The trouble with starting anything is starting so before enthralling visitors with more erudite posts, I'll start with a recipe. This recipe was a mainstay of my household's diet when I was at Uni and as it's basically comfort food, it will do for a first post. It's very basic student food and when served with a cold beer brings me back to my Uni days.
No Photos - it looks like every other chili out there.
1 Cn Brown Lentils
1 Cn Chopped Tomatoes
1 Clove Garlic
1 Small Onion
1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Chili (or to taste)
1 tsp Smokey Paprika
1 Bay Leaf
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Brown Onion and Garlic
Add Cumin, Paprika, Bay Leaf and Chili
Add Lentils (drained and washed) and Tomatoes
Lower heat to very slow simmer and simmer until sauce reduces almost to a paste
Add Oregano and simmer for a little longer
Take off heat and add cheese, stir through until completely melted.
Serve Chili over rice