I don't usually post recipes. And well, this isn't. I'm just so excited that I was able to make mirepoix from my own front yard. That said, I took a recipe that I ate at my friend's house over at The Full Montessori, and changed it up just a bit. I apologize, but I don't measure when I cook so this isn't a true recipe, but a list of what I used and what I did. This is not truly vegetarian since I used chicken broth, but you can substitute, and you can substitute butter and cheese and egg and it will be vegan. I'm sure you can figure it out.
few seeds cumin
tablespoon olive oil
spoon of paprika
2 cloves garlic
generous grating of nutmeg
few pinches good salt and pepper
(chicken broth)- can use water or vegetable, I had some I had make a few days ago.
I melted butter and olive oil, threw in onion, celery, and carrots, cumin, garlic with pinch of salt till soft, then added sweet potato, nutmeg, salt/pepper and paprika for an additional few min. Tossed in lentils with a few cups of chicken broth and let it cook down. When soft, I pureed it in hand blender leaving it slightly chunky.
I served it for the kids with cheese and a dollop of butter (and chicken on the side). I had it with a poached egg (which was my first time to try!!).
Happy last days of lent!
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