IMG_1775Often when I make dinner, it’s either a recipe I make often or one I make up on the fly to keep it as easy and quick as possible.

The other day, I was craving some comfort food and decided to make a stew with lentils. No recipe, I just figured I’d use what I had in my fridge – carrots, celery and some onion – in addition to the lentils in my cupboard and lamb, which I decided it needed to give it more gusto. That’s half the fun! If you have some spinach, kale or dark leafy green, that would be a colorful delicious addition too.

What’s your favorite comfort food?

French Lentil Stew

1 1/2 cups french green lentils (brown lentils will work too)
1 pound ground lamb
4 cups bone broth
1/2 cup white wine
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon herbs de provence
1 tablespoon red palm oil
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
3 shallots or 1 onion, peeled and minced
2 ribs of celery, chopped

Sauté shallot in oil until tender. Add lamb and cook stirring frequently until browned. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until lentils are tender, about 35-40 minutes.