Thursday, September 22, 2011

Soaked and Sprouted Red lentil soup

This is just a basic red lentil soup that can be an addition to a meal.  I like to soak and sprout lentils but feel free to omit this part.  The soaking/sprouting part took about 3 days!  Just prepare however you prepare your lentils.  Sorry I didn't get a picture of this.


1 cup red lentils, soaked and sprouted
Black pepper
Sea salt
A few slices of bacon(fried) and cut into pieces

In a pot, add the lentils then water just enough to cover it. Bring to a boil. Add the spices except for sea salt.  Boil for a few minutes then cover simmer til lentils are cooked.   Add the salt and bacon pieces after the lentils are cooked.

Comfort Food

I've been the worst blogger. I haven't updated in so long.  The truth is I have tons of new recipes but just haven't had the time to go here and update.   We're not really on strict GAPS anymore. We're more paleo again. We're still doing all the fermented foods and broths but I've added digestive enzymes into my daughter's regime.  I still take digestive enzymes too.

Anyway it's been raining quite a bit here and so I made this comfort food.  I cheated a little and added peas(that I found in the freezer) and potatoes that I bought from a local farmers market.


A pound of grass-fed beef
1/2 onion
garlic, maybe about 1/2 head
black pepper
1 bay leaf
Sea salt
organic red bell peppers
organic Brussel sprouts
organic potatoes, washed, peeled and diced
pork lard

Heat large skillet, add pork lard.  Add garlic and onions.  Saute. Add all other remaining ingredients and cover to boil.

I cook mine til the water dries out a little.  You can add as much water as you like. This would all depend on if you want a dry or a soupy consistency.