Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lentil Soup

It's finally cooled down here in Midland, at least for a little while. It's been so hot that I've hated cooking, or eating, anything too hot. Yesterday it stayed pretty cool all day long and I decided to make Lentil Soup. The kids love it and it's so easy, plus it's good for you. It's full of fiber, protein and vegetables and it's low in fat. It was a nice, light meal accompanied with fresh cut fruit and breadsticks.


1 (16 oz.) package of lentils
5 cups water
4 carrots, cut
1 tbsp. onion salt
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 lb. polish or smoked sausage, sliced

1. Rinse lentils in water, then drain. Add 5 cups water to lentils in a large pan and bring to boil.

2. While lentils begin to boil, cut carrots and add to lentils in pan. Add sliced sausage, onion salt and garlic powder.

3. Once soup has reached a boil with all ingredients included, reduce heat to low/medium and simmer for 50-60 minutes.

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