Spring Soup

I’ve been going against doctors orders to have my wisdom teeth taken out due to the countless horror stories from friends (thanks guys)!

Until a few days ago, when I had all four yanked out. It was a walk in the park dream in la la land, I can honestly tell you I don’t remember a thing. While I was waking up from the anesthesia, all I was concerned about was wither or not I could eat cupcakes. Or so I was told.

Its been a few days, and no I have not had a single bite of a cupcake. However, before my surgery I made a lentil soup and I wanted to share my recipe.

Lentil soup

Lentil Soup
1 package Italian sausage (sweet, mild or spicy)
1 tsp. olive oil
1 cup (medium size) white onion, diced
1 cup parsley, chopped
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup celery, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
½ of (12 oz) jar roasted red bell peppers, roughly chopped
1½ cups green or brown lentils
4 cups water
salt and pepper
2 cans (14 oz.) vegetable broth
1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes with garlic & oregano
2 bay leaves

1. Heat large stock pot over medium-low heat, meanwhile remove casings from sausage and add to pot. Once browned add; oil, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
2. Add roasted peppers, lentils, water, salt and pepper, broth, parsley and bay leaves to the meat and vegetables in the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
3. Cook for 1½ to 2 hours or until lentils are soft. Serve with French bread!


Sushicookie said...

OH man that looks so yummy! I had my wisdom pulled out this past winter. Two at a time because they were impacted. And they didn't put me under, just numbed it and yanked em out. (which really wasn't that bad!)
And.. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

LindsB said...

Love lentils- I don't eat meat so they are a great source of protein for me! Happy weekend!

anniebakes said...

This looks really good! Good luck recuperating with your lack of wisdom teeth! happy sits saturday sharefest! anne