Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pot of Lentils...From Kristi's Kitchen


1 lb. dried lentils; rinsed and drained
8 cups water
4 slices organic turkey bacon
1/2 large onion, processed or fine dice
2 celery stalks, processed
3 green onion, processed
1/2 -1 tbsp. honey (according to taste and balance of flavor)
3 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 bay leaves

-Process onion, celery and green onion
-Chop bacon into small pieces and render in pot until cooked
-Add processed veggies to bacon and cook on medium heat until translucent
-Pour prepared beans into bacon/veggie mixture and cover with water
-Stir in bay leaves and seasoning and bring to a boil
-Lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 1- 1 1/2 hours; until beans are tender
-Pull bay leaves out when cooking is complete
Serve with Sauteed Collard or Turnip Greens & a baked sweet potato with organic butter, sea salt and pepper
You may also serve these over a portion of steamed brown rice

To make soup add organic chicken stock to desired consistency and adjust seasoning to taste.. 


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