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CJ' Recipe

Lentil Soup 
 
Dec. 31, 2010 6:07 pm 
Updated: Jan. 9, 2011 4:28 pm
Soup is so comforting in the winter. This recipe is quite filling and taste satisfying. It is also very econmical.


Lentil Soup
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2 cup each: diced celery, carrot, red bell pepper, yellow onion and fennel bulb
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cups vegetable stock, packaged or home made
1 1/2 cups brown lentils
2 cups shredded savoy cabbage
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt
bay leaf
1 tablespoon each: dried parsley and dried chives


In a 4 quart pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add celery, carrot, bell pepper, and onion. Saute until celery and onion are clear, about 5 minutes. Add fennel bulb and garlic and saute an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Add stock and lentils. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, stirring occasionally, an additional 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Add water as liquid is absorbed. Add water at the end to give soup the consistency you like. Be sure to bring to a boil briefly to heat through. Serves 6 to 8 (at least) This soup freezes well
 
Comments
Dec. 31, 2010 10:16 pm
Soups on, eh CJ? Warms my tummy just reading your recipe:0 I would add chopped jalapenos to it and a squeeze of lime. Thank You and Happy New Year CJ.
 
Jan. 9, 2011 4:28 pm
Well I checked it out as you suggested! Looks pretty good but I am still skeptical LOL - (My MILS soup was really just terrible) but if I could halve the recipe I might give it a go! Thanks for sharing on my post.
 
 
 
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
 
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