Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Yummy Lentil Stew

I've had an episode of Get Fresh with Sara Snow recorded since December. She made a lentil stew on it that sounded delish. I finally made it tonight. I sounded like it would be big enough to have for dinner and throw the leftovers in the freezer for after Baby T is born. It was! Well, it might not have been if the kidlets hadn't had a friend over. They were more interested in playing than eating tonight, but that's okay. It was really yummy. It cooked so long that the lentils fell apart and made it creamy. It was an awesome comfort food that was healthy! Even dh (the self avowed soup/stew hater) said he liked it which is good because it's going to be made again! Here's how I made it.

2 C red lentils
8 C water
2 tbsp "chicken" broth powder
several kombu strips
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp thyme
1/2 tbsp oregano
bay leaf
1 large can of diced tomatoes

Chop all the vegetables. Mix lentils, water, broth powder, potatoes, celery, carrots, kombu, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 30 minutes. Add spices, zucchini, and tomatoes and simmer for another 15 minutes or until lentils have broken down and veggies are tender. Remove bay leaf and enjoy!

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