Lentil Mushroom Stew

Lentil Mushroom Stew

  • What's in it?

Green Lentils, shallot, mushrooms, garlic, fresh thyme leaves, lemon juice, tamari, vegetable stock, unsweetened plant based milk, kale, olive oil

  • Where did I find it?

The First Mess, Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale
This Rawsome Vegan Life, Facebook Posting, October 12, 2016
  • Why do I like it?

I was scrolling through Facebook and a post from This Rawsome Vegan Life caught my eye. The photo of green lentils with mushrooms looked good, so I clicked through to the recipe.  It took me to the blog called The First Mess.  I liked the list of ingredients and went ahead and tested the recipe.  

It turned out great!  The flavor was deep and complex and very delicious.  There is a bit of prep work, but if you have everything washed, measured out and ready it will help.

  • What did I change from the original recipe?

This recipe calls for white wine, but the author also gives alternatives of white wine vinegar or lemon juice.  I opted for lemon juice.  I didn't have any fresh kale, so I used fresh spinach.  I did use olive oil, however, I have learned that if the pan is heated first you can sauté without oil if trying to avoid.

I added a bit of fresh thyme and a drop of coconut milk to garnish.