#SundaySupper Lentil Soup with Spinach

Today was in the 50′s, cold, breezy and cloudy. The sun did try to peak a few times through the ominous clouds, but it didn’t happen to much. I’m a little disappointed that fall is trying to say farewell already. It’s my favorite season. The crispness after a long hot summer, the beautiful colors of Mother Nature…sigh…and now the leaves are dying and crackling on the ground.

Even though the weather is changing – I never miss a moment to take the kids “hiking.” Or really a walk through the woods. There is something about the scent of the leaves and trees that gets me every time.

There is just so much to enjoy and learn.

A lot of times, the children and I leave the house and go to the farm up the road to say hello to the horses. Too bad the horses have no clue, but we say “Good Morning” daily to them. We also look at trains and airplanes and some times even stop to watch the boats go by. The outside world is amazing. But today, on this cold day, we passed our local park and my son asked to go “hiking.” I explained that it was too cold to hike but he wasn’t having it. After much debate in my own mind, I decided to go. I turned around and picked up my husband and we made a family trip. It was beautiful walking over the big bridge and waiting for boats, sure…but it was also so windy and chilly I begged them to go back! There was nothing more perfect to end our trip then to walk into the house to the crock pot lentil soup.

This week, Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen, is hosting our #SundaySupper. She picked a great theme, Dishes that Keep You Warm and it ended our day perfectly. I need that. I needed to smell a delicious pot of soup waiting for us and to feel the warmth. Thank you Susan for making my day ;)

This recipe isn’t mine either. You know when you go to a friend’s house and they make something sooo good you want to have the recipe? It’s that kind of thing. I eat it every winter and it definitely warms my soul!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 onions: chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery: cleaned and chopped
  • 2 carrots: peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic: minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lemon: zest (grated)
  • 1 potato: peeled and diced
  • 6 cups organic vegetable stock
  • 1 cup fresh spinach: chopped
  • 1 lemon: juiced

Recipe:

Step 1: Rinse lentils under cold water and set aside

Step 2: In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, celery and carrots and cook until soft about 5-7 minutes.

Step 3: Add garlic, cumin and lemon zest and cook for another minute

Step 4: Put int stoneware. Add lentils, potato and stock

Step 6: Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or high for 4 to 6 hours

Step 7: Add spinach and lemon juice. Cook for additional 30 minutes on high

Serve to all your friends and family to warm their souls too!

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34 comments

  1. Renee says:

    I also get sad when fall starts and the leaves drop from the trees and the beautiful green gives way to grey and brown. Nice soup to warm up on those chilly days. Spinach is a great addition.

  2. Lyn @LovelyPantry says:

    I like the addition of spinach at the end. This soup is perfect for a chilly day, to warm the soul. I love that you used a slow cooker. I’ll save this as I work on reviving my slow cooker. Happy Sunday Supper!

  3. Bea says:

    Every day is a great day fora hike :) We also enjoy the woods a lot and takeout kds hiking. Such fun – and it is perfect to come home to a nice bowl of warming soup. Very much enjoyed your pictures and the soup loos super yummy :)

  4. Laura Hunter says:

    Sadly Autumn has already said good bye and Winter is in full swing here. I was hoping for a longer Autumn season but I am glad to see the cold weather hasn’t scared you away from enjoying the outdoors with your cute family.

  5. Sarah says:

    What a hearty soup for cold day to warm you up. It’s so nice that you take daily walks with your kids. I try to take my son out on the weekends. Your scenery is gorgeous. It must be nice to be by the water and a farm. Double bonus!

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