Sunday, 21 August 2011

Will Run For Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

sweet potato lentil soup

"Allium halitosis infinite" (garlic breath f-o-r-e-v-e-r)!  It's been a pretty busy day around here.  There were garlic incantations (Farmer picked 120 heads of garlic yesterday and she's suffering from Harry Potter withdrawals.  Those two things together make for some very lame jokes!).

Farmer: "I like to call this one daddy"

120 heads!

There was apple picking.

glorious apples from my parents' tree

Jeb: "She couldn't possibly mind if I just lick the apple"

Jeb: "She won't miss one little apple"

There were threats even after I offered to buy pace bunny coffee after our run.   Threats that included a bus (and the possibility of me 'accidentally' falling under the wheel) and a tank top that might have been red and might have had some sort of elasticity at one time (thankfully it went 'missing' this morning.  Now if someone could just hide her shorty shorts.)  

Then there was pace bunny soup.

PB makes this delicious sweet potato lentil soup.  PB's recipes are more of a guide than anything else.  If you are lucky she'll remember all of the ingredients.  It's more likely that she'll e-mail after you've already made whatever recipe you asked for telling you about a key ingredient that she forgot to include or an essential step in the recipe.

On that note, good luck!

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
(6-8 servings)

1 large sweet potato cut in small chunks
1 can of green lentils 19 oz (drained)
1 can diced tomatoes 28 oz
2 C vegetable broth
2 inch piece of ginger root minced
1 large onion diced
2 large cloves of local garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
*2 Tbsp chili powder
*pinch chipotlepowder
*2 Tbsp cumin
*2 tsp balsamic vinegar

1.  Warm olive oil over medium heat.  Saute onion, garlic and ginger over medium heat until onions are soft (5-10 minutes).  Add chili powder, cumin & chipotle powder and saute for approximately one more minute.

2.  Add potatoes, vegetable broth & diced tomatoes.  Simmer over medium heat until potatoes are soft (20-30 minutes).  Add drained lentils.  Add balsamic vinegar.

3.  Serve with sliced avocado and tortilla chips.

* adjust spices and vinegar to your personal tastes and add additional vegetable broth if you prefer a thinner soup.


  1. Not trying to be funny...but I really do think that there is another ingrediant..I'll keep trying to remember.


  2. Why aren't I surprised! I'm sure if you made the soup and fed me some after our next run you would remember what's missing.

  3. I'll consider it once the weather gets colder...if you haven't gotten pushed in front of a bus by then....