Anybody who has read my healthy cooking articles, or who has visited my kitchen knows that I love my slow cooker. Whether I am working or driving Kylie to school & gymnastics, it is always great to come home to a hot home cooked meal. And the perfect way to achieve this is with the slow cooker.
Soups & stews are perfectly prepared this way. The “crock-pot” is great for one pot meals. Here is one of my favorites. It’s one of my mom’s favorites too!
Lentil soup with collard greens
1 TBSP. olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 large carrot chopped
3 chopped red skinned potatoes
2-3 chopped garlic cloves
1 ½ cups dried lentils
7 cups vegetable stock
1 TBSP. soy sauce
Several large handfuls of collard greens cut in ribbons
Salt & pepper to taste
In a large saucepan sauté onions ,carrots & garlic cloves in olive oil. When onions are translucent add mixture to slow cooker & add all ingredients except for the collard greens. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Right before serving, cook collard greens in boiling salted water till slightly tender. Drain & add to soup. Salt & pepper to taste & enjoy!!!