Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lentil Winner for The Super Breakfast Bowl Challenge

Welcome to the Lentil Day winner announcement for the Super Breakfast Bowl Challenge! We had so many tasty looking lentil submissions to choose from. You guys really are creative using little legumes in your morning meal! I'm glad I cooked up and froze a big batch of lentils weeks ago so I have plenty to use in all of these new recipes. They all looked so tasty I had to leave it up to the random number generator to choose and the lentil winner is....Julie from The Doctors Rheum! I never would have thought to combine pear and lentils but love this Pear Lentil Patty recipe.

Pear-Lentil Patties

This was a total experiment based on what I had in the house!

Cook 1/2 cup lentils in 1 cup water until soft.

Caramelize 1/2 a sweet yellow onion in EVOO with a dash of cumin and a dash of cinnamon.

Chop a ripe pear.

Combine all ingredients in a food processor pulsing several times until just combined.

Shape into patties and cook on a hot pan or griddle like pancakes.

Made: 4 large patties

I added a beaten egg to see if it would hold together better and it made it a little soupy. Use your imagination. They seem to me like "sausage" patties so I put one on a toasted English muffin and put a poached egg on top. The taste is a sweet/savory mix. They did not hold together too well but the ones that fell apart could be used as "sausage" crumbles.

Congrats Julie and thank you for the superb recipe and photos! Make sure you send your mailing address to so we can send you your prizes: the awesome book Thrive—The Vegan Nutrition Guide and the handy book 101 Optimal Life Foods by Registered Dietitian (aka Gu-a-titian) Dave Grotto.

Thanks again to everyone who submitted a recipe! And if you haven't yet, don't forget to send in your quinoa, andwalnut recipes! It's time to challenge your morning meal!

Janel from

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