Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Old Recipes never die.

This is what I am cooking today!
I'm following WebMD closely for suggestions on eating better and healthier and I'm happy to report, the Mediterranean diet I grew up with still serves me at this age.

These are lentils and sausages.  You can use any kind of sausage, by the way. I prefer Italian, spicy links, cut up small, not whole.

Here is what you do.
 In  a deep casserole dish, saute' carrots, onions, garlic and celery until tender. Add rinsed lentils and vegetable stock to cover plus a couple of extra inches of liquid. Cook until lentils are tender.

 Cook your sausages  in a separate pan.  I prick my sausages, wrap them in paper towels and microwave them for a minute at a time until all the pink is gone. 

 Serve a bowl of lentils with one or two sausages  per person.

A green salad would round up the meal, as crusty bread and a glass of Merlot.

Buon Appetito!   


  1. Brings to mind sunny Italy al fresco. I'm hungry now!

  2. Lovely to hear from you Rosaria!
    This looks delicious... fan of lentils and sausages myself... think its a good idea for dinner tonight actually.
    Robyn is wonderful (wishing her well ...the world is a better place with Robyn!) so was delighted that you left the comment at homage blog... I have realised bit by bit how much see need to think deeply and read more broadly to understand even he simple seed and its current place in our world!

  3. Yummy! I love that most of your recipes pair well with crusty bread and red wine:-)

  4. I adore anything with lentils so I will have to try it. We usually make red beans and rice with sausage, but the lentils are better for you perhaps.


  5. Looks delicious and would also make a great vegetarian meal, without the sausage.