A collection of Rod's favorite recipes

Lentil Stew

Based on recipes by Nancy Walker, Veg4Health.com and Marie at AllRecipes.com.


1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tspn cumin
½ tspn chili powder

1 (14.5 ounce) can  diced tomatoes
2 C dried lentils (about 1 lb)
½ C brown rice
2 tablespoons vinegar
5 ½ C  vegetable broth
1 C frozen chopped spinach

½ C raisins


Lentil Soup

Rinse and drain lentils and rice

Sauté onion, celery, and carrots in a small amount of water until tender

Stir in garlic and spices

Add all remaining ingredients, except raisins, to your slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2-4. (You can also cook this on your stove top – just bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes.)

Add raisins and let simmer for another 5-10 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!


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