So, this is a random detour from my usual posts about writing, but a few days ago I got into a fun conversation on Twitter with Elizabeth Flora Ross and Jessica Sinsheimer about soup! Jessica tweeted about having a soup swap in Brooklyn, I lamented about not living in Brooklyn, and thus the conversation began. Jessica kindly offered to let us steal her idea and do an internet soup swap instead. Go visit Elizabeth's blog if you want to join in on the swapping fun!
Here is my recipe for Vegan Lentil Soup, from http://www.eat-yourself-skinny.com/, and adapted from Alicia Silverstone's vegetarian cookbook. This is one of the most delicious soups I have ever tasted! I am not vegan, just vegetarian, but I still love it. The seasoning is amazing.
Tbsp safflower oil (I use olive oil)
1 medium onion, diced
2 small tomatoes, diced
1 tsp fresh
ginger, minced (I use dry ginger and it's fine)
1 1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Pinch of sea salt
2-3 medium sweet
potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
7 cups vegetable broth
1 cup brown
1 cup baby spinach or kale
a large pot, heat oil over medium heat and saute onion for about 2 minutes,
until soft. Stir in tomatoes and ginger, cooking an addition 3 minutes. Stir in
turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne and salt and cook for 2 minutes,
tasting to make sure its to your liking. Next add the sweet potatoes, broth and
lentils. Bring soup to a boil then reduce heat and cover, allowing to simmer
for about 30 minutes. Then add spinach (or kale) and simmer for an additional
10 minutes. Enjoy!
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! Eat some good soup and stay warm!