During the past few winter months, I experimented with making quite an assortment of homemade soups, such as vegetable, barley and bean, minestrone & black bean. I prepared so many soups, that I would often bring the extra to work to share with my co-workers and friends. Top winner by far was the Spiced Vegan Lentil Soup featured on Cookie + Kate recipe blog. My personal lentil preference were “Trader Joe’s Small Whole Green Lentils.” The lentils are petite, take minimal time to cook and quite delicious.
With the warmer weather coming on, today was probably the last time I will make the soup until next winter. By the way, lentils are in the legume family and are a terrific source of prebiotics, healthy complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein and iron, plus an awesome whole-food and quite inexpensive. Below is the link to Cookie + Kate’s Spiced Vegan Lentil Soup recipe along with a beautiful photo from her blog. Click here for the cool blog: Cookie + Kate