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Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Lentil Soup with Fresh Cilantro

Sorry, no photo today. But trust me – this is a fabulous soup and if you like lentils, you’re going to LOVE It!

This recipe is from one of Lindsay Wagner's cookbooks. It is SO delicious, you won't know what hit you!

Here is Ms. Wagners description of the recipe, “In the high desert beyond Los Angeles is a small Benedictine monastery where the monks run a guesthouse. Carmin, who prepares food for monks and guest alike, makes this tasty and easy to prepare soup. The long cooking time makes it creamy.”

Ingredients:

11 cups of water
¼ tsp ground cumin
2 cups lentils, washed and cleaned
1 tsp salt
1 onion finely chopped
1/8 tsp pepper
2 tomatoes, diced
1 Tbls. Coarsely chopped cilantro

Directions:

Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the lentils, salt, onion, cumin, and pepper. Simmer, covered, for 2 ½ hours.

Add the tomatoes and cook, covered, for 30 minutes. Add the cilantro and cook for 15 additional minutes. Serve with warm torillas.

2 comments:

laura said...

yum!! i'll be trying it! :-)

Dgrub said...

Nice post on lentil soup. Cilantro indeed goes well with it. Here's a related (mine!) http://desigrub.com/2010/02/the-best-lentil-soup-with-or-without-a-crockpot/ for your reference. Let me know what you think.

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