Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Harvest Lentil Soup and Halloween Treats Giveaway #4




















Fall ushers in a gust of cold, a dash of cozy, and a sprinkling of spice. This Fall Harvest Lentil Soup incorporates all three. Banish the cold with a good book and a warm fire while sipping on this sweetly spiced soup.

And while you're at it, scroll down past the recipe for today's giveaway!



















Fall Harvest Lentil Soup (Print-Friendly Option)

The sweet potatoes in this recipe can be replaced with any winter squash (butternut, delicata, etc.). Just peel the squash and dice it. Lentils can also be substituted with any other bean that’s already been cooked. Because this makes 8 hearty servings, it’s great for dinner parties, or can be frozen and reheated. 

Ingredients:
1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced (3/4 cup)
1 carrot, diced (1 cup)
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 small jalapeño, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 large red pepper, diced (1 ½ cups)
1 large sweet potato, diced (2 cups)
¾ teaspoon sea salt (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups water or vegetable broth
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
½ cup dry lentils, rinsed

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, garlic, oregano and basil. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the pepper and sauté another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potato, salt, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, add tomatoes and lentils, then turn heat down to a simmer. Cook, covered, about 35 minutes (until lentils are cooked through). Serve hot. 
Makes 8 servings.




















Update: This giveaway is now closed. 

Today's giveaway is a mish mash of gluten-free samplings I picked up at the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo in Dallas earlier this month. Not one to ever turn down anything free, I gave some of the goodies to my friends and family, but the rest I saved for you! I'll send a Halloween goodie bag of these treats to one winner (sorry, continental U.S. only!), plus a batch of my gluten-free, vegan, stevia-sweetened cinnamon toast crunch cookies (recipe to be posted in December). Contest open until November 3rd.

To enter:
  1. Leave a comment! That's all. :) 
  2. For a second entry, post about it on your blog. 
  3. For a third entry, post about it on Facebook. 
  4. For a fourth entry, tweat it.
Happy Thursday, and tune back in tomorrow for the final day of Halloween Treat Giveaways!

28 comments:

Rebecca said...

I LOVE Halloween candy, but in the healthy form. If i win this, i'll go crazy :)

Rebecca said...

I tweeted!

The Brown Family said...

This sounds great :)

Nicole @ Special Diet Creations said...

Lucky you, getting to go to the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo. Looks like a great collection of goodies. Your cinnamon toast crunch cookies sound amazing!

Jonathan said...

Please tell me that you can eat this recipe. :) I hope so, because it looks delicious! Warming, hearty, grounding - so many of the things that make me love fall so much.

Thanks for sharing, Iris!

Meghan said...

This is so generous of you! I would love to win these goodies - and I promise they would go to good use!

eiren said...

Ouu look at all the goodie goodness!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

eiren said...

Ouu look at all the goodie goodness! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! :) Happy Halloween!

aliw515 said...

That recipe looks awesome- it snowed here this morning though, so I feel like we skipped straight to winter! I am going to try the recipe this weekend though. Great giveaway- looks yummy!

Lily said...

Do you think this recipe would work well in a crockpot?

cherring2010@comcast.net said...

I would love to have the chance to try these products. My son is gluten, dairy, soy , nut free due to allergies and it is so difficult to find good products for him without spending a lot of money.

Anonymous said...

The soup sounds yummy!

nina[at]sylvaticasolutions[dot]com

Iris said...

Lily, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work in a crockpot. That being said, I've only used a crockpot a few times so I'm no expert...

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats said...

I have to enter this giveaway - the thought of trying some of your baking is too tempting- plus I spy an Oat Bran I have been dying to try, but cannot reconcile myself with ordering the minimum 3 pounds of it without trying it ... fortunately, any of the samples I can't eat, I can always share with other GF friends :)

marshowl said...

What a great looking goodie bag. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Courtney said...

I would love to win!

Courtney

Val said...

what a great giveaway, hope to win :-)

Val said...

I tweeted!

Shani said...

I have recently gone gluten free and would love to sample products!

Susan said...

Look at all that GF goodness!! I'd love to win- thanks for the chance!!

seeks said...

To be honest, I'm only commenting because I want to try your cookies. ;)

Heather Collea said...

My son would love to try all of these goodies!

Patty said...

I'm sure my newly GF son would like trying those goodies! :)
~Patty
jess7396@yahoo.com

Pam said...

Great looking soup and I love the color! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

Sue D said...

I would like to give these to my daughter in law who is on a gluten free diet.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anna said...

yum! i'd love a grab bag of treats!! thanks for sharing...

ladydi115 said...

yum yum, I'm always looking out for new gluten free items I might like. It's all so expensive and the coupons would come in handy too. thanks!
gervitsd(at)verizon(dot)net

Anonymous said...

sounds yummy

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