for dinner last night …

January 14, 2011

one of the meals on my meal plan for this week was a lentil soup that i’ve been wanting to try (french lentil and potato stew recipe from “feeding the whole family” cookbook).  i decided to fix it yesterday, since we were needing to eliminate some foods to see if there were some triggers causing my sweet girl to have a tummy ache in recent days.  we ate “clean” all day, which felt great, and really enjoyed this dinner last night! i was thrilled when maddie wanted seconds … a success!

the flavors in this soup were wonderful, vibrant and almost sweet/spicy. and it was extremely frugal … made mostly with ingredients i had on hand. i prepared a loaf of gluten free bread on the side, inspired by shawnna’s recipe but modified by adding mashed bananas in place of pumpkin, as well as using a mix of brown rice, and other gluten free flours (instead of just brown rice flour). it tasted wonderful, buttered with a little honey!


2 Responses to “for dinner last night …”

  1. jani Says:

    Ok, so where’s the Lentil recipe?? 🙂

  2. home2learn Says:

    here it is, jani: =) (from “feeding the whole family cookbook”)

    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 onion, chopped
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1 tsp ground ginger
    1/4 tsp cayenne
    1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 tsp turmeric
    1/8 tsp pepper
    1/4 tsp allspice
    2 red potatoes, cubed
    1 parsnip, sliced
    1 stalk celery
    1 carrot, chopped
    1 cup french lentils
    4 cups water or chicken stock
    1 tsp real salt

    melt olive oil in pot on medium heat; add onion and saute til soft. add all spices and saute a few more minutes.

    add potatoes, parsnip, celery, carrot, lentils and water. bring soup to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 50+ minutes. when lentils are creamy, stir in salt. can serve w/dollop of yogurt – i sprinkled w/grated cheese.

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