I just had to have a big ol’ bowl of happiness. But I wanted a hearty stew. I woke up craving lentil too. It was one of those weird soup craving- lentil- soup kinda days. This soup was so easy to make but full of different spices and textures. I had a couple of bowls easily.
so we took a big leap and started renovating our kitchen. I am literally losing my mind. everything is a mess. And we are only in the demo stage. I’m kinda of a do-it-youself(er). And Abdel is just plain ol’ cheap.
so we are doing the demo ourselves and then we hired a plumber and electrician. But we are attempting to do everything by ourselves. Ahhhhhhhhhh!
It sounds fun and like in the end we would be so proud our work but boy is it a lot of WORK. Our nights are made up of assembling cabinets and debating countertop options. Oh why didn’t anyone warn me? Why didn’t someone tell me that this wouldn’t be like ANY show on HGTV. Like I want to have fun but the universe isn’t allowing me to be great! Can I live? Can I live that HGTV life?
So to say that I’ve been taking it easy in the kitchen is an understatement. I have a gas range so I had to turn of the gas to install the cabinets. So my slow cooker is literally my best friend right now.
I bought a electric burner a few months back for camping and that is such a life saver too. I’m kinda pretending that I’m on a nomad vacation (I’m totally ignoring the fact that I have modern comfort) —(Just go along with it).
Lentil and Chicken Stew
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin seed
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom
- 2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger
- 2 Cup Chicken Stock (low sodium)
- 1 Can Plum Tomato (15 OZ) Juice included
- 1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Large Bell Pepper
- 1 Large Onion Minced
- 1 LB Chicken Breast (2 Chicken breasts) Cut in 1 Inch cube
- 1 Large Sweet Potato Cubed
- 1 Cup Green Lentils Washed
- 1 Cup Red Lentils Washed
- 2 Sprig Thyme
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 1 Clove Garlic minced
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground All-Spice
- Pinch of brown sugar
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro
- 1 Cup Shredded Carrots or 2 Carrots Chopped
Melt butter in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook 5-8 minutes, until it becomes soft. Add the spices. Allow the spices to become fragrant. Add Garlic, ginger, bay leaves. Cook for about 2 minutes.
Place the onion mixture in the slow cooker along with all remaining ingredients.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
Gently stir in the lemon juice and salt.
Serve with lemon wedges, room temp yogurt, extra cilantro and warm bread.