This is the first Veganomicon recipe that didn't thrill me. The recipe tip said small green lentils would work better because brown lentils get mushy. I should have stuck with brown--I like mushy lentils. The lentils were supposed to get tender and absorb the broth after 25 minutes; after more than an hour, mine were still a little too firm for me. But by that point I'd hungrily watched my husband heat the oven, cook a frozen pizza for himself, and eat it, so I was tired of waiting for the lentils to get more tender.
The flavor was OK. Not bad. Not great. Just OK. But since I really like mushy lentils, the firm texture ruined it for me. Still, I probably wouldn't make this again, even using brown lentils. A disappointing dinner!