Lentil Soup w/ Uchiki Kuri Squash

  • 1 1/2 pounds of dense fleshed squash after trimming
  • 3 cups lentils
  • olive oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon whole cumin
  • celery (one stalk or lots, you may add chard stems as well)
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley leaves

Put your lentils to soak while cutting your squash into cube shapes that will fit nicely in your spoon at meal time.

Heat oil in a soup kettle and add the diced onions and cumin seeds. Stir and cook until the onions are relaxed and add celery. Add the drained lentils and about three quarts of water. Bring to boil, then lower heat and simmer for thirty minutes. Add the squash. Cook for another half hour or until the squash is quite tender. Add parsley and salt and pepper to taste.

Top with Parmesan, and/or squeeze in juice of a lemon.

Did you know?

Only about 10% of the fossil fuel energy used in the world's food system is used in production; the other 90% goes into packaging, transportation, and marketing.

Quotes

"I believe that the great Creator has put ores and oil on this earth to give us a breathing spell. As we exhaust them, we must be prepared to fall back on our farms, which is God's true storehouse and can never be exhausted. We can learn to synthesize material for every human need from things that grow."
~George Washington Carver
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