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Saturday, January 10, 2009

January is National Soup Month

I hope everyone is having a wonderful new year so far. I got a newsletter from our church today along with some soup recipes and low and behold January is National Soup Month. There was a Curried Lentil Soup recipe that peeked my interest. I changed it a bit, cut the recipe in half, and have named it Curried Lentil Stew. It is thick and tasty. I just had a bowl and I bet you anything it would be fantastic over rice. Here we have it served it my VEGAN bowl courtesy of our sweet daughter. Thanks Brandie!

Curried Lentil Stew
1 1/2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 medium carrots, cut in 1/2 inch rounds
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/3 cup or 76 grams dried green lentils
1 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 cups of No-Chicken broth
5 ounces or 142 grams of frozen green beans
Add sweet potatoes, carrots, onion, green beans, and lentils to your 4 to 6 quart slow cooker.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add curry powder, cumin, salt, pepper, ginger root, and garlic, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, add the broth, mix, and add to the crock pot. Give it a good stir, pop on the lid, and visit in a couple hours to see how your lentils and veggies are doing. Mine took about 4 hours and I used my small crock pot.


LizNoVeggieGirl said...


aredcardigan said...

yay for soups! delish!

heeey where did you get that cool bowl???

aredcardigan said...

thank you so much for getting back to me...and so quickly too! much appreciated. hugs!

such a cool bowl! will definitely get it.

Sindy said...

A good excuse to make more soup!

Anonymous said...

It's very wise to chose January as the national soup month. I imagine it must be pretty cold in some places. At least here it is. And what can be better than lentil stew? Beautiful picture.

Ruby Red said...

I do love those bowls! I've seen them on VeggieGirl's blog before.

A stew that combines sweet potato, curry, and lentils? I hear a yes, yes, yes!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this soup sounds like exactly what I've been craving but haven't been able to put my finger on. I must make this, asap! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Anonymous said...

yummy! That looks terrific! The first song on by old blog is Somewhere over the rainbow by aselins omething or another, if you scroll down you can see the player and it will show you all teh names and titles:]

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

Thanks for the recipe, and I absolutely LOVE your bowl! Brandie rocks!

aredcardigan said...

hehe everyone is telling me how easy seitan is....can't i just self-invite to your place when you make them? lol

Thanks for the book tip. Will scan through it the next time I'm at Borders.

Bethany said...

I've been eyeing that bowl everytime I go to sidecar in seattle!

that soupd looks really good.

I didn't know it was the month of soup, but I must have sensed it - just like everybody else that is cranking it out lately. I made some this weekend.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I ddn't know it was national soup month... but that doesn't mean I haven't been celebrating anyway!

aTxVegn said...

Are you freezing, Sheree? I'm freezing down here and it's barely 30 degrees.

Thanks for a great looking soup recipe!