So…anyone seeing all the reports on happy people in the news lately? Apparently happiness is contagious…hmmm…I will have to agree with that! Interesting reading…
2 TB olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3-4 carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
2 32 oz cartons of low sodium chicken stock
1 lb bag of brown lentils
1 large can of Italian diced tomatoes (important that you get the Italian ones, it will add lots of flavor)
broken spaghetti noodles or elbow macaroni, optional
In a large pot, heat oil and add vegetables and garlic, salt and pepper . Saute for about 10 minutes, until soft. Add chicken broth, lentils and tomatoes to the pot and bring to a boil. Bring back down to a simmer and let cook for 50-60 minutes.
If you want to add in the pasta, add it in the last 10 minutes of the cooking process. Check for salt and pepper, add more to taste. Serve hot with grated Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil.
Nicole at Test Kitchen Recipes was so nice to pass on the Butterfly Award to me! I recently discovered Nicole’s great blog…go check it out! Thank you Nicole!
Here’s our little good luck charm…isn’t he cute?