Moroccan Lentil Soup

Oh my goodness. my daughter, Clare spent Thanksgiving working at the cafe/bar/gambling place/ The Hideaway in Montana. She thought they were gonna have a regular work day, and was hoping to make $100 in tip. Bu they were giving food to the poor, for free. She spent all day feeding the poor and giving away food boxes. She made $12 in tips, ha ha, which she put in the gambling machine, and made $200! Universe back at her!

The part she told with the old guys sitting there shaking with DT’s, from not drinking, and the boss having her hand them a beer to qualm their dts, oh my gosh.

This reminds me of a Jesus story. The boss lady said, “Clare, if you don’t mind, we have all this food leftover. Go out into the area and see if you can find people who look hungry, and give them these boxes or bring them in.”
Recipe of the Day – Morroccan Lentil Soup
    • 2 T. olive oil
    • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
    • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
    • 1/4 c. chopped parsley, leaves and tender stems
    • 3/4 c.chopped cilantro, leaves and tender stems
    • 2½ tablespoons minced garlic (about 5 large garlic cloves)
    • 1 T. minced ginger
    • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 T. sweet paprika
    • Ā½ tsp. pepper
    • 11/2 dry red lentils, rinsed
    • 2 c. cooked chickpeas
    • 3 c. chopped tomatoes
    • 6-7 c.hicken broth or vegetable broth
    • Coarse salt
    • Optional
    • Dates (1 per person)
    • Lemon wedges (1 per person)
In a large heavy pot or Dutch oven, warm the oil and sauté the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and ginger over medium-low heat, 5-7 minutes. (Don’t let them brown) Add the spices: turmeric, cinnamon, paprika and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, to toast the spices. Add the tomatoes and broth (start with 7 cups and add more later, if you want a thinner soup). Bring to a simmer. Add the lentils, chickpeas, cilantro and parsley. Simmer, uncovered, for about 35 minutes, until the lentils are tender.
Word/Phrase of the Day – golpes, rodar, rodar con los baches – bumps, roll, roll with the bumps
Tip of the Day – Do this recipe with tomatoes instead of potatoes, which is the traditional way, Clare says. Serve with lemon and dates!
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