Let me just say that I love my crock pot! There is nothing like coming home from working all day to the smell of dinner already cooked and ready to be dished out. But last night I decided to utilize my crock pot in a different way by preparing the soup before bed and letting it cook all night while I slept. So basically tonight’s dinner, plus plenty to freeze for the Daniel Fast, was completed by 7am this morning…nice!
Here is the recipe which I found on the web. I made a few changes based on what I had in my kitchen.
2 cups green lentils
64 oz. vegetable broth
4 large carrots chopped
4 celery stalks chopped
1 onion diced
10 small fingerling sweet potatoes cubed (I left the skin on. You could use 2 large sweet potatoes.)
4 medium tomatoes diced
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. dried oregano
4 garlic cloves minced
Salt and pepper to taste
It’s pretty simple. Chop everything up and put in a crock pot. Cook on low for 10 hours. Here is what it looked like at the beginning…
Here is the finished product.
This is a thick and hearty soup which I will pair with some sliced fruit or a green salad.
Here is the link to the site where I found the recipe: http://www.eatliverun.com/crock-pot-lentil-sweet-potato-soup/
Happy Daniel Fast prepping!