Lentils are a good source of iron and protein. Eat them with rice or bread, to get a complete protein, and add a salad or fruit for dessert - vitamin C helps with absorption of iron.
- Prepare all the vegetables and set aside. In a large pan of hot water bring the lentils to boil and boil on high for 10 minutes. Drain and returned to rinsed pan.
- Add the vegetable stock, sweet potato pieces and grated carrots to the pan. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 40 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Saute the onion for approximately 4 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and cumin and sauté for another minute or so.
- Add this mixtures to the lentils about 10 minutes before the lentils are finished cooking through. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
A tasty vegetarian main.