This one came from Eileen, and sure enough it is delicious. Mine came out a little on the thick side, which made it almost stew-like.  If you’d like it to be more “soupy” just add more water.

I large sweet potato, cubed

1 onion, diced

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1 1/2 cups red split lentils

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 jar (650 ml) pureed tomatoes

3 (tomato) jars (650 ml) water

1/2 teas. cayenne pepper (or more to taste)

1 teas. cumin

1/2 teas. pepper


1. Saute onion in a small amount of white wine, orange juice or veggie broth.

2. Add sweet potato, celery, carrot, garlic, tomatoes, water and lentils.

3. Add cumin, pepper and cayenne pepper

4. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

The soup toureen in this picture was made by an incredibly talented lady who died of breast cancer.  I have many pieces of her pottery, and I am reminded of  her when I use them.  I often wonder if things could have been different for her, if she had known what we are learning today about the protective qualities of a plant based diet.