Lentils and Greens Stew

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I thrive on soups and stews in the winter. This one is easy, hearty, and allows me to use whatever greens I can get my hands on. What you will need:

1 cup any color lentils, sorted and rinsed

1/2 cup bulgur

1 medium onion, diced

4 and 1/2 cups water

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 cups fresh greens (spinach, kale, chard, etc.)

1 tsp avocado oil

Juice from a fresh lemon (optional)

Bring water and lentils to boil in medium pot. Turn heat down to simmer, cover, and cook about 20 minutes, stirring every so often. Add bulgur, salt, and pepper and continue to cook, with occasional stir, until lentils are soft, about 15 minutes. Water can be added if needed. Remove pot from heat and, if using spinach, add spinach to wilt in the pot. Sauté the onion and other greens, if using, with avocado oil in a separate pan and then add to the stew. Stir everything and serve hot. For an extra kick, squeeze a little lemon juice on top. Yummers!

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