How often do you eat lentils? If you’re like me when I was a kid, then the answer is never. Lentils are beans, a food that, with the exception of sugary baked beans and maybe some pinto beans in chili, were to be avoided at all costs.
Well, I’m happy to say, that was then and this is now. Beans, otherwise known as legumes, are a food that I have come to embrace in all their beautiful varieties. Lentils are a particularly wonderful type of legume. Unlike most beans, they don’t require soaking; they cook quickly; and they come in a large variety of colors and textures, making them extremely versatile.