Lentil and Kale Soup


Lentil and Kale Soup

One of my winter reading list books was Nicole Centeno’s book Soup Cleanse. Nicole owns a company called Splendid Spoon and although I haven't tried her home delivery service, I have tried her soup recipes and they are wonderful. The ingredients are simple but the flavor is big. My favorite so far is this very healthy and easy to make Lentil Kale Soup. Soups are an affordable way to feed a large bunch! At the end of the recipe I have also included my winter cookbook reading list. Do you have a favorite new cookbook? 

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 large carrots, diced
1 rib celery, small dice
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp Madras curry powder
3/4 Tsp cinnamon
1/2 pound red lentils, rinsed and drained
1/2 pound green lentils, rinsed and drained
2 quarts of water
2 cups thinly sliced kale leaves
2 tsp sea salt

Method: In a medium pot over medium heat, warm oil. Cook the onion, carrots, and celery stirring frequently for 10 min. Stir in garlic, pepper, curry, and cinnamon and cook for 1 min. Increase the heat to high and add lentils and water, bring to boil. Add the kale and reduce heat to low for 30 min. Stir in salt. 

I like to serve this with a warm baguette with butter or a little cheese.

Recipe credit: Nicole Centeno

Winter ReadingList

Soup Cleanse Cookbook: Embrace a Better Body and a Healthier You with the Weekly Soup PlanPoole's: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner
Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture
The Laws of Cooking: And How to Break Them

Other Books on my Winter List
The long journey home : the true story of Mary Draper Ingles, early pioneer of the Virginia Colony
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains