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Friday, February 8, 2013

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup and Vegan Hot Chocolate

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We're waiting for a possible snow storm here at the Jersey Shore, so I decided to make some soup in my crock pot today... I have to say that this soup came out really-really good and I will definitely be making this again!  Here's the recipe...

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup


1 cup red lentils
3-4 cups organic vegetable broth
1 sweet peeled sweet potato (I softened in the microwave first)
2 carrots sliced in small pieces
4 celery stalks sliced in small pieces
1 small yellow onion diced
1 tablespoon chopped raw garlic
1 can fire roasted chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon Moroccan Seasoning by McCormick
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon tomato basil garlic by Mrs. Dash
1 teaspoon sea salt (or more to taste)
1 tablespoon red miso paste
1/2 teaspoon cayanne pepper

Cook approximately 5-6 hours in your crock pot

Serve topped with fresh kale or spinach and a dash of  lemon

This soup is perfect for a cold winter nights dinner... 

We've been bracing for a huge winter storm here in New Jersey and luckily, it seems like the Jersey Shore is not going to be hit as hard this time.  It's still a weekend of staying inside and praying that we do not flood again,,, already this afternoon our driveway and lawn started to flood ... but I am hoping for the best!  

Sooooooo while we wait... let's have some hot chocolate!  Since I can't have dairy... here's my recipe for a dairy free hot chocolate, topped with some Dandees Vegan Marshmallows... I also top with some steamed almond milk and cinnamon ...

Vegan Hot Chocolate


Blend 1 cup Almond Milk
2 Dates
1 teaspoon raw peanut butter or powdered peanut butter
1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder
dash of sea salt

Heat in microwave and top with vegan marshmallows, cinnamon and a dash of coconut sugar!