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Soul Food: Lent's Rewards

There are some dishes that just work so well . The addition of a few smoked Auricchio Provolone cubes, blew this dish off the charts. Perfect for  winter evenings,  or cooler days ,when your soul craves some downtime, tranquil reflection.

Stewed Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Smoked Auricchio Provolone 

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew with Smoked Provolone
Preparation Notes 
I blanched the sweet potatoes  then pan fried then with some thyme, EVOO and a bit of butter.  Then mixed with lentils, and provolone. Drizzle with raw EVOO to finish the dish . Served with whole wheat frese.

Thanks to my friends at Cosmo Alex,  Most of the ingredients were purchased at the their store in Mamaroneck, NY.

Cosmo Alex Mamaroneck 
Friselle  - Learn about the tradition
Freselle - Site in Italian 
Auricchio Provolone 



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