7 grains were al dente and the lentils full of flavor with the broth.
Lentils and 7 grains stew
- slow cooker
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 2 shallots chopped
- 1 cup lentils
- 1 cup 7 grains medley from Uncle Ben's
- 900 ml vegetable stock
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 6 mild Italian sausages
- Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker.
- Stir well.
- Let it cook for 3 hours.