Lentil Soup | Recipe

This is a warm soup for a cold day. Lentils are full of fiber, iron, and protein. They’re also delicious.


  • 1 1/2 Cups lentils
  • 2 Stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, sliced
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 Cups of vegetable stock
  • 1/2 Teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours. If you need your soup in shorter notice an alternate way to cook this is by placing all ingredients into a pot and simmering for 1 hour.

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Sunday Football Chili | Recipe

We’ve past labor day and its unofficially fall – the start of school, the end of white pants, and the start of football! I can’t think of anything that tops off a day full of football better than a bowl of chili. It’s a hearty fall (and winter) meal and this is my favorite. My recipe is based on Rachael Ray’s Veg-Head Three-Bean Chili. This girl loves her crock pot, and I like to use it as much as I can. So in the spirit of slow cooking I’ve modified Rachael’s recipe to fit my tastes. If you prefer a 30 minute meal by all means follow the traditional recipe but if you like to let your chili simmer all day have a go at this!


  • 1 Large onion, chopped
  • 1 Large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 Large red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Large jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 4 Cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 32 oz Can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Large can of dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons hot sauce (more if you like hot or less if you like mild.)


Add peppers onions to the crock pot, top with garlic, beans, tomatoes and hot sauce. Give the pot a good stir then add spices and stir again. Cover the with lid and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

I prefer to cook on low all day to let all of the flavors to meld together. Of course, you need toppings – possible toppings: cheddar or spicy monterrey jack cheese, freshly chopped onions, scallions, and chopped tomatoes. I love to pair this chili with homemade corn bread. 🙂


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Potato Soup | Recipe

Potato soup is great on a cool fall day. This is a quick recipe to throw together before running out the door in the morning.  If you want to mix things up you can sub add a leek or two for an onion.

  • 6 Potatoes, chopped
  • 3 Onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Stalks of celery, chopped
  • 4 Cups of vegetable stock
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste, I like a lot
  • 13 oz. Can of evaporated milk

Directions: Combine all ingredients except condensed milk and cook on Low for 10-12 hours or High for 4 hours. With one hour to go, stir in the condensed milk. I’ve also added  cheddar cheese as a topper.

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Mushroom & Lentil Stew | Recipe

This is a great slow cooker recipe for a rainy day. I combined what I had in my refrigerator to make this recipe. I really like it.

Mushroom & Lentil Stew

  • 3 Portobello caps, chopped
  • 1 Box white mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 1 Large Potato, chopped
  • 1 Cup green lentils
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 Cups of veggie broth

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Give it a quick stir and cook on low for 10-12 hours or 4-6 on high.

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