We often do a "lentil bake" as a one-pot meal at our house. There's no specific recipe, just a formula: Half a pound of green lentils to 3 cups of liquid. (The liquid can be any combination of water, stock, beer, wine, tomato juice... whatever you want to use to compliment the flavour of what you're cooking.)
To cook the meal, we combine the lentils and liquid with whatever chopped vegetables we feel like using (carrot, celery, onion, garlic, kale, root veggies, herbs) in a "Le Cruset" type cast iron pot that has a lid. (Our pot is an inexpensive KitchenAid version of the Le Cruset.) Then, we gently lay whatever protein we're using on top of the lentils, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. For protein we use fish, skinless chicken thighs, low fat sausages, or any meat that can be braised.
Everything I do is in moderation. No extreme diets here; I go to the gym 3 times a week when my schedule allows it; and I just try to make the best choices I can, regardless of what life throws my way.
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