Now that we're pretty settled in Toronto, we're trying to cook more. I'm pretty excited to add more recipes to our super limited repertoire. Something that I've been making recently is lentil soup. I feel great drinking/eating it. It's a great source of fiber and it's delicious.
I usually make a big batch so I can easily heat it up for lunch. It's pretty easy to make! All you need are:
- Red lentils
- Bacon (bonus!)
From there, prep all your veggies. I usually just dice them with a knife. For 3 cups of lentils, I usually do 1 onion, 2 carrots and 4 stalks of celery. Just eyeball it :)
Once everything is ready, I put a pot on medium heat, add the garlic and the onions. When the onions are turning translucent, I add the carrots and celery. I leave it be until the carrots are softening a bit.
Then the lentils! I toss them in with about 4 cups of water to ever 1 cup of lentils. I season with salt and pepper until it feels right. If I have bacon bits lying around, I add some in there too for some extra goodness.
Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer for about 20-30 minutes. By the end, the lentils have broken down and turned yellow. Give her a good stir and enjoy!