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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hearty Sausage and Lentil Soup

Hearty indeed. This soup in flavorful, chock-full of all sorts of goodies and it's delicious. Any soup that gets my family to eat spinach without complaint gets a big old gold star in my book.

Sausage and Lentil Soup
This recipe was recommended by a member of the CLBB on the October Soup thread. It sounded like the perfect way to sneak some lentils and spinach past the wary and the skeptical - namely anybody in this family who is not me. At first glance the list of ingredients looks a bit long, but it really does go together pretty quickly, especially considering that everything you need for a complete meal is included in this soup: carrots, onion, celery, mushrooms, lentils, tomatoes, sausage. Truly a meal in one; just add some fresh fruit, some fresh bread and you're set.

This soup went over very well. Chopping the spinach was definitely key - the smaller the pieces, the smaller the objections. With so many different ingredients, this soup was a feast for the mouth (so many tastes and textures) and the eyes (lots of color). A great, hearty soup for a wintry day.

7 comments:

  1. That soup is absolutely beautiful--the colors are so rich. Beautiful photo!

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  2. Michelle - Thanks - it's so funny that you mention the photograph. The bowl was all messy looking and I wasn't at all happy with the photo, so I cropped it very close so you couldn't see the bad parts. Thank goodness for photo editing software! :)

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  3. Hey, how'd you do that circle-cut picture?? That looks cool. It's so chilly and windy outside today that your soup is looking pretty yummy right about now!

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  4. RecipeGirl - I use a free photo editing software called PhotoFiltre. All you do is open your photo in it, select the "ellipse" tool and enclose the part of the picture you want(clicking and dragging) and then crop! I like this software because it's fairly basic - it makes it easier to use for those of use who don't want to get too fancy. I use it mostly to lighten dark pictures and make other adjustments, but it can do much more....

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  5. I have to agree, what a beautiful picture. I have been looking for a nice hearty lentil soup... might have to give this one a try soon as it's been so unbearable cold here lately.

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  6. Thanks Patsy. Brrr...it's been cold here too. Not as cold as other parts of the country, but cold enough!

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  7. You have a very nice blog, good post...keep up the good job

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