Toasted Skillet Popped Lentils seasoned with parsley and cayenne pepper. These nutty lentils make a delicious, low calorie under 20 minute meal. If you love popcorn you will love these! Gluten Free + Vegan + Low Calorie
Well, no sugar coating things here. Recovering from my surgery these last few days has been awful. The day of the actual surgery I was fine, but the next day was horrific.
My poor Mom almost took me to the emergency room in the middle of the night because the pain meds were doing nothing for me except making me sick, but I was in too much pain to move from my bed.
I don’t tolerate pain medication very well especially tylenol and that’s all I can have right now. Thankfully, Mom cancelled her plans to leave over the weekend to stay longer until I’m doing better.
The next day the doctor removed the packing and I felt some relief. Still I had quite a lot of pain over the weekend. My nose itself doesn’t hurt, but my sinus cavities are really swollen and congested.
I feel like I have the worst sinus infection of my life and look like someone beat me up. My right eye is swollen half closed. I pray it goes back to normal. It’s my worst nightmare.
Yesterday afternoon I began feeling a lot better. I hope that trend continues so I can sleep through the night. Sometimes a good night’s sleep can be everything you need to cure you.
That better happen soon because my hair is so dirty I can put it in a bun without a hair tie. I’m sure you all want to see me know. Hopefully, the short term misery will be worth long term sinus relief. On the bright side, my leg and feet aren’t hurting. <3
So now that you know how glamorous I look, let’s talk about something that is glamourous. This recipe! Sometimes I think we get so caught up in making fancy recipes that they’re too overly complicated for the average person.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t do complicated or fancy. All you need for this are five ingredients, 20 minutes and a skillet then you have an amazing tasting meatless dinner.
I discovered toasted lentils a few years ago and forgot about them until I was looking through an old box of recipes. You know the kind of box you keep with your Mom’s recipes and clips from magazines?
Well, I’m thankful for finding that box because I’m able to revive an old favorite. Pair this dish with some roasted vegetables and you have yourself a simple irresistible meal!
Skillet Popped Lentils With Parsley
Add the extra virgin olive oil to a large skillet bring to medium heat.
Once the oil is hot after about 3 minutes, add the lentils stirring them to coat in oil. After 5 minutes, the lentils will start to plump up.
Continuing stirring the lentils and moving them around the pan then add the salt, pepper, cayenne. Stir and cook another 5-7 minutes.
When the lentils appear brown around the edges, stir in the parsley. Remove from the pan and serve immediately.
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