The love of good, hearty food runs deep in my family.
My parents are my inspiration for cooking, in our family, we come together when we cook. Whether through watching “Iron Chef” or “Chopped”, whipping up recipes passed down from generations, or cooking “fusion foods” over our father-daughter cooking sessions every Saturday, the love of flavors, ingredients, spices has been the glue in our family. Over the kitchen counter, we’d spill a mixture of food & feelings, what was eating at us, pent up thoughts, anxieties unspoken that now had an outlet. Stirring the proverbial pot, so to speak.
One of my dad’s favorite things to make, is this Moroccan Lentil Soup. With warm spices like paprika, oregano, cumin & a rich aroma, this hearty soup is super comforting. Paired with Butternut Squash Risotto, it makes for a perfect dinner. An added bonus is your house will smell like a Moroccan spice market once you’re done making this soup.
It works well both as a chunky, hearty stew or even if you blend it all up. High in protein, fiber & low in carbs, it’s the kind of goodness you don’t expect from something that tastes so darn good.
From our kitchen to yours, here’s my dad’s “man-made” savory, warm & hearty Moroccan Lentil Soup.