Lentil Soup – The Joy of Cooking

The very first cookbook my husband and I bought together was the Joy of Cooking, pictured below.

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This is our actual book. We’ve had it for about 7 years now. It’s moved with us to three different cities (soon four), and two countries. Despite that, I wasn’t much of a cook before we went vegan. I have only made a handful of the recipes in this book. A lot of the recipes are not vegan, but some of them can be made vegan. Of the recipes we have tried all of them have been excellent.

Today I made lentil soup, since we ran out of black bean soup and we had some dry lentils in the cupboard.

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Ingredients! Mostly fresh ingredients. Greek yogurt tub has lentils in it.

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I love the smell of carrot, onion, celery and garlic cooking in olive oil.

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I was a little short on lentils.

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Has to simmer for 35-45 minutes. I let it simmer for 40 minutes.

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After simmering, the final steps include adding spinach and some seasoning.

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And that was my lunch today! Normally the soup is a little heartier than pictured but I did not have enough lentils. It was still really tasty though.

Lentils are a really great source of protein and are also REALLY cheap. This meal is cheap y’all. Great winter staple. Going vegan does not have to be expensive.

Recipe source:

Joy of Cooking

 

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