In Bible lands lentils have been an important food for centuries. They can grow in very poor soil. Lentils are small and resemble a pea. They are hearty and nutritious.
Today, as part of our lesson, and in preparation for our Sabbath Potluck at church tomorrow, Harmony and I made homemade lentil stew.
Here's how we did it:
|We used Green Lentils, |
and fresh lemon juice makes all the difference!
2 T Olive Oil
1 Large Onion, chopped
1 Head Garlic, minced
4 Stalks Celery, chopped
2 Carrots, peeled and chopped
6 cups Water
4 packets George Washington's Golden Broth
1 15oz. can Petite Diced Tomatoes
2 T Cumin
2 Lemons, juiced
*The ingredients in italics are not authentic, but this is how we like it.
Heat the olive oil in a large soup pan. Add onion, garlic, celery and carrot. Cook on medium high heat until they start to soften.
Add some salt and the cumin. Cook until vegetables are tender.
Add the water, GW Golden Broth, and the can of tomatoes. Let simmer for about 45 minutes.
Add the juice of the two lemons and season to taste with salt and pepper just before serving.