Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Yay! Recipe time! I really love posting recipes, probably because I really love food. Lol.
It's beginning to get colder and colder out here in Canada and we Canadians love nothing more then piping hot comfort food when we get home from work while the snow is whistling and blowing outside - gotta keep our tummies warm after shoveling our - what seems to be like mile long - driveways.
So here is a nice and healthy comforting soup recipe for you guys to try out.
Now, it's another one by Ricardo Larrivee! I swear I don't just go automatically to him...I guess I am just attracted to his style of food more then anything. But there will be more from different chefs in the coming days and weeks and months ~ so on and so forth. Lol.
Bon Appetit!

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentils and vegetables team up to make a deliciously filling soup.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

2 carrots, sliced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 onion, chopped {I'll pass on this, lol}
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 cups chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes (14oz)
1 cup red lentils
2 bay leaves
1 sprig fresh thyme
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Red wine vinegar to taste
Olive oil to taste
Salt and pepper

In a saucepan over medium heat, soften the vegetables with the cumin in the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the broth, tomatoes, lentils, bay leaves and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables and lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. In a blender, puree until smooth. Add more broth if necessary. Add the parsley. Adjust the seasoning. Drizzle each serving with vinegar and oil.

Sounds very hearty and yummy! You can add to it if you'd like of course. Such as barley or potatoes or any other vegetable your heart desires.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!


(Source: Food Network Canada)

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