Traditionally, people tend to eat black eyed peas for good luck on New Year’s Day. I bucked that trend (and to be honest I don’t actually remember ever having eaten black eyed peas) and decided to make, for the very first time, lentil soup.
I’ve had great luck with recipes from Alton Brown’s kitchen so when I found this Lentil Soup one, I decided to give it a try.
All of the ingredients I used were organic, which the exception of the spices. And speaking of spices, I had to skip the ground Grains of Paradise as I could not find that spice at my local grocers. I will have to special order that spice for the next time I make this recipe. And there will be a next time.
This was super (or should I say ‘souper’) easy to make. And it didn’t take me as long as his recipe stated to prep. Probably just 15-20 minutes instead of thirty minutes. I sweated the vegetables a little longer than his recipe stated because I used my new crockpot and not a dutch oven.
Terry and I both had two bowls of the lentil soup for supper. Very good. We have enough left over to freeze and/or eat again later this week.
Happy New Year!