Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Esau's Lentil Soup

1 onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, sliced
3 carrots, sliced or shredded
1 large potato, cubed
1 medium yam, cubed
2 cups red lentils
1 handful chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Put all the ingredients in a large soup pot and add enough water to just cover.
Bring to a boil, then turn down to a light simmer.
Simmer 1-2 hours or till lentils have lost all their shape. Stir occasionally,
Add more water if necessary. You want it to be very thick, though.
Add salt and lots of pepper, if you like that.
Serve with a hearty wholegrain bread for a complete meal.

You don't have to give up your birthright to enjoy this wonderful soup. It's popular with people, too, so it's perfect for making up and giving away. And it freezes just fine.

This post is a part of the Nourishing Soups & Stews Carnival.


aneta said...

That sounds wonderful! I can smell it already! I'm going to make this for sure. Love the name!

vehementflame said...

Your post tickeld me pink:) I just mae a soup this week that I called "birthright pottage" This looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

A friend recently gave me some lentils, and I have all the other ingredients on hand, so I think I will go start a pot. Thanks!