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Zucchini Lentil Stew

What you need: 

2 cups lentils, rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can vegetable broth + 1 can water
1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes or 2-3 fresh tomatoes, chopped
4-5 small zucchini, cubed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
dash crushed red pepper

What you do: 

1. Combine all ingredients in large stock pot.
2. Bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

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Servings: 
5

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I was looking for Lentil yani recipe for a while and this looks very similar. I also made some changes, and this dish was super yummy.
First, I cooked in a pan chopped onion, garlic and cubed carrots. Then added to the vegetable stock with tomatoes (fire roasted stewed and fresh ones) and spices. I used little bit of curry paste and rosemary, and zucchini added only at the end, as they are soft in 5-10 min.

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I made this with the following alterations, so I could use up whatever veggies I had around:
1 zucchini, 3 tomatoes, 3 celery stalks, 2 red potatoes, 4 cloves of garlic
and instead of veggie broth, I used 4 tablespoons of miso paste with 3 cups of water

It came out pretty good, and made a huge (seriously huge) amount!  Make this for a potluck or anything where you need to feed a ton of people. 

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I soaked the lentils overnight with seaweed first. They only required cooking for half an hour rather than the 1-1.5 hrs recommended. I also substituted miso for the vegetable broth (healthier) and added a tablespoon of tahini. It was delicious and perfect for winter!

I'm curious what kind of seaweed you used. Sounds really good.

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I soaked the lentils overnight with seaweed first. They only required cooking for half an hour rather than the 1-1.5 hrs recommended. I also substituted miso for the vegetable broth (healthier) and added a tablespoon of tahini. It was delicious and perfect for winter!

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1 - 1.5 hours??? That's going to make it all into mush!! Is that the idea? And how much is a can of veggie broth? Sounds nice, but I need clarification!  :)

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