Honey Baked Lentils
I never ate lentils until I tried this! It's the only way I can get my husband to eat them as well!
1 lb. (2 1/3c.) lentils
1 small bay leaf
5 cups water
2 tsp. sea salt
Bring all the above ingredients to a boil in a dutch oven. Simmer 20-30 minutes, or until lentils become soft. Do not drain. Discard bay leaf. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine separately and add to lentils:
1 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp. powdered ginger
1 Tbsp. soy sauce-low sodium
1/2 c. chopped onions
1 c. water
Cut 4 slices of bacon (uncured and nitrate free) into 1 inch pieces. Stir most of the bacon into the lentils and then sprinkle remainder on top. Pour 1/3c. raw honey over all the lentils. Cover tightly and bake 1 hr. Uncover ten minutes to brown bacon.
If you are in a hurry, you can fry your bacon first and skip the baking totally and top w/raw honey!