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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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  • no profile photo CD1893531
    como quiera se escucha yummy!

    2850 days ago
    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.

    Happy healthy cooking! emoticon
    2879 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8022584
    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!!
    2879 days ago
    Bummer, we live and learn or ...we forget and do the same thing over! Hope it is perfect next time! emoticon
    2885 days ago
  • KEEPFIT2013
    Frustrating for sure!!! Hope it doesn't turn you away from cooking the dish again!! It sounds like a good one.
    2885 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13245384
    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.
    2885 days ago
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    2885 days ago
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