Lentil Tacos

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That moment when you have a dream so vivid, real, & fantastic that you never want to wake up.

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But then you do & you are reminded that you are not at the 2016 Oscars in a custom Dior gown & you never will be. Because you’re Rachel. & you’re still not famous.

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Leo took lil ole ME to the Oscars. He must have read my blog & realized that I am really the most deserving female he doesn’t already know. I had him hire Garr as our body guard for the evening so that my real love & my imaginary love could all be together on my special night. I’m selfless even in times of great success.

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The paparazzi ate it up. “WHO is this girl with Leo?! An up & coming model? An heir to a hotel fortune? An indie movie star???” My head barely fit through the Dolby Theatre.

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Then reality slapped me in the face & disappointment oozed out of my ordinary pores all day.





Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: enough tacos for 3 people


  • 1 cup of green lentils, rinsed
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • Half a head of red cabbage, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. of cilantro, chopped
  • Salso, for serving
  • Corn tortillas, for serving
  • 1 tbsp. of chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. of cumin
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. of paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. of oregano
  • S+P, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil

How to:

  • Cook lentils according to package directions, drain
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 3 minutes
  • Add garlic + cook for another minute
  • In a bowl, combine all seasoning
  • Add lentils + taco seasoning to the skillet
  • Add 1/2 cup of water, let evaporate
  • Arrange some lentils on a warm tortilla + top with cabbage + cilantro + salsa
  • Serve hot
  • Eat 5 at a time because it’s full of health

20 thoughts on “Lentil Tacos

  1. DramalessFood says:

    I was just reading an article about using lentils as a replacement for ground beef in tacos. Perfect timing for your post!! I’ll have to try it out!


  2. junior loinman says:

    When oh when will you begin cooking with meat child? While your recipes may appeal to some, and typically look pretty I need meat. Is it too much to ask the woman who grew up on chicken nuggets and hotdogs for a taco with some beef in it?


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