Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Bean Day!

Good Late Evening Internet Friends!

Today is Dietitians of Canada Day and as such the Registered Dietitian that I work with decided that we needed to celebrate with a potluck and the theme would reference the 2016 International Year of the Pulses.  Everything had to Pulse or as she put it "Bean" related.

My RN colleague Judy brought "Bean Surprise"; Jelly Beans in a casserole dish.  I thought it was hilarious!!!

For me growing up in Saskatchewan we grow and eat a LOT of Lentils.

For the Potluck today I took Baked Lentils:

Yummy as always.

Baked Lentils
2 cups dried lentils
5 cups water
- boil for about 30 minutes until soft but not mushy

- drain the water from the lentils and add:
1/2 cup molasses
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup

Pour into casserole dish and back at 350F for 60 minutes.

I also took Lentil Brownies:
These were FABULOUS!

Lentil Brownie
1/2 cup non hydrogenated margarine
1/2 cup chocolate

- melt together over a double boiler stirring constantly until smooth then set aside

In a blender or food processor add:
3/4 cup cooked lentils
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

- blend until smooth then add:

1/3 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup cocoa (I use Bernard Callebaut)

- blend until smooth again

- fold in:
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Pour into a greased 8 x 8 cake pan and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

I made the Baked Lentils and put in the oven and then made the brownies and placed to bake at the same time so that both dishes were ready at the same time ☺

Both were a hit at the potluck!

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


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