Lentil Soup

This recipe is adapted from https://cookieandkate.com/best-lentil-soup-recipe/


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 carrot, peel and cut into half circles
  • Just under 1 Tablespoon of spice blend (1/2 tsp garlic, 1/4 dried thyme, 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp cumin)
  • 1 can (15oz size) diced tomatoes (we used no salt added but any type is fine)
  • 1/2 cup brown lentils, spread on a plate to check for rocks or debris, rinse before use
  • 2.5 cups water (add more water at the end to create thinned soup, or eat as thick stew)
  • additional salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (add more to increase heat)
  • 1/2 cup fresh kale cut out the rough stems and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1  tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Prep Lentils: Lentils: spread 1/2 cup lentil on a plate pick out debris and rocks if any, rinse.
  2. Prep Veggie: Cut small 1/2 onion. Peel and wash carrot and cut into half circles. Wash Kale thoroughly, cut out stems and chop leaves into bite sized pieces.
  3. Get lemon juice. Cut lemon in half. Wrap and save one half for something else in your refrigerator. Squeeze juice from the lemon into a cup. Set a aside.
  4. Measure just less than one Tablespoon of the spice blend. If there is more, it can be added later if you would like it to be stronger flavor.
  5. Open Tomato Can

Get cooking!

  1. In a pot on the stove over medium heat. Melt butter. Add onion and carrot. Cook till translucent. Note: the butter will color the onion yellow so it might not look clear.
  2. Add spice blend and pinch (or more) red pepper flakes. Let spices heat for just 30 seconds or so.
  3. Add water, then tomatoes, lentils, heat till hot then cook for 25 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  4. Add Kale and Lemon Juice, adjust salt level. Add a little more water to adjust to desired consistency. Cook for 5 minutes more, then serve.

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Cheesy Breadsticks


  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. Place breadsticks together on an oven safe pan.
  3. Using vegetable oil, peanut oil, olive oil, butter, or any cooking fat, brush the top of the breadsticks lightly. This will make them brown more. This step is optional.
  4. Put about 1/4 cup of cheese for each 2 breadsticks across top of breadsticks.
  5. Add a pinch or two of the paprika garlic blend across the cheese.
  6. Bake in the oven about 5-8 minutes till cheese is just starting to brown and bubble.
  7. Cool slighty before eating. Serve with pizza sauce or a dressing like ranch if you prefer.