Thursday, September 29, 2011

RED Lentil Soup

RED Lentil Soup


28oz can diced tomatoes
4 cups broth
1 cup red lentils
1 onion, diced
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3-4 medium carrots, sliced
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
4 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp minced ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups spinach (optional as it ruins the RED!)

Combine all the ingredients except the spinach in the slow cooker.  Cook on low 8-10 hours.  Add the spinach for the last 30 minutes. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Carrots Braised in Butter

Carrots Braised in Butter
from Mastering the Art of French Cooking

1 1/2 lbs carrots, peeled and quartered
1 T sugar (to develop the flavor)
1 1/2 c water
1 1/2 T butter
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of pepper
Combine carrots, sugar, water, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan, bring to a boil. Cover and boil slowly for 30-40 minutes or until the carrots are tender and most of the water has evaporated. Correct the seasoning.