Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Today is Polly's birthday and this is what we had for lunch.


2 Tbsp olive oil 
1 yellow onion 
4 cloves garlic 
4 carrots (about 1/2 lb.) 
4 stalks celery 
2 lbs potatoes 
1 cup brown lentils 
1 tsp dried rosemary 
1/2 tsp dried thyme 
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 
1.5 Tbsp soy sauce 
1 Tbsp brown sugar 
6 cups vegetable broth 

1 cup frozen peas 


Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Add the olive oil, onion, and garlic to a large soup pot and begin to saute over medium heat.

While the onion and garlic are sauteing, dice the celery, then add it to the pot and continue to saute. As the celery, onion, and garlic are sauteing, peel and chop the carrots into half rounds. Add the carrots to the pot and continue to saute.

As the onion, garlic, celery, and carrots are sauteing, peel and cube the potatoes into 3/4 to 1-inch pieces. Add the cubed potatoes to the pot along with the lentils, rosemary, thyme, Dijon, soy sauce, brown sugar, and vegetable broth.

 Stir the ingredients to combine, then place a lid on the pot, turn the heat up to high, and bring the stew up to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn down to low and let it simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  To thicken the stew, mash the potatoes are you stir.

After 30 minutes, stir in peas and cook through.


  1. There are times I want soup or stew without meat in it. This is something I will try. Happy Birthday Polly. Wishing you many more and may they all be healthy and happy one's .

    1. It's very filling Dottie, would make quite a few meals for you.

    2. Thank you for the Happy Birthdays! This meal was so delicious,
      and I plan on making this for my evening meals of choice.
      Thank you Mrs. Linda for this great and delicious lunch YUMMY!!!!

  2. Happy Birthday Polly. I hope you have a wonderful day. I hear so much about you from Linda. I don't eat much meat anymore, so this recipe sounds like one for me. I am going to put this one on my to make list. Yum.

    1. Think you might like this one. It's tasty.