Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

No gluten, no animal products, no crap, Hooray! Word on the street is it is going to snow tomorrow in Colorado, so for all you people living in cold places, or heck, even warm places, here is one of my favorite soup recipes! This winter favorite is filled with hearty, delicious fresh ingredients!  Freeze any left overs for that unexpected snow day (if you are able to resist devouring the whole pot)

1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
7 cups vegetable broth
1 cup lentils

Heat oil in a large pot. Add the onion, constantly stir until onions are softened. Stir in the tomatoes, ginger and spices and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes, broth and lentils. Bring to a boil over high heat. When boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 35 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft enough to easily poke with a fork. 

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