Katie asked me to post my lentil soup recipe. The one I make on New Year’s Day is made with brown lentils and whatever is in my fridge. Nothing to write home about at all. However I do have an amazing red lentil soup recipe that I got from my dad. It is ridiculously good and easy to make. Everybody around here loves this soup, most of all me. I can throw it all together in a few minutes, put it in on the stove, forget about it, and it is ready in no time.
Yummy Red Lentil Soup:
1 1/2 cups dried red lentils
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup diced ham (i use whatever left-overs I have… ham or spicy italian sausage. you don’t need a lot)
3 cup water
2 cups chicken stock
1 tsp salt
Wash and sort lentils. Heat oil in a large pot over a medium high heat. Sauté garlic, onions and bay leaf in oil. Stir in ham or sausage. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently for 10 minutes. Stir in lentils and remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling, reduce and heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf. 4-6 servings.
Here is another recipe because we all can’t be good and eating lentils all the time. My best friend Magda proved why she is my best friend with this recipe. She passed it on to me the last time we talked. It involves an Eatmore Chocolate bar and nothing else. Don’t let that put you off, it’s soooo good. A perfect quick and yummy dessert. Sosi loved these and named them “Madames”, which seems a little fancy for a dessert made from a second rate candy bar that not many people seem to like, but it strangely suits them.
Cut 1 Eatmore ( i think these are only available in Canada…) into about 6 or 7 little squares. Place them fairly far apart on a parchment lined baking sheet and heat in a 350 degree stove for about 10 minutes. Once they have melted down into bubbling thin waffer-like circles, they’re done. Let cool, and enjoy!
I just finished this custom piece for a sweet little Lily in Vancouver. So happy to be back working with fabric. Hope to do some more real soon.