Simple Lentil Vegetable Stew

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on


Even in the spring I crave soups and stews.  I love any kind of soup.  There’s something about it that’s so comforting and while I made this and finished it a few days ago I’m wishing I had more of this soup because today is a rainy and gray day – perfect for soup.  But even if it were sunny this soup is awesome.  It can be gluten free – if you still want pasta in it just make sure to add a gluten free kind.  I didn’t add it to the recipe because I just used leftover pasta that was in the fridge.  I’m also not sure how gluten-free pasta would stand up to being in the fridge in the soup, so keep it separate and add it to your individual bowl just before serving.  But the whole grain pasta I added was just fine for a couple days in the fridge with the soup.

I happen to think this soup makes better leftovers than fresh soup, but that might be because I just heat it up and eat, no work involved.  You could also add a few good sized handfuls of chopped fresh spinach to this soup in the last couple minutes of cooking, I think that would be lovely, and an amazing way to get your greens.



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1 Lauren Hayes April 16, 2011 at

This soup looks too delicious! I love the addition of the noodles 🙂


2 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 18, 2011 at

Thank you Lauren!


3 emily April 17, 2011 at

this looks like something i would definitely eat right now for dinner. 🙂 it got cold and rainy in michigan again, so i’m definitely all about the soups and homemade bread. 🙂


4 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 18, 2011 at

Me too! I can’t think of a better meal than good soup and homemade bread 😀


5 chocolate katie April 17, 2011 at

Your photos are gorgeous, Heidi!


6 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 18, 2011 at

Thank you Katie! I’ve been admiring your photos so much lately 😀


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