Of all places, I found this lovely story on facebook about baristakids‘ editor Georgette’s Dad’s lentil soup. Funny enough she recalled how she ate it in her school lunches growing up, even though other kids made fun of her for not having a “typical” lunch.
If I didn’t already think Georgette was awesome, she’s has been kicked up a few notches in my book! She was brave enough to listen to her taste buds and care more about her Dad’s love for her through his cooking to not let teasers get in the way of her delicious lunch.
I’ll bet Georgette’s daughters will enjoy this soup at lunch and will be able to stand up to naysayers as well.
Here’s what she posted and gave me permission to repost here:
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 cup lentils
6 cups water ( or 2 cups stock and 4 cups
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegarSaute onion and garlic in oil. Add all the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about an hour until thick.Eat with lots of crusty thick bread!