Molasses Lentil Soup

Photo of red lentils, brown lentils and green lentils for molasses lentil soup post by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

We used brown lentils because that's what we had at home

 “Too many cooks spoil the broth” isn’t always the case. CAMARADERIE makes “group cook” a fun time, and no matter how experienced you are, you can always pick up some culinary tips. My Mom and I and our friends Julie and Margot made lentil soup at a recent group cook, on a cold day when none of us wanted to go out.

Photo of Margot and Charis making lentil art before cooking organic lentil soup for blog post by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t., on group cook, lentil soup and legally blonde

Margot and I made some lentil art before cooking the soup

Julie is an INTUITIVE chef who doesn’t need a cookbook to whip up a great recipe. We started with lentils and threw in ingredients she had in her kitchen that we knew would work. Margot, Julie and I assembled the ingredients and chopped away.

Photo of jennie chopping garlic for molasses lentil soup recipe by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

My Mom intensely chopping the garlic

My Mom, the only cooking-challenged member of the team, put all of her energy into chopping the garlic and then decided she would stick with taking photos.

Photo of molasses and olive oil in saucepan for lentil soup post by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

Molasses is the ingredient that makes this soup special

Julie recommended we saute the spices in olive oil and molasses to bring out their flavor before adding them to the soup. I learned that molasses adds an interesting, SUBTLE (sweet) flavor to a standard lentil soup recipe.

Photo of julie eisenberg janson and charis freiman-mendel with pot of lentil soup on cooking on for lentil soup post by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

Julie giving Charis some pointers

Photo of margot janson and helping hands working over the lentil soup pot for lentil soup post by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

Three sets of hands working on finishing touches. Margot was in charge of the lemon.

Molasses Lentil Soup recipe by Charis Freiman-Mendel, author of Cook Your Way through The S.a.T.

When you COLLABORATE in cooking, you can expand your culinary REPERTOIRE, and have lots of fun.

Charis (and Julie, Margot and Jennie)

  • CAMARADERIE = friendship
  • SUBTLE = delicate
  • INTUITIVE = instinctive
  • COLLABORATE = team up
  • REPERTOIRE = collection

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