Tag Archive | Lentils

Food For The Week 08/10/15

  1. Enchiladas and cucumber/avocado salad


2. Lentil Soup, Falafel, and Baba Ganoush




3. Eggplant Napoleans and Barley Risotto



Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

Recipe generally from here (http://www.food.com/recipe/shorbat-adas-middle-eastern-lentil-soup-287666)

  • 6-8 cups chicken broth (depends on how thick you like your soup)
  • 1 12 cups small red lentils
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (very fine if you dont plan on blending the soup)
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 34 teaspoon cumin
  • 1teaspoon turmeric
  • olive oil
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, saute onions and garlic in olive oil until softened
  2. Add the cumin and turmeric and stir together for ~30 seconds
  3. Add the broth (I use about 6 cups to start because I like thicker soup. If its looking too thick towards the end of the cooking process I’ll add a little more to get the thickness where I like it.
  4. Stir in the lentils, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer for ~20-30 minutes (sometimes the cooking time will vary, but the lentils should be very very soft.
  5. Before serving I usually mix it up with my immersion blender. You can do the same in a regular blender if you want (it just always ends in a disastrous explosion for me so I like the immersion blender). If you shop the onion fine enough in the beginning, you can get away without blending it.
  6. Some restaurants serve this with good olive oil drizzled on top, I usually forget.

Food For The Week 06/15/15

1. The Chew Angel Hair Zucchini and Mint (sub yellow squash), Roasted brussel sprouts or roasted broccoli, greek salad




2. The Chew Zucchini and Mint Salad, The Chew Baba Ganoush, Shorbat Adas (Lentil Soup)





3. Udon noodles and vegetables, Sweet potato avocado salad




4. Lentil Burgers and sweet potato fries