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Curried Coconut Lentils - Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
I don’t know how the weather is where you live, but here in New Haven, it’s getting cold. Not that I’m complaining! Last night I got in perfect cold-weather form and whipped up a pot of curried coconut lentils. I went vegan eight years ago, shortly after moving into a vegan/vegetarian cooperative house. Though I was confident on the baking front, I had always been a little nervous about cooking for a crowd. We took turns cooking dinner in pairs for the house each night, so I had to learn quickly. There were definitely some botched entrees along the way, but in general I caught on pretty fast, and ended up with a handful of go-to recipes. We had shelves of cookbooks, including the heavily used How It All Vegan series. But over the years I lived there, I grew to value our thick copy of Vegan Planet. I’m not sure why this book isn’t more widely loved. I certainly haven’t made a fraction of its 400 recipes, but it boasts several of my favorites, including this curried lentil dish that I made several times when we were low on fresh produce. This was one of the first dishes I …