January 11, 2011

Episode 1: Tasty Food

-works great for warming up on a really cold day, and makes a lot for leftovers.

Start with a bag of dried lentils-- you can find them easily at grocery stores either in the bulk section or bagged. Find the GREEN ones.
Take them home and dump them in a really big pot. Like HUGE.
Fill 1/3 of the pot with chicken broth (or veggie broth if you don't carnivore it up) and fill the rest of the way with water to about 3" from the top.
Turn the heat all the way up on the stove and boil that thing.
Chop up some carrots and chuck them in the pot. Add a bay leaf if you want to. Just be sure to fish it out before you dish the soup!
Continue to boil that pot.
After about 10 minutes, drop the heat to medium and cook it for 45 minutes.
Then add some oregano..I just sort of chuck it at the top of the pot and stir...
Add a can of diced Tomatoes. These are generally cheap as dirt.
Stir everything together...it should be pretty thick. The lentils are done when you pull some out of the pot and eat them, and they aren't crunchy anymore.
You can top this with Parmesan Cheese, and Sriracha Sauce (in my house, we call it Cock Sauce...due to the large rooster on the bottle). Be careful with the Cock Sauce though, its got a lot of fire power.

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