It’s so dark here in Victoria. Our glorious fall is over and we have moved into the dark gray clouds of winter and non-stop rain. I have all the blinds open. Every single light on in the house… and it still feels dark. If this is an indication of what winter is going to be like this year. I want to leave.
Fergus loves his new parka… keeps most of him dry. If he’d only wear the hood then his face wouldn’t get so wet. I don’t think he likes to have his ears covered. We went to the lake the other day for a walk… got some nice shots. The only time I enjoy the rain is walking through the woods…

This soup makes me feel cozy and hopeful on cold damp days like today.

Raunch Red Lentil Soup
This warm thick soup should be served over a scoop of basmati rice.

1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
3 cups vegetable stock
1 cup dried red lentils
1 tsp turmeric
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 inch fresh ginger, finely grated
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

In a medium soup pot on medium heat, saute the onions in oil until translucent. Add the garlic and jalapeño and saute for an additional 5 minutes. Add the stock, lentils, turmeric, cumin, salt and ginger. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover with lid and simmer for 5 minutes or until the lentils are tender. With a hand blender or food processor blend half or all of the soup until smooth (be careful when blending hot liquids); return to the pot and stir in the tomatoes and cilantro. Cover with lid, remove from heat, and let stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Makes 2 large or 4 small servings.

Taken from LA DOLCE VEGAN (GoVegan.net)

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0 Responses to Dark…

  1. sar says:

    Dear God… that Fergus is such a cutie pie!
    His eyes are so sparkly…

  2. boumette says:

    I luvs Fergus. It is just as miserable here in Edmontonville, but your puppy brightened my day. You are such an amazing photographer!

  3. Autumn says:

    like everyone else, i too think fergus is a very handsome doggy! what a cute photo.

  4. Nikki says:

    I’ve always thought Fergus was a great name for a dog… I love his coat.

  5. leigh says:

    i made some random soup from stuff i pulled out of the cupboard:

    1 can veg broth + 2 cans water
    1 can tomato sauce (the little can)
    1 can kidney beans
    1 can chickpeas
    1 can cannellini beans
    Chopped celery, garlic, onion, other vegetables, as much or as little as you want!
    As much noodles/pasta you want (or leave out)
    Oregano, basil, other spices you desire, salt, pepper

    Throw in everything except the pasta until it starts boiling. Then throw in the pasta. Cook until pasta is soft.

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