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Category: recipes

Red Lentils

Ingredients:

  • 1c red lentils
  • 2 yellow onions, chopped
  • oil
  • 5 bell peppers – red, orange and/or yellow, coarsely chopped (I like to roast and peel mine)
  • 4c vegetable broth
  • 1/4c red wine (or a splash more J)
  • 1/2 can tomato paste

Preparation:

  1. Pour hot water over the lentils and set aside.
  2. Saute onions until clear.
  3. Add the peppers for 5, followed by the broth and spices.
  4. Bring to a boil, add the lentils, let simmer until lentils are soft.
  5. Add wine and tomato paste, stir well, and let simmer another 10 minutes before serving.
  6. This soups is even better the second day so be sure to make lots!

Healing Qualities:

  • lentils – mild flavor; diuretic; beneficial to the heart and circulation; stimulates the adrenal system; increases the vitality of the kidneys.
  • bell peppers – improve the appetite; reduce swelling; promote circulation; are high in vitamin C.
  • red wine – full of antioxidants!

– Inspired by Healing with Whole Foods-