10.20.2008

Warms Me



Before I soup swap, I gotta share a few snippets from the weekend that are filling me with warmth as the temps outside quickly decline...

zipup
Sibling accomplishments

duck goose
Giggling games of duck-duck-goose. Or is that "duck-goose" since there were only two players?

Xev
Frenchy love. This is my sweet neice, Xev. Isn't she precious?

pumpkin faces
Pumpkin faces

Pumpkin Kisses
Pumpkin kisses

Pumpkin Grey
Pumpkins in grey

Hot Cocoa
Hot cocoa

cuddles
Friendly cuddles

And....Soup!!! Has it really been 4 weeks since the last soup swap? I don't have pics, so you'll have to trust me that this soup is as pretty as it is delicious. And be sure to check out the other soup swappers for more yummy recipes (thanks again Jessica, for organizing)!

Lentil-Tomato Soup with Greens

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 c finely chopped carrots
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
1/2 tsp cumin (sometimes I omit this if I'm not in a cumin-y mood)
1/2 tsp curry powder
2 plum tomatoes, diced or 1 can (16oz) diced tomatoes
1 1/2 c red lentils, rinsed
1 spring fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried)
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
Handful of various greens (optional; chard, kale, arugula, spinach...whatever you got!)
Yogurt (optional)

Directions:
1. In large pot, heat oil on medium setting. Add onion and carrot; cook until softened about 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook about 2 minutes. Add cumin and curry powder; cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add tomatoes; cook about 5 minutes.

2. Add Lentils, thyme, chicken stock and water. Raise heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally about 20 minutes. Add greens and keep simmering until lentils are tender, about 10 more minutes. Remove from heat, salt to taste and let sit about 10 minutes. Swirl in a plop of yogurt if desired.

3. Watch Fall outside while cuddling warm soup bowl.
(this is yummy with a little plop of yogurt swirled in, too!)

Happy soup day!

6 comments:

Julie said...

Hey I wanted to try to make more soups this winter, so thanks for the recipe. Ryan isn't fond of soup, but I love it. I will check out your swapping friends.

Philigry said...

yum!
don't you just love weekends?!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Looks like a ton of fun for one weekend! happy Monday :)

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

I LOVE the shots of the pumpkin patch, cool colors!

I'm trying your soup, everything you cook sounds AMAZING.

Jessica said...

That photo from the pumpkin patch is stunning!!! This soup recipe sounds quite yummy...I was going between making tomato soup and lentil soup yesterday...If I had this recipe I would have certainly made it!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Jessica

Cate Bruce-Low said...

this soup sounds so good. perfect fall recipe.

xoxo, tribeca yummy mummy