Mindy MacAllister comes to live at her grandfather’s farm, and cooks up a big batch of soup for James Taylor and his brothers in James – Book 6 of my Tarnished Saints Series. Mindy, tell us about it, please.
Mindy: This soup uses little black lentils instead of the normal ones, but either is fine. James and his brothers couldn’t get enough of it.
1 14.5 oz can Chicken broth
1/2 c black lentils
Heat this and add veggies as it is cooking.
1 purple onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 big carrots, chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped
2 small colored sweet peppers
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 cloves minced garlic
Bring to a boil, then simmer on the stove until the lentils and veggies are soft. I’m going to say close to an hour. About halfway through, add in a handful of chopped parsley, 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, 1 sprig of fresh thyme. (Optional – but it gives it great flavor.)
Then just invite over a slew of hungry men, and they’ll love you!