Organic Emily

Crock-pot Vegetable Lentil Soup

Crock-pot Vegetable Lentil SoupI love when I don’t have to go to the store and can make a wholesome meal from my food storage and garden.  This vegetarian soup is hearty and filling.  Because it’s made with lentils and rice you get a complete protein!

Recipe

1 large onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped

3-4 ribs celery, chopped

3-4 carrots, chopped

1 pound baby mushrooms, chopped

1 cup dry lentils

1 cup dry brown rice

8 cups organic chicken stock or vegetable stock if you wan to make it vegan

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 bay leaves

2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried

2 cups fresh chopped Swiss chard

Sea salt and pepper

Add all ingredients to the crock-pot except for the Swiss chard.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.  Add the Swiss chard at the very end just before serving and stir to heat through.  Add salt and pepper to taste.   Serve with warm homemade bread and green salad.

 

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, Mom of 4 cute kids, Yoga instructor and very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients and her escapades as the keeper of both backyard chickens and honeybees!

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