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Ginger, Tomato and Lentil Soup

Bowl of Ginger, Tomato, and Lentil Soup

Bowl of Ginger, Tomato, and Lentil Soup

Cooking from scratch can be time consuming, there are just times when short cuts are necessary. Ta Da!! Ginger, Tomato and Lentil Soup.

A can of tomato soup is handy to have on the kitchen shelf for a quick lunch.  I have a husband who prefers a thick soup.  So tomato soup at our house may have various flavors and additions.  Usually I will add angel hair pasta, rice, beans, or left overs of an entree or vegetable.  This time it was a deliberately  planned  new recipe. 

Cooking lentils and onion

Cooking lentils and onion

 

 

 

In the pantry was a bag of red lentils.  So that was the beginning of thickening the soup.  Cooking lentils does not take a long time, about 20 minutes for 1/3 cup of them.  I add finely diced onion and minced garlic.  All into the water to heat and simmer to soft lentils.  Instead of draining the water, most was absorbed into the simmering.

Next I added the can of tomato soup, 1 can of water, maybe a bit more later, the freshly grated ginger, oregano, salt and pepper to cook an additional 15 minutes.

Ginger, Tomato and Lentil Soup

With the aid of a can of tomato soup for saving time, a savory hearty soup of spicy ginger and lentils and seasoned with onions and garlic make a quick and filling lunch time soup.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 3/4 cups
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup red lentils
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce canned tomato soup
  • 1 can water
  • 1 teaspoon raw ginger freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup mild Cheddar cheese shredded or cheese of your choice.

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan, mix together water, lentils, onion and garlic.
  • Heat to simmer 20 minutes or until lentils are softened.
  • Add can of tomato soup.
  • Add one can of water, more if needed or preferred thinner.
  • Add grated ginger, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer 15 minutes.
  • Serve into soup bowls topped with the shredded cheese.

Notes

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While the soup was simmering, I fixed a fruit compote of mixed canned and fresh fruit with yogurt on top, decorated with a walnut half.  Supplied some crackers and lemonade.  There was a quick lunch  for 3 or 4 in less than an hour. 

 

Mixed Fruit with Yogurt

Mixed Fruit with Yogurt

 

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Roasted Vegetables, Cheese & Crumb Topping

Roasted Vegetables, Cheese, Sausage, Crumb Topped

Roasted Vegetables, Cheese, Sausage, Crumb Topped

The recipe for Roasted Vegetables, Cheese & Crumb Topping is an adaption of a recipe I found on the internet.  Thanks to The Cooking Coach of Amsterdam Private Tasting Tours for sharing her recipe of Roast Vegetable, Ham and Cheese Crumble.

This winter it seems I have been into one dish dinners and of comfort foods for the family.  This is a perfect fit recipe with ample  variety in choice of vegetables, meat or without meat, and cheese.  We all have our favorite fruit crisps or streusels for dessert.  This is a savory crumb topping to be used on other dishes such as chicken pot pie and green bean casserole.

Mixed vegetables to roast

Mixed vegetables to roast

I used the vegetables available in my refrigerator:  leeks, zucchini, yellow onion,  and crimini mushrooms.   Fresh sausage links were cut into bite sizes to dot over the top of the vegetables.

Vegetables, sausage with cheese sauce

Vegetables and sausage topped with cheese sauce.

The cheese sauce was a combination of  mild Colby jack cheese and Asiago Cheese.   The crumb topping was of flour, butter and Asiago cheese.

Before assembling, the sausage was cooked to remove extra fat, and the vegetables roasted at a high temperature to lightly brown and soften the vegetables.  While roasting the vegetables, the crumb topping was made of flour, butter and seasoned with dried thyme, salt and pepper.

Roast Vegetables, Cheese Crumb Topping

Baked Roasted Vegetables, Sausage, Cheese Sauce and Crumb Topping

Roasted Vegetables, Cheese & Crumb Topping

Savory blend of roasted vegetables with sausage, cheese sauce with a crumb topping of flour and cheese to make a one-dish dinner, just add salad.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • VEGETABLES
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 leeks cleaned, halved and cut into 3 inch lengths
  • 2 zucchini cut into quarters length ways and cut into 3 inch lengths
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • I /2 cup sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 fresh sausage link cut into inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • CHEESE SAUCE
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 6 ounces grated Colby cheese
  • 3 ounces grated Asiago cheese
  • CRUMB TOPPING
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup Asiago cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Cover baking tray with aluminum foil, spread out vegetables and drizzle with the olive oil, mix to coat with the oil.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until browned and partially tender.
  • CHEESE SAUCE
  • Melt the butter in a heavy pan.
  • Add the flour, stir with a whisk, it will be thick.
  • Gradually add milk, whisking to smooth out the lumps.
  • Cook over low heat about 2 minutes, stirring with wooden spoon.
  • Add the cheeses to melt and stir occasionally.
  • CRUMB TOPPING
  • Mix the flours.
  • Grate in the butter or cut with pastry cutter until resembles course cornmeal.
  • Stir in the cheese, thyme leaves black pepper and salt.
  • TO ASSEMBLE:
  • Pour the roasted vegetables into a shallow oven proof dish.
  • Spread the mushrooms and cooked sausage on top of vegetables.
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping over all.
  • Add a sprinkling of cheese if desired.
  • Bake 400 F 20 25-minutes until browned and bubbling..

Notes

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Now it is your salad choice with the Roasted Vegetables, Sausage, Cheese Crumb.

 

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