Posted in Warm the Soul

Take the Chill Off

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Soup weather is upon us. This delicious lentil dish is just the thing. The curry seasoning are sure to warm you up on a cold day. It is one of those fall into the comfort food category for me. I took it to a gathering recently and it was gobbled right up, but if you find yourselves with leftovers, it tastes even better the next day.


Curried Lentils with Butternut Squash

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped,
  • 1 32-ounce chicken broth
  • 1 pound peeled, seeded, and diced butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, I used light
  • 3 cups spinach leaves, roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook, stirring until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in broth, squash, curry powder, cumin, salt, and cayenne.
  4. Bring broth to a boil, then adjust heat and simmer until squash begins to soften, about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in lentils. cook until lentils begin to fall apart, and vegetables are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Stir in coconut milk and heat through.
  7. Add spinach just before serving and allow to wilt.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.

Marge Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

Author:

Patty Schell will tell you she’s been writing since she could spell and string words together, but it hasn’t been until recent years she has been able to make it a regular practice. Her role as women’s leader in her local church provided a platform to teach, blog, and now, write. Her latest project, Living NOW series is one that was born from a desire to encourage the women she was teaching to know God through His Word, giving them a practical way to study the Bible for themselves. At present, Patty is a contributor to a variety of web-based publications including Refresh Magazine, Broken but Priceless Magazine, Life Letter Café, and SoCal Voice. In addition, she connects with her readers with regular posts on her two blogs, Girl on Adventure: Embracing the Journey Called Life and The Party’s in the Kitchen: Cooking Up Good Times in the Heart of the Home. Much of Patty’s writing is inspired by the full life she leads alongside her family and friends. She constantly looks for good reasons to gather people together, loves serving her community, and enjoys getting to know new places and cultures. Through these activities and others in life, God reveals His stories of faith, hope and love, and Patty means to tell others about them every chance she gets.

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