soup weather

I’ll admit it, I could eat soup in any weather…but today is gray and rainy and cold, and there’s simply no other choice but to make soup.  This is my go-to recipe…thick and satisfying, and full of good stuff.  The recipe is based on one in Norene Gilletz’s book, Meal-Lean-I-Yumm, but I dumbed it down because I’m too lazy to do it right.  Never had a complaint, though, and get asked for the recipe all the time. It’s quick, resoundingly healthy, and out-and-out delicious.

Couscous Soup:

Fill a dutch oven or large stockpot with water.

Add :

  • 1 bag red (or brown) lentils
  • 1 T. onion powder
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1/2 t. thyme
  • 1 T. basil
  • 4 large carrots
  • 1 stalk celery
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 zucchini, peeled and chunked

Bring all ingredients to a simmer until veggies and lentils are tender.  Puree with immersion blender or processor.  Then add

  • 1/2 cup couscous (we use whole wheat)

Adjust seasonings, and enjoy, preferably with fresh bread!

Stay warm…


2 Responses

  1. Hi Mama, Your soup sounds wonderful, especially after the grey rainy day we had yesterday. 🙂

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