Sunday, April 19, 2020

Simple and Filling Nachos made My Way

     Nachos are such a great filling meal that you can really take on a challenge of how many ways can you create this dish (which I do!) . One way I create nachos is using lentils as my protein instead of traditional hamburger! Let me explain:

     I first rinse and soak the lentils overnight, soaking overnight is optional because lentils really don’t take long to cook in general. Then when I am ready to cook them I drain off the water replace with new water and add Himalayan Pink Salt, Onion Powder, Black Pepper and since this is all done in a big glass bowl I cover it with a sheet of wax paper. I let it sit for 10 minutes for seasonings to seep in, then.....

     I put it in the microwave! Oh yes that’s what I said, the microwave on 9 minutes regular heat temperature. Halfway through I stir it up, then continue cooking it. When it’s done it should have soaked up the water and have a dense consistency. 

     So if you choose to cook on the stove bring a pot of water to boil, put in rinsed lentils and seasonings and turn to medium high heat, cook until water has almost evaporated, stirring it periodically. Then remove from the stove and add more seasoning if necessary after tasting it. It also should have a dense consistency.

     You are set to get your favorite tortilla chips or the store brand because I have found you should not sleep on cheap, and actually prefer the store brands. I will share what my current favorite store brand tortilla chips are in another post. Grab also that mild, medium or hot salsa.

     Do you eat in a plate or a bowl? I prefer a bowl that has a half inch to an inch rise so as things get messy I am able to scoop to the wall, nevertheless, grab your plate or bowl and the first layer is tortilla chips then those great seasoned lentils, topped with salsa! Let’s eat!

     Cooking does not have to be difficult so let’s not make it! Now on to the next blog...

Later, Crystal

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