I was wandering around Julia's Here be Hippogriffs today when I noted her lentil soup recipe. It had several ingredients I either didn't have or wouldn't use (such as andouille sausage), but it made me think of making one myself. I did, we liked it, here's the recipe:
1 1/2 cups lentils
5 c chicken stock (which I happen to still have from the States, next time I might try either water or my frozen, a bit concentrated, chicken soup)
1/2 cup chopped carrots (I used 1 cup)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup diced onion (didn't use)
2 t thyme- wouldn't have thought of it, liked it very much
quite a bit of Cajun seasoning, which is mainly garlic, paprika, onion, salt. and a bit of Cayenne
salt to taste
In a saucepan, place the stock and lentils. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer for 20 minutes. Add other ingredients, simmer for 20-30 minutes.
A very easy and tasty recipe, as well as healthy and fast. Made enough for lots.