During winter I tend to eat a lot of soup. Especially since I started making my own soups and don’t have to worry about the crazy amount of sodium in the canned soups.

6 cups of vegetable stock (low sodium or make your own)
1/2 bag of lentils
1/2 a finely chopped onion
1/3 bag of baby spinach (fresh)
Cayenne pepper
Chopped fire roasted tomatoes
Spicy green chili pepper chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 T oil of choice
Optional: tobasco sauce

Heat oil in a large stock pot. Sauté onion and pepper until fragrant and the onion becomes soft. Add spices (I don’t really measure spices. It really depends how spicy you want it) and tomatoes. Pour in stock and lentils, stir. Add spinach and cover cooking on med or med-high. Cook until lentils are soft, about 20 or 30 min. Stir and make
Sure the broth always covers lentils. Add water if it evaporates too much. Add more spices to taste. You can also add cumin or chili powder.

This yields a whole lot of soup but it’s
So good you won’t get tired of it! My daughter the hot dog lover loves this soup. The last two times I made it she ate most of it. Enjoy and stay warm! Especially if you got snow like we did this weekend.