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Healthy Lentil Mush

 Ok so this dish isn't the most beautiful dish in the world, yes, I know that, but it is super healthy and tasty all get out.

This dish yields probably about 6 VegFam servings (I am not sure how that translates into "normal" servings and I haven't been able to find a conversion chart yet). Based on 6 servings, this dish packs a caloric punch of about 215 per. It is very high in dietary fiber and in vitamin A and C. It's also high in manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and thiamin. Don't sweat the small stuff, like what all that actually means, just know that it's muy bueno for your body, and your body thanks you.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
4 carrots, diced
1 c lentils
3 c vegetable broth
2 tsp liquid smoke
3 c chopped mushrooms
1/2 tsp salt
2 c broccoli florets
  1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a saucepan; add diced onions and let those guys get all soft. 
  2. Add in the carrots, lentils, 1 1/2 cups of the broth, and liquid smoke. Let simmer until the lentils are tender.
  3. In a separate pan saute the mushrooms in the last bit of olive oil; sprinkle with some salt and once they start to brown toss in the broccoli. After about 2-3 minutes add in the remaining broth. Simmer until all the liquid evaporates. 
  4. Combine the pans into one and eat that stuff up.


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