It is soup time!!!
This soup is SO flexible– I call it Gentle Lentil as it is easy on the system and stress free! LOL
Not only stress free, but gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free, corn free, soy free and it is also easy to make Vegan! woot woot! Best Part- it is a wonderful source of protein!
The other night we made a local happy grass raised ham for dinner and being the type who loves leftovers and soup – this little quick and easy soup is one of my Healthyfishies Favorites!!
Gentle Lentil Soup
16 oz. Green Lentils – or red – 2 cups, rinsed, cleaned and drained
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely minced or pressed
1 med. onion finely chopped
2 stalks celery or like my sister says 2 sticks of celery, diced or sliced small
3 carrots sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
8 to 10 cups water or broth – since we had a nice local grass fed happy ham a few nights before we used the stock from it plus 1 T. chicken base (gluten free), but you can use chicken broth, veggie broth or whatever you have on hand.
salt and pepper to taste
Add None, Any or All of the options (listed below) if you wish. Be creative!
Toss items into a nice stock pot, bring to a boil and simmer lovingly for an hour to an hour and a half. Stir ever so often, taste and enjoy!!
Spice and Herb Options
2 bay leafs (remove before serving)
1 T finely chopped parsley
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. oregano