How To Cook Lentils, Beans and Peas. Wonderful Recipes

Refried Beans

2 cups cooked Kidney Beans

1 1/2 tablespoons Cumin Seeds

3 chopped cloves of garlic

sprinkle of chilli

4 tablespoons olive oil

Heat oil, saute chopped garlic, cumin seeds and chili, right up until garlic begins to turn golden. Tip in cooked beans, warmth via. Blend (adhere blender is fastest and least complicated). Provide with taco’s meat sauce and salad. Corn chips and guacamole.

Black Eye Pea Salad

 2 or 3 cups of black eye peas


Large chopped onion

1/2 crushed clove garlic

Lemon Juice – to taste

Soak peas overnight, Cook dinner until eventually tender about thirty – forty five minutes.

Drain, rinse in chilly h2o.

Stir by chopped onion, garlic, mayonaise include lemon juice to taste.

Taste incorporate far more onion if crucial. Tasty with boiled eggs for just a light lunch.

Or provide with any meal as a aspect salad.


2 substantial onions

3 Cloves garlic

3-4 tbs Olive Oil

2 cups eco-friendly lentils

1 litre Chicken Inventory, Selfmade or (very low salt)

4 cups pasta, macaroni or twirls are best

Grated Cheese



Saute Onions and Garlic until tender and just establishing to colour. Rouse via lentils. Pour in stock, Provide to boil and simmer right up until lentils are just about gentle about 30mins.

Add Pasta, cook dinner for about 20mins. right up until pasta is cooked.

Serve topped with grated Cheese, Yogurt, and chilli for many who just like a little bit of warmth.

Serve with Green Salad, Purple onions, basil tossed with Italian Dressing


Dhal is often cooked with just about any lentils, Red give probably the most wonderful color and are fast to cook dinner.

2 tbs Olive Oil,

2 Onions Sliced

3 cloves garlic chopped

1inch ginger finely chopped

1tsp each and every turmeric, coriander, cumin,

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1cup lentils

3 cups water

Saute onions, garlic & ginger till comfortable. Include spices cook dinner until fragrant.

Add lentils excite as a result of onion & spices

Add h2o bring to boil simmer partially covered right up until cooked.

Red lentils about 20 -25 mins

Green lentils about;35 -40 mins

Serve with rice, onion bhaji, pappadoms

Pea & Ham Soup

 This is a favourite of mine,  I make this every year. At Christmas we always buy a full leg of ham on the bone.  Once it is eaten, I use the bone to make inventory for Pea Soup.

250g dried peas

1tsp bicarbonate of soda

Ham inventory Strained.

Cover peas with plenty of cold h2o. Use whole ones not split.  Soak overnight with 1tsp of bicarb.

Cook pea’s in strained ham stock right up until tender about one hour.

This is so simple and so delightful. It is the bicarb that makes the peas go mushy. 

It is brilliant over home made pies, or with sausages and mash.

Carrots could be added for both flavour and color.

When Reheating can include milk or a little h2o.


To make Ham Stock

Cover ham bone with water, Increase a large onion and a couple of carrots. Simmer gently for three or four hours until h2o has evaporated and stock has a good flavour.

An interesting and delicious  thing to do  is to cook dinner a whole fresh chicken in this inventory right until just tender. Adds mountains of flavour.  Use the chicken for pie, fricassee, rice or pasta dishes.





Chick Peas: Hommus, Raw & Cooked. Moroccan Chicken

Soak a couple of cups of chick peas overnight. You can sprout some of the chick peas. Change the h2o daily and when sprouts are 2-3 cms use them in salad or make a raw hummus with them.

Use one cup for hummus, Use the rest to include protein and interest to your meals. A few cooked chick peas are wonderful tossed by a salad.

Soaked and cooked chick peas are firmer and give a better consistency than tinned. They are so healthy and easy to cook dinner with, Its worth taking the time. I usually soak them overnight, cook dinner them the following night while I am getting dinner ready and use them the night after. Each individual step only takes a little while.


Process 1 cup soaked or cooked chick peas with 1/2 cup of tahini, 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 2 or 3 cloves of garlic and a good sprinkle of salt. Taste include more lemon if crucial. If it is too thick add a tablespoon of water. In a raw hummus I usually stir up as a result of a tablespoon or so of olive oil. It gives it sweeter flavour and makes it extra creamy

To serve

Swirl the top of the Hummus, drizzle on olive oil, parsley and little chilli or paprika powder.

Morroccan Chicken

2tbs Olive Oil

1 Chopped Onion

2 or 3 chopped garlic

500g Chicken legs, (boned) or breast

A handful of cooked chickpeas.

1 cup dates

Squeeze of Orange Juice

Slivered almonds.

Saute Onions & Garlic till tender and just commencing to colour.

Add Chicken cook dinner covered right until browned. A tagine is fantastic for this, otherwise a pan on the stove.

Add Chick peas.

Stir almonds and dates via. Squeeze Orange Juice over. Transform up and let everything get golden and shiny. Serve with a white Jasmine rice,

Dahl & Vegetable Soup you can live on.

2 huge sliced onions

3-4 cloves chopped garlic

4cm finely chopped ginger

3 tbs of curry powder

1 cup potato, two cups of red lentils.

1 cup of each and every of these. Carrot, Turnip, Swede, Parsnip, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Zucchini, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Tomato, Parsley, Cabbage. 

A good big handful of leafy greens.  such as spinach, bok choy, pumpkin leaves.

1 generous tablespoon of miso 

5 litres of drinking water.

Saute onions, garlic and ginger in three tbs of olive oil until gentle, stir as a result of curry powder and fry right up until fragrent. Incorporate all root vegies, the potato, turnip, carrot, parsnip, swede excite by means of spices and onions till starting off to cook. Increase washed lentils.

Add drinking water and carry to simmer, increase rest of ingredients,  Cook right until lentils are smooth and have disappeared into soup and vegetables are tender.  

You can eat now, but it is tastier the 2nd day.  I have eaten this soup for your week. Especially when I need to get my cholesterol down.  It is full of healthy ingredients, tastes brilliant is good for you and has no fat.

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