May 022016
 

Slow Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast, cut into small chunks
  • 1 16oz bag of lentils, rinsed (I used green lentils but you can use whichever type you prefer)
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 C vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients, minus the lemon juice and parsley, to your slow cooker. Mix well, Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. See notes for tips on slow cooking lentils.
  2. Once the soup is done cooking, mix in the fresh lemon juice. Ladle into bowls or serve over rice. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Notes

If your slow cooker runs hot, you will not need to cook for the full 8-10 hours. If your slow cooker does not run hot, you will probably need to cook for the full 8-10 hours. Try not to overcook as the lentils could get mushy if overcooked, especially green lentils. Brown lentils tend to hold up better. I used green and they turned out just fine.

To make this a vegan dish, omit the chicken.

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I found this recipe while I was looking for something to do with the bag of lentils that had been sitting in my cupboard for a while.  It’s wonderfully flavored and very filling. It’s a new favorite of mine.

 

Found at the excellent This Gal Cooks

  •  May 2, 2016
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I made italian dressing last night, because I was getting tired of just olive oil and balsamic vinegar on my salads. It turned out fantastic.  I used the recipe at http://www.pennilessparenting.com/2010/07/perfect-homemade-italian-dressing.html

I used rice vinegar, olive oil, and left out the water and honey. It’s probably the best dressing I’ve ever had.

  •  June 7, 2012
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We kinda fell of the wagon for a while, and stopped our diet and weigh ins.  This week we’ve started back up. I was at 275 at the start of the week, and am down to 271 as of last night. Our goal is to stick with this now until July 4th, go on another break while we’re on vacation in Florida, and a start back up again when we get back. My ultimate goal is 200 lbs. We’ll see if that can happen.

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The wife and I have started a new more focused diet, with the hopes of losing some much needed weight before we go to Disneyworld on vacation this summer.  I’m still nowhere near where I was at my heaviest, which was 317lbs, but I’m still quite a bit heavier than I want to be.   We started buckling down last Monday, and my progress has been pretty good so far. As of last night, I’ve lost 8.3 pounds, to put myself at, I believe (I’ll update this later, I can’t remember exactly.), 274. I would eventually like to get down close to 200, but my goal for this summer is 250.  If I’m able to keep up the pace I’m going, that will definitely not be a problem.  I’m going to attempt to update here every day on my progress.

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