You don't mind the winter when you can come in to this hearty, delicious soup. It's full of root vegetables which are warming and strengthening, and it's full of flavour (rosemary, garlic, onion). Your kitchen will also smell divine!
500g/12oz/2 cups of Lentils, soaked and rinsed
9 or 10 cups of Water
1 medium white Onion, chopped
4 or more cloves of Garlic, peeled and finely chopped
large sprig of fresh Rosemary, finely chopped or two teaspoons of dried
4 medium Potatoes diced quite small
Celtic Sea Salt to taste
2 T. Beet powder (optional)
Place the soaked lentils in a large saucepan and cover with the water - bring to the boil while preparing the other ingredients. Reduce to a simmer and add the onion, garlic, rosemary and potatoes. You may also add 2 T. beet powder (beet dehydrated and powdered) if you have such a thing. Cook for a further 20 minutes until everything is ready and add the salt.