And said cod is tasteless because you're trying too hard to eat clean. Expending a few calories to create a delicious sauce or breading and just controlling your calories elsewhere will make it so much less painful.
subscribing to this thread. I mostly approaching wine from a food perspective (avid home cook, mostly vegetarian). I have a basic palate (I know how to identify tastes, basic grapes, etc) but I'm not sure how to take "the next step" as it were. I'm mostly going out, keeping track of what i drink and what i like about it, trying to pair that with what i'm eating.
One thing i learned from Madhur Jeffrey is that you can actually bloom the spices in oil seperately to the lentils (which you cook with aromatics) and then pour in at the end and it makes it much more flavorful. I'd give that a try if you're feeling like changing it up
I like this one personally. The gremolata makes it taste pretty light. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/10/easy-lentil-soup-parsley-garlic-lemon-gremolata-recipe.html. Make sure you use good lentils de puy.