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December 27, 2012

Lentil Sliders with Sesame Sauce





 I took the Christmas tree down yesterday and put away all the decorations. As soon as the holiday is over I like to box up all the decorations and get back to normal. I have always been like this. Growing-up my mother would keep our tree up until well into January and it would drive me nuts. I like to get things over with and move on, Christmas is one of those things. Don't get me wrong I like Christmas, but all the dust from the decorations and the lack of space from the Christmas tree drives me nuts. So as soon as Christmas is over I get up the next day and put everything away. My living room is now back to the state that it the rest of the year and I am happy and content. I have survived another Christmas and things can start settling into the cold winter months ahead. Winter to me always means beans. I cook with beans a lot in the winter, I find them filling and comforting when the weather is cold and depressing. Last week I tried a new recipe for Lentil Sliders with Sesame Sauce from the January issue of Parents magazine.

This recipe has 12 ingredients. It takes 1 hour of total time, 10 minutes of which is active and makes 8 sliders. I did have to go to multiple stores to find all the ingredients, but that is normal when I am looking for tahini. Be very careful when cooking these sliders, they have a tendency to burn if you follow the amount of oil in the recipe. Watch the sliders very carefully and add more oil if necessary. I served my husband and kids portions with pita, but I ate mine with just the sauce since I can't eat gluten. For the lemon juice I used fresh squeezed, the taste is better and lemons are inexpensive. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

The sauce in this recipe was too sweet. I think it would be better if the honey was eliminated or there was a touch of crushed red pepper. As the recipe is written the sauce is just too mild and sweet. The sliders on the other hand were delicious and everyone in my family enjoyed them. My husband thought that they were actually better the way that I ate them without the pita.

This recipe is currently not available online, but can be found in the January 2013 issue of Parents magazine.

8 comments:

  1. I love lentils so this recipe intrigues me. You make it look so delicious as always!!

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    1. Thanks for hosting, I linked up :) Have a great weekend!

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  2. thanks for sharing..
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    1. No problem :) They were really good and easy!

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  3. I like lentils too, and eat lentil soup for lunch a few times a week. They are a great protein source and this sounds like a healthy meal.

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    1. I love lentil soup, I eat it almost every week :) I agree that lentils are a great source of protein especially if you are trying to eat less meat.

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  4. Hello, new follower from the Aloha Blog Hop. I love cooking and reading recipes and I look forward to following and seeing your reviews on different recipes like this one! We love lentils in our house so I'm glad to have found this one! Take care, Sharon

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    1. We love lentils in our house also, they are a great source of protein and fiber :) Going over to check out your blog now!

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