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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Make Your Own: Tomato Curry Lentil Stew

In my on-going quest to expose my family to new and delicious healthy foods, I tested this recipe last week.  Baby A enjoyed this soup immensely---so did we! We had it for a few meals and ate wheat bread with olive oil as a side. Once day, I served a cup with a side salad. The three of us had never had curry and were a little hesitant but I am happy to say we all loved it.

ps-Want to elicit weird looks from your babysitter or mother-in-law? Feed your family this soup and live to tell about it:)


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry lentils
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 ounces stewed tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup chopped onion
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped, with leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Combine lentils and water, bring to a boil.
  2. Lower heat to simmer, add tomatoes, onion, and celery. Cover and let simmer 45 minutes. Check every 15 minutes to stir, and add water if necessary. Add spices last 15 minutes to taste. Taste and re-spice if necessary before serving.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 200 | Total Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 0mg

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