Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lentil Soup

(The essentials)
 (The mingling of the celery, onions, carrots and garlic)
This recipe for lentil soup was inspired by my boyfriend's mom, Geri.  She makes a delicious bowl of lentil soup that is becoming our traditional meal after we search for the perfect Christmas tree.  

1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup of carrots, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups of dried lentils
6 cups of organic chicken broth
10 sprigs of fresh thyme
12 ounces of canned crushed tomatoes
Parmesan, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

Sautee the onions, carrots, celery and garlic until translucent.  Slowly add the chicken broth and then the lentils.  Add the thyme, crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper and cover with a lid until the lentils are tender to taste.  Add the parmesean and serve. 

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