Comforting Lentil Stew
Have you ever wished you could experience that sense of contentment exhibited by a cat lazily sleeping on your favorite chair? This is the type of stew that makes you want to sit in front of a fire, put your feet up and bask in the fully satiated, content moment. The ingredients are nutrient dense and will make your heart, belly and mind happy and relaxed. Serves about 4 depending on portion size.
14 – 15 oz. gluten-free chicken bone broth
1 cup water
1 cup gluten-free rinsed lentils
1 T. coconut oil
1 large sweet potato peel and cut into bite-size cubes
1 packed cup of spinach
1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
3 slices crisp gluten-free bacon, diced
Salt to taste. If you like a bit of spice, you may wish to add turmeric, cumin or curry to taste.
- In a large saucepan, bring broth, water, and lentils to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until lentils are tender.
- While the lentils do their thing, heat the coconut oil in a large pan on medium heat and brown the coconut. Stir occasionally to avoid burning. Add the diced potato and cook 2 minutes. Stir in the lentils and broth. Add the salt and spice of your choosing. Cover and cook 10 minutes.
- Stir in the spinach and continue cooking until the spinach wilts. If you’re a carnivore garnish with crispy diced bacon. If you are a friend of the animal kingdom, try vegan breadcrumbs, croutons or crumbled crackers to add a bit of crunch.