Braised Beet Lentils

This beet braised lentils is inspired by the french classic cassoulet. Beets and lentils compliment each other to create this comforting and healthy dish. 

Note: This recipe includes rosemary instead of dill this week.

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Preparation

1

Prepare the vegetables:  Wash and clean all produce. Peel the beets. Cut in 1 cm dices. Cut the beet and onion in 1 cm dices. 

2

Cook the onion:  In a medium pot, add the oil (1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 1/2 tsp), onion, salt (1 tbs, 2 tbs, 3 tsp) and pepper (1 pinch, 1/8 tbs, 1/4 tsp). Cook on medium heat until the onion starts to be tender, about 4 minutes. Mince the garlic and add to the onion. Cook for 1 minute. 

3

Cook the lentils and vegetables: In the sink, place the lentils with bay leaf in a strainer and rinse it well. In the pot with the onion, add the beet dice, lentils, bay leaf, water depending on the size of your pot (3 cups, 6 cups, 9
cups
).
Bring to a boil on medium heat, then reduce heat, add salt (1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 3/4 tsp), and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the lentils are just tender, adding more water if necessary. Be sure not to overcook them.

4

Prepare the rosemary:  Separate the rosemary leaves from the step and cut the leaves in small pieces (1/4 cm) for the garnish. 

5

Garnish & Serve: Garnish the lentils with fresh rosemary. Serve.

Bon Appétit

Ingredients

Included

2 Portions

4 Portions

6 Portions

French lentils & Bay leaf

1 cup

2 cups

3 cups

Onion

1 small

2 medium

1 large

Beets

200 gr

400 gr

600 gr

Garlic

2 cloves

4 cloves

6 cloves

Rosemary

3 gr

6 gr

9 gr

Water

3 cups

6 cups

9 cups

Health Fact

Dr. Craig Herrington, Naturopath

Owner: Regina Naturopathic

BEETS
Interestingly, using an anti-bacterial mouthwash, prevents the conversion of the active ingredient from beets and eliminates most beneficial effects.

Cooking with Kids

Lacey Engel, Registered Dietitian

Owner: Beyond Baby Nutrition

Introducing new foods 
It can take up to 20 different exposures of the same food before some kids may even try it. So keep calm, and offer the same food in different ways.

Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help with step 4 & 5 by:

  • Prepare the rosemary
  • Garnish & serve

Recommended Wine Pairing

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Lighting Rock, Pinot Noir 2017
A delightfully delicate and light bottle of rose petals and cherries.
Region: Okanagan, Canada
Colour: Red
Alcohol:
12%

Alto Landon, MilHistoria 2017
Intense and bright picota cherry colour. The nose is clean and intense, lots of black fruits, candy and floral notes.  A medley of plum, strawberry, black cherry and black currant with undertones of white pepper, earthy notes, and a very pleasant balsamic end with a hint of sweetness.
Region: Manchuria, Spain
Colour: Red
Alcohol:
14%

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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free. 

Nutritional Information