Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What's On The Stove?

This weather makes me want to break out the chopping block and
Cook Away! 
Today's recipe is one of my simple & healthy favorites!
Lentil Soup

For starters, the basic 4:
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed with flat side of the knife and coursely chopped
  • 2 celery stalk, chopped (I include the leaves for flavor)
  • 2 carrots, sliced
Get these things sauteing over med-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil.

While that is going, rinse your dry lentils and make sure there is no debris. After about 3-4 minutes, slowly add:
  • 1 carton of beef or chicken stock
  • 2 cups of water
  • lentels

Allow this to simmer (covered) on medium or just below for about 45 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

Lentils are the best vegetable source of iron and are high in fiber and protein and are on the low glycemic load index. Not to mention, easy on the wallet! There are so many things that can be done with lentils: in soups, salads and as a meat replacement in many meals.

I just tried something new! I went here to find out the nutritional data for this recipe! Pretty cool!

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