Friday, November 27, 2009

Vegan Spicy Lentil Stew/Soup

• 1 tsp vegetable oil
• 1 onion, diced
• 1 carrot sliced
• 1 slice celery
• 6 cups vegetable broth
• 1 cup dry lentils
• ½ a cup of brown rice
• 1/2 tsp pepper
• 1 tsp dried thyme
• 2 bay leaves
• dash salt
• 1 tbsp lemon juice
• Franks red hot (optional)


In a large pot, sautee the onions, celery and carrot in the vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes until onions turn clear.

Add the vegetable broth, lentils, rice, pepper, thyme, bay leaves and salt.
Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until lentils are soft, about 1-2 hours (rice takes a while). Stir in franks red hot or hot sauce if you want spicy. Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice before serving. Makes 4-6 servings of lentil soup.

Of coarse you should add or subtract if you like a certain taste! Best with pita!

One thing about making any soup or stew is the temp that your oven gets to. I dont have a gas stove so its harder for mt to get a standard temp. CHECK! If it looks like you are running low on liquid add more veggie stock as you go.

Health Points
- Full serving of veggies in ever cup.
-lentils: (I cant say it any better than that)