Simple Lentil Recipe

2 cups lentils, preferable green lentils
filtered water
2 Tblsp homemade whey or yogurt
1 tsp sea salt
2 cups beef or chicken stock
2 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed
several sprigs fresh thyme, tied together
1 tsp dried peppercorns, crushed
pinch dried chili flakes (optional)
juice of 1-2 lemons

Soak lentils in filtered water, salt, and whey for several hours. Drain and rinse. Place in a pot and add stock to cover. Bring to boil and skim. Add remaining ingredients except lemon and simmer, uncovered, for about 1 hour, or until liquid has completely reduced. Add lemon juice and season to taste. Serve with a slotted spoon. Excellent with sauerkraut and strongly flavored meats such as duck, game, or lamb. Serves 6-8.

From Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

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