red lentil and carrot soup

Aug 22, 2013

a slightly informal recipe post on the blog today... i'm still trying to kick this darn flu and feeling kind of whiny about it. like really, am i really spending the last precious moments of summer in bed?! apparently, yes. in any case, here's a look at what i'm up to today. making soup, sounds about right. i've been a bit slow with posting recipes lately, but i can't say we've been cooking too much this summer. mostly just chomping on lots of salads and making simple stir fry's. however, when the soup craving calls, it can not be ignored + this one is fabulously easy to make. oh and hey, meet my kitchen helpers! ;)

you'll need:

2 adorable kitchen helpers, hehe
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 medium to large carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 cup split red lentils, rinsed
3 cups vegetable stock

heat oil in a saucepan. then add your carrots, onion and garlic with rosemary and saute until lightly golden. next add lentils and veggie stock. bring to a boil. cover and simmer until carrots & lentils are tender. yay, your soup's all done! now, you can either leave as is or blend your soup with a handheld blender in your original soup pot. lastly, if you find your soup a bit too thick, you can add extra veggie stock. garnish with fresh parsley, and salt & pepper to taste. mmmm!!

i found this recipe on vegweb, my favourite go-to for vegetarian dishes. see the original recipe here!

16 sweet notes:

  1. Yum! This recipe sounds delish, V! I honestly can't remember the last time I had a bowl of soup, we've been working with a precarious two-burners-directly-below-plasticised-cupboards system here in Paris which isn't really conducive to simmering anything for long periods of time... but I'm definitely bookmarking this gem for when I'm back home. Any chance you'd want to loan me your adorable kitchen helpers for the afternoon? It seems to be they're pretty integral to the recipe ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. YUM! This recipe looks amazing....going to try it for sure! xo

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  3. I'm a recent lentil convert and now I'm obsessed with finding new ways to cook them. This sounds like a delicious recipe! I'm especially fond of the two helpers part, adorable ;)

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  4. Jenn Agostinho-AlceeAugust 22, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Yummy, sounds delicious! can't wait to try this out!!

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  5. Sounds delicious! Your critters are adorable!


    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  6. don't fret my pet - summer's gonna be here a while longer so you'll still have plenty of time to heal up and get back out there to soak in all the goodness! until that time though i'm sending you utmost wellness wishes!!! this swell soupy dish looks like the perfect salvation for whatever ails you :)

    your furry kitchen helpers make my day - 2 sweets to go with the savory i say! xo

    http://www.heartedgirl.com/

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  7. I spotted you from Ruche's list of guest bloggers, and you guys are so adorable! (especially your little helpers).
    I love the entire style of your blog, so sweet and so you!

    http://voguishatbest.blogspot.com/

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  8. I loooove your kitchen helpers!! So adorable! And that recipe looks delicious, I'll try it!
    Much love
    Melodie
    http://sevenlivesandmore.blogspot.fr/

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  9. awww your pets are so adorable!! Sorry you've been feeling lousy... I hope things will get better with you soon! This looks like a great recipe :)
    Christy
    Sunny with A Side of...

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  10. I know those mooching "helpers" all too well!

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  11. love the pictures of the sweet pets!

    kw ladies in navy

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  12. Haha yes! They're really more like moochers... they didn't leave a crumb unnoticed when I made our soup!! xo

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  13. Aw, thanks Caitlin... just had a peek at your blog - you're adorable!! Lovely to meet you!! xo

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  14. Aren't lentils, amazing?! I find them super filling + nutritious. I also make a pretty kick ass lentil salad... hopefully, I can feature that next! Happy Friday, sweet girl! xo

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  15. This sounds like a great recipe I can take to college!

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  16. I love this soup! I tried it when you first posted it and it's my new fav!

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