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Orange and Lentil Soup

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Ok, guys.  It has been awhile since I’ve posted.  Christmas has come and gone and there is probably a good foot and a half of snow in my backyard…which makes me want to be warm.  What better way to warm up than with a yummy soup.  This recipe I found on Allrecipe.com.  As you know I had to make a couple modifications to make it healthier.  Here is my version:

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons organic cold pressed coconut oil
  • 1 organic onion, diced
  • 2/3 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup organic orange juice (about 2 oranges in juicer)
  • 1 organic stalk of celery, chopped
  • 1 organic carrot, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic dried thyme
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups organic chicken broth, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon of ginger juice (grate root on a medium cheese grater and squeeze the juice out of the grated root)

Directions

  1. In a pot over medium heat, cook onions in oil until softened. Stir in lentils, orange juice , celery, carrot, bay leaf, thyme, ginger juice, pepper and half the chicken broth and simmer 40 minutes, until lentils are tender.
  2. Puree in a blender or food processor. Return to the pot, stir in remaining chicken broth and heat through.

Makes about 4 servings.  I paired it with organic sourdough bread.  Oh My!  It was so yummy!  Sharing it makes me want to go make more.  Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

 

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One response to “Orange and Lentil Soup

  1. Pingback: Spicy Lentil Carrot Soup « jittery cook

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