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A Lesson Learned. Read Labels Carefully Before Cooking.


Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Yesterday I planned a delicious dinner from a recipe I saw prepared on the cook show The Chew. It is a Daphne Oz's (Dr. Oz's daughter) recipe. Its was a chicken, eggplant & lentil dish. Ok ,so I cooked it according to the recipe or so I thought, except that I removed the skin from the chicken and used yellow lentils instead of brown. I waited and waited for the lentils to cook but they were not getting tender enough after 1 1/2 hr. I was so hungry that I ate it the way it was. It was delicious but the lentils didn't seam right to me. To hard.

I double checked the cooking instruction on the package and no mention on how long it will cook. Just cook until tender. Red the label again and it turns out that I used yellow split peas instead of lentils which need to be soaked before cooking. I thought they were yellow lentils. I continued to cook the leftover portion for 2 hrs and still the same.

In the garbage it goes. Too bad for it really tasted good. I will do over again soon but next time I will make sure I have brown lentils instead. I am pretty sure this mistake I will not repeat again.
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VEGALEGARRETA 5/14/2013 1:17PM

    Margaret!
como quiera se escucha yummy!


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MAMAENUFF 4/15/2013 9:12PM

    MISSCUS, that is a funny coincidence. Same mistake with opposite legumes. We definitely learned our lesson. I redid the recipe a couple of days later and it came out great. I enjoyed it.

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MISSCUS 4/15/2013 6:43PM

    that's funny, I cooked lentils and thought I was cooking split peas, they turned to mush real fast. After an hour of cooking them, but I still was able to eat them!!

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BARBANNA 4/9/2013 4:34PM

    Bummer, we live and learn or ...we forget and do the same thing over! Hope it is perfect next time! emoticon

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KEEPFIT2013 4/9/2013 11:58AM

    Frustrating for sure!!! Hope it doesn't turn you away from cooking the dish again!! It sounds like a good one.
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EG8383 4/9/2013 11:38AM

  this happens alot. I'm sorry you wasted your money, food, and time but this is an experience that will help you next time. Next time it will be perfect.

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LOSE4LIFE47 4/9/2013 11:34AM

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