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Dinner Tonight: Red Lentil and Tofu Curry

Though I hate to admit this, I am a little frightened of cooking lentils. Sure, they look harmless enough, but they just have a tendency of not cooking for me. Instead, they remain little pebbles in the saucepan far past the recommend cooking time. But red lentils are the great exception. They only require 15 to 20 minutes to become tender, and they faithfully stick to that schedule.

Their quick cooking nature is put to great use in this amazing vegetarian recipe from Appetite for China. Actually, this recipe is originally based on a Gourmet recipe, but I prefer this interpretation because it doubles the amount of spices. Honestly, the dish is still a little mild, but sometimes you just want a soothing, comforting meal, not something that will clear my sinuses with each spoonful.

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