A friend sent this to me today, sounds pretty good.


2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large white onion, diced
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp fresh jalapeno, peeled, seeded, and minced
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1 tbsp chia seeds
4 cups water
3 tbsp vegetable base-no MSG or 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups red lentils
2 1/2 cups fire-roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
4 tbsp chopped cilantro

1. Heat oil in large saucepan.
2. Add onions and saute until lightly carmelized.
3. Add cumin seeds, cardamom, garlic, and saute 2 minutes.
4. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, simmer, stirring often, until all lentils are tender, about 15 minutes.

Planned overs--possiblities are endless.