Lovely Lentils

I love this recipe. You just throw a bunch of stuff together in a pot and it makes a great meal. I just made it for the Indy Hall night owl session, and everyone loved it, even people who don’t normally like lentils. In the past I made it with honey, but this time I used maple syrup. Both work wonderfully. I didn’t create this recipe, I’ve seen it in many places, such as here. Of course, I added my own little twist by increasing the garlic. This recipe serves four.


  • 1 Cup Lentils
  • 2 Cups Water or Stock
  • 2 tbsps Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsps Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsps Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 1-2 tsps Fresh Ginger, minced
  • 2-4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped
  • A vegetable of choice, carrots, potatoes, or other winter vegetables work well
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish. Cover and put in the oven at 350º for 90 minutes. Serve with rice and bread. Some beer doesn’t hurt either.

Enjoy these lovely lentils!