Lentil Soup with Carrots and Coriander

Lentil Soup with Carrots and Coriander

Soup is what I do when I need a reset foodwise. It feels like, no…. I should say we have been eating non-stop for the last two weeks. Holiday meals, parties, grabbing food at the mall while we finish our shopping. In truth I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen just cooking. I’ve finished a few desserts. Made an app or two to take to a party. I have made many cups of coffee. But just cooking to eat food? making something nourishing? not so much. We spent 3 days in hockey arenas.. yes that is arenas . I have never consumed nor allowed to be consumed so many french fries.

Winter Vegetable Soup

Winter Vegetable Soup

A rich and comforting soup full of sweet winter vegetables. Good for the freezer too — and sometime in January when you have absolutely no time for dinner you will thank me.

Lentil and Quinoa Chilli with Stout

Lentil and Quinoa Chilli with Stout

And as much as I like holiday food, I’m ready for something filling and wholesome. Snow day food. Sitting around watching movies in wool socks kind a food. This is Boxing Day food. And I think it is the best kind.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup for the Crockpot

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup for the Crockpot

So at the very last-minute, as I’m running out the door before the slue of games scheduled for the day, I threw this soup in the slow cooker. I call this a “what do I have on hand?” soup. Sometimes those are the best.

Carrot and Sweet Pepper Soup #MeatlessMondays

Carrot and Sweet Pepper Soup #MeatlessMondays

A light all veggie soup. I’m normally not a fan of dill, but in this soup it really works and adds a nice freshness. I used super sweet mini peppers for this soup. Stick with yellow or orange peppers to complement the colour of the carrots in the final dish. The honey helps bring out the sweetness of the vegetables, only a touch is needed and I don’t suggest you skip it. I used water for the base of this soup. Just plain water lets the veggies shine through.

Back In the Kitchen – Weekly Prep and A Soup Recipe

Back In the Kitchen – Weekly Prep and A Soup Recipe

Hockey season is over. Can I get a ‘Yay!’? Honestly I didn’t have it all that bad, we could have been much busier with hockey than we were. StillĀ I’m happy to have my weekends backĀ … at least, until Soccer starts on April 20th I have a...