I love lentils and other wholesome grains like quinoa (I honestly do!). But I'm becoming a bit paranoid about them.
The last two packets of red lentils I have bought from Tesco have been full of weevils. At first I thought, I won't let these little critters bother me, so I just soaked the lentils and skimmed them off the surface before cooking. But the last lot I did - there were so many it took me over half an hour to get rid of them all. I really shouldn't have to do that!
I have become something of an expert on weevils now. The larvae hides inside the grain waiting to hatch out as soon as you have bought the packet and have it in your cupboard.
I decided on no more red lentils from Tesco. So I bought some from Lidl. And guess what, they are full of larvae waiting to pounce on me. (And don't think your pasta is safe either!)
Where can I buy lentils without weevils? It doesn't seem a lot to ask, but if I am going to make all these healthy cholesterol-lowering, diabetes-breaking recipes, I need pulses!