Monday, January 16, 2012

Lentil Soup


I have a wonderful warm comforting healthy recipe for you today...
It's cold and the snow is supposed to hit tonight and I needed something warm, healthy and comforting to make me feel better about the dreaded snow coming my way! Growing up my mom made lentil soup and I always loved it. Here's my spin on an old recipe....

Green Lentil Soup

1 cup rinsed Green Lentils                                   
3 carrots chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 lrg onion chopped
1-2 stalks celery chopped
1/2 a cup Crimini mushrooms chopped
1 lrg bay leaf
1 tsp dried Thyme
a couple pinches to a 1/2 tsp Marjoram
1/2 tsp Herbs d Province
salt and pepper
3 cups chx or veggie stock
3 cups water
1 handful of spinach chopped
fresh Italian parsley

Saute onions, mushrooms, celery until nice and soft 7-10 mins add in garlic and carrots saute a few mins more. Then add in next 7 ingredients, saving the spinach and italian parsley for last, cover and simmer for 45mins to 1 hr. Then toss in your chopped spinach let simmer while you get your bread ready or while your pouring your glass of wine. Then dish up, sprinkle on some Italian Parsley. 

Remember this recipe isn't written in stone. If you want more or less of something, do it. If you want to add something that isn't in the recipe, do it. It's all interpretation and what you like. 

Sherice ox

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