(Last week we announced that we would be awarding nineteen Honorable Mentions in our Braising Contest. All of these entrants will be receiving an Apartment Therapy T-Shirt. Over the next week or so we will now try to methodically and swiftly present them all to you with all the winning photos and recipes. Another cold week here in NYC: braise on!)

Betsy's Wine-Braised Lentils on Crostini

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Best Vegetarian Braise

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Betsy seemed to really enjoy her braising experience! She says: This weekend we made Wine Braised Lentils, and it was so fun (and tasty) to try something new! The recipe was from Vegetarian Suppers from Deborah Madison's Kitchen, but we found the recipe at Treehugger.com. The lentils and vegetables turned a nice winey red color, and we served them on little baguette slices, like bruschetta. We also put some crumbled goat cheese on top, though that's missing from the photo. I'd definitely recommend this recipe to others.

Go to Treehugger for the recipe!