Sunday, February 22, 2015

Eating For Your Future/Sunday's Soup

After I posted this recipe for Lentil Soup a few weeks ago, I received a message from Debbie of http://lilysageandco.blogspot.com/ As it turns out, Debbie is not only a gifted sewist, she's also a nutritionist. She told me about a soup recipe that she had made with lentils and she shared it with me...and now you :) You can see the original recipe HERE  I made a few changes to the recipe, so I'll post my version below.
Sweet Potato, Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 large onion diced
1 large clove of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon garam masala
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup red lentils
3 cups diced sweet potatoes and carrots
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and black pepper to taste

1. Heat oil and then saute onions garlic and spices until onions are transparent.
2. Add broth.
3. Add sweet potatoes, carrots, lentils and peanut butter. Cook until vegetables are tender.
4. Once vegetables are tender, puree the soup with a hand held blender.
Debbie recommends serving the soup with a dollop of yogurt and fresh coriander.

I thought the combination of the vegetables and the lentils was absolutely beautiful!
I was not able to get a fresh pumpkin and so I settled for the sweet potatoes and the carrots. And since I am not feeding children, and I love spice, I added the garam masala and the cayenne pepper. I posted a recipe for garma masal HERE.
The soup is quite flavorful and very satisfying. I actually made up a double batch as we are back in sub zero temperatures this week. I am going to want lots of soup!!!
If you enjoy lentil soup, give this one a try as it's a nice change especially with the addition of the peanut butter.
Thanks Debbie!!!

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  1. Oh yum! Cayenne pepper sounds like the perfect addition.

  2. is that 3 cups each of sweet potatoes and carrots or 3 cups total? Sounds delicious.

    1. 3 cups in total. I was afraid that it might not be clear. Thanks for asking.

  3. Does this ever sound wonderful! I have had such good luck with your soups, Rhonda. This one I must try.

  4. It looks yummy! In the last two weeks I've made two of your lentil soups!

  5. Soup is perfect food to keep you warm. I hope it warms up there soon.

    1. I think that once we get past this week, we should start moving toward some higher temps. When we have our first day above freezing, I think we are all going to be wearing shorts and t-shirts!!