Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Soup and sick since Sunday

I made my first soup of the season! One of my favorite thing about that chill hitting the air is that I can bring out the pot and start throwing together some soups!
Unfortunately, this sudden change to soup must have confused my body and cursed myself. See, I eat a lot of soup when I am sick and once I made soup my body must have thought it was supposed to be sick, so here I am: sniffing and sneezing while drinking tea by the gallon.
Anyway, it's just a cold so I will survive.

The first soup of the season was Curried Lentil Soup, which was quick and easy to throw together. That's the way I like it... especially when it turns out to be yummy as well.

2 tablespoon veg. oil
2 cups chopped onion
4 cloves minced garlic
3/4 cup dried lentils
1 can garbanzo beans
3 3/4 cup water
1 can veg or chicken broth
1 tablespoon peeled grated ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tspn. coriander
1/2 tspn. dried crushed red pepper
1/2 tspn. curry powder
1 cup seeded, chopped tomato
1/4 tspn. salt
1/2 cup nonfat sour cream

Basically you just saute the onion and garlic in the oil until they are nice and tender (about 5 minutes). Then add the lentils and ingredients through the curry powder. I used dried ginger because that's what I had. In general I cut the size in half for dried instead of fresh, but that still seemed like a lot, so I didn't use that much. I also took it easy with the red pepper because I was a little scared. Anyway - bring all that to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and let her do her thing for about 25-35 minutes until the lentils are tender.
Next, stir in the tomatoes and salt.
Dish it out into some bowls and top with a dollop of Daisy.
There you go! Enjoy!

2 comments:

MMHONEY said...

WELL DO TELL - ALL OF THESE YEARS I THOUGHT ONE ATE CHICKEN SOUP WHEN ONE WAS FEELING UNDER THE WEATHER. I MUST BE A LITTLE BEHIND TIME ! ! !
RIGHT???????

I am Megan said...

Yes, I do agree, chicken soup is more the norm when feeling sick. But soup is soup, none the less.