I never thought lentils and mashed potatoes would go together, but was I wrong! This is some tasty stuff. I did cook the lentils with some minced carrot and celery and instead of draining the lentils I cooked the water out. This is just how I prefer my lentils, a little mushy. Otherwise followed recipe. It was so good. What was surprising to me was that the flavor was so meaty, almost like good stew or cottage pie. It's also versatile. I think I'll be messing with the flavors next time. This has officially made it into my regular rotation. Thank you for posting.