Organic Emily

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

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Occasionally my website deletes some of my recipes. This was one of them. So I am sharing again.

I 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, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a 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, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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