My son came home from school today asking if we could make lentil soup!
I was pleasantly surprised because usually he asks for pizza and now he was asking for something healthy :)
I have his teacher to thank because she asked the class to write the recipe as part of a spelling exercise.
The reason they were focusing on lentils is because it is connected to this weeks Torah portion 'Toldot'. It relates the famous biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a pot of lentil soup.
I love that she finds ways of teaching educational skills like spelling by using the Torah as a basis.
Cooking with the kids is always a great bonding experience. I love when they help me chop and peel and of course there is always a greater chance of them eating the healthy foods if they assist in the cooking process!
The recipe below, in my sons handwriting, is absolutely divine, and took an hour from start to finish.
- 1 tsp oil
- 3 carrots diced
- 3 small onions diced
- 2 cups red lentils
- 6 cups vegetable stock
- Dice onion and fry in oil until soft.
- Peel and chop carrots.
- Add carrots, stock and lentil to pot.
- Boil until tender.
- Eat and Enjoy.