Lazy Lasagna Soup

Folks, it doesn’t get much easier (or should I say lazier) than this.  Literally, all of the ingredients go into a soup pot right from the start.  This would be a great recipe to teach your kids how to make on their own.  Keep the greens aside and add at the very end just prior to serving.  This is very tasty soup, yet the flavor is not as intense as you might think it would be.   Total comfort food at its best.  Keep this soup vegan or garnish with some grated parmesan cheese to bring it up to the next level.

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Lentil Taco Salad

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If there’s one type of food I can never get enough of, it’s anything that calls to the name of Taco or Burrito.  Always so delicious and comforting.  I think I could eat it every day.  As part of my Vegan Summer 2016, this meal is no exception.  The main event in this recipe is the Lentil Taco mixture.   In this variation made it into a salad bowl but you can also use it for burritos or tacos.  Non-vegans can add grated cheese and sour cream.

Note: When I started cooking the Taco Lentil mixture, it came to mind that I could have easily put all of the ingredients into my slow cooker instead of doing it stove top.  The recipe below is for stove top. Next time, I will definitely give it a whirl in my slow cooker (6-8 hours on low). Continue reading

Moroccan Lentil Vegetable Soup

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It’s mid-May and there’s (still) a chill in the air.  When I made this soup I wanted something to warm me up.  You may not need warming by the time you read this post but if you do, may I suggest a warm slurp of flavor!

This brothy soup recipe is similar to my Hearty Lentil Soup but the flavour is distinctly different yet subtle and delicate.  Cinnamon is the star here and the aroma is heavenly.  One bonus is that this soup makes a lot so I ended up freezing the bulk of it.  Continue reading

Lentil Quinoa Salad

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This is a great summer salad. Tastes great the next day.  Pack it in your lunch for a very healthy meal.  Your co-workers will be wanting to trade when they see what you have.

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Parsley, Zucchini, Basil, Olive Oil, Cooked Lentils, Carrots, Cucumber, Cooked Quinoa, Peppers, Lemon Juice.

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Mix all the ingredients together.  Add Salt to taste (I added 1/2 tsp salt).   I used about 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice.  Add more if you like.  Adjust the taste to your liking.

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