Lets Warm Up With : Lentil Soup.

Well I’m on day 3 of our Snovember. Which means 3 snow days in a row. Not complaining. Thankfully I am not stranded in Buffalo or the surrounding areas. It’s crazy to think that 15 minutes away there is over 5 feet of snow, we have gotten 12 inches of snow since Monday where I am. It’s like being stuck though, we can’t leave our town because, every way out is closed. Good Fun.
The farthest I have to drive is around the corner to cook dinner. Plus my parents have a hot tub. So when it starts to snow more thats where I’ll be.  Now on this chilly chilly day I plan to warm up with soup. Not a personal favorite, I have never had lentils, nor do I plan on eating them again. However, you’ll see that I cook lots of things I know I won’t like at all, but I do it for the ones I love.
Onto the Soup
Lentil Soup.
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Ingredients
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large clove shallot, chopped
  • 2 cups dry green lentils (rinsed)
  • 8 cups Vegetable stock
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme( I used ground thyme)

Add in 15 Minutes Before Cooking Time Ends:

  • 1 bag of frozen Swiss Chard.
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

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Directions:

1. You can chop up the veggies, or throw them into a processor. I used mine, like the recipie said, but i’m sure cutting them into small pieces would work fine. ( Carrots & Celery) Empty the processor and throw in the ( Onions, Garlic & Shallot)

2. Place chopped carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and shallot into crockpot along with lentils, vegetable stock, canned tomatoes, bay leaf and dried thyme.

3. Cover with lid and set cooking time (4 Hours on HIGH OR 8 Hours on LOW)

4. When cooking time is up, add in swiss chard (or spinach), red wine vinegar, Kosher salt, black pepper, and ground cumin.

5. Place lid back on and let sit for fifteen minutes before serving.
Adapted From : Every Day Maven

Enjoy!

xx Jo

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