MAKES 2 SERVINGS
1/2 cup red lentils
3 bouillon cubes
1 Tbsp. dried minced onion
1 Tbsp. oregano 1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 red bell pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 small carrot, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 lemon parsley, for serving (optional)
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