Whether it's the cold wind blowing from the north this week or the absence of my old friend summer, I'm finding comfort in lentils! Lentils are so rewarding yet easy to make by simply sautéing vegetables then adding lentils and stock. I’m featuring two lentil recipes today - a side dish and a soup - both created by super-chefs and inspired by lands of the Mediterranean and Middle East. Keep these in mind for your next Meatless Monday or a great remedy for the post-holiday "I've eaten too much turkey" blues. Enjoy!