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Old 02-07-2012, 12:47 PM   #14
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Best Lentil soup recipe ever!

Lentil Soup

2/3 cup onions, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, minced
2/3 cup tomatoes, canned or fresh, diced
1 bunch spinach
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, large, minced
3 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 cup lentils, uncooked, rinsed and sorted
5 cups chicken broth
Franks red hot sauce; to taste (or any hot sauce)
1/2 pound chicken breast, optional

Sauté onions, garlic and ginger in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Add lentils and spices and stir well.
Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and tomatoes. Stir loosely covered for about 30-40 min. or until lentils are tender.
Add spinach during last 5 minutes.
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)

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