Saturday, November 14, 2009

Easy Lentil Soup

Our cooktop shorted out and the parts are on order, so in the meantime I have to cook with an oven, a microwave, and a rice cooker. Could be interesting. :-/ Made the lentil soup in the crock pot.


Small bag dry lentils, or half a large one
Two cups warmed broth (I had some skimmed from cooking country pork ribs for the family last night)
Quart or so of boiling water
One large onion, chopped
Large can diced tomatoes and juice
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and hot sauce to taste

Combine all ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for about two hours. Done.

Verdict--Excellent. I think the pork broth adds quite a bit to it, but it would be okay with just water, and of course a veggie stock would be nice, too. :-)


Breakfast--Oatmeal cooked with an apple and toasted pecans

Lunch--Lentil soup, smoothie of frozen strawberries, kale, banana, and flax seed meal

Snack--Half ounce of mixed nuts in my purse, pear

Supper--Cup of canned beets; cup of fresh steamed broccoli with half a baked potato cubed into it and a tablespoon of creamy cucumber dressing (30 calories, 25 from fat, I think); red leaf lettuce salad with green onion and three sliced olive bar olives and a teaspoon or so of Asian ginger dressing, plus two ounces of rotisserie chicken breast on top

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