- newsletter archive | 2019-01-29 -

hello! thank you for your interest in the lenny and friends newsletter! in this very first edition you will find a recipe for lentil bolognese, a song i really like and also a photo of my dog i just took.


lentil bolognese (serves 4)

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 - 5 cloves of garlic (or really however much you want, i don't know your life), minced
1 onion, also minced
a few tablespoons of tomato paste
1 can condensed tomato soup
2 cans cooked lentils, drained
2 teaspoons powdered vegetable stock
2 - 3 bay leaves
salt/pepper to taste
your choice of pasta, cooked according to the directions on the packet
cheese, to serve

heat the oil in a large, non stick frying pan over a medium high heat
cook the garlic and onion for 2 - 3 minutes or until they start to soften
add the tomato paste and cook for a further 1 - 2 minutes
(IMPORTANT) turn the heat down to low
add the tomato soup, lentils and vegetable stock as well as half a soup can of water. mix well so everything is combined
add the bay leaves [OPTIONAL: you can also add some worcestershire sauce, red wine and/or tomato sauce (it adds flavour, don't @ me)]
cover and cook for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring regularly to prevent sticking to the pan (this one really likes to stick, be careful!)
remove the bay leaves and season to taste just before serving


i first heard the song pouring by alphabet city a year ago and it's still one of my favourite chiptune songs; it's so sad but at the same time so beautiful. the soundcloud account that posted it seems to be inactive and it's such a pity.



a photo of my dog


thank you again for your interest in this newsletter! i'd love to hear from you, reader. would you like to try the bolognese recipe? what song have you been enjoying recently? any other thoughts you'd like to share?


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