This dish is incredibly delicious. There is so much richness and depth happening for a simple pot of lentils. Perfect healthy comfort food for the cooler months. Lentils and Mushrooms are simmered with mirepoix, lots of garlic, red wine, rosemary, smoked paprika, a few other ingredients for complexity and finished with green peas and a touch of vegan butter. I really like the addition of peas but if that isn't your thing you can leave them out. I used brown lentils, but you can definitely use green if that is what you have or prefer.
This dish is delicious if you just take a taste out of the pot, but for me the magic REALLY happens when paired with creamy mashed potatoes. This meal is humble, yet gorgeous and totally dinner party worthy. I boiled yellow potatoes in salted water, and then mashed with vegan sour cream, olive oil and a bit more salt & pepper.
Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, and if you would like a bit more minced rosemary. Somehow I was wanting both on mine. Serve with different sides of vegetables. I made a grated carrot salad with raisins and pecans, because I was craving it, but I think roasted or steamed carrots, brussels sprouts, or green beans would all be vegetables I gravitate to to serve along side.
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