French Onion Soup Sandwiches

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Feb 022015
 

French Onion Soup Sandwiches
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 4 Ciabatta rolls, halved
  • 1 c. shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 4 c. no-beef broth, heated (you can find meatless beef broth at stores like Whole Foods)
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on low heat.
  2. Add sliced onions and cook until caramelized about an hour and fifteen minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in salt and pepper to taste and thyme.
  4. Heat Panini press or grill on high.
  5. Divide caramelized onions onto bottom of rolls and top each one with ¼ cup of cheese and top half of roll.
  6. Grill for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is golden-brown.
  7. Serve each sandwich with 1 cup of broth.

 

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

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Feb 022015
 

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp safflower oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1½ tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2-3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¾-inch cubes
  • 7 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 cup baby spinach or kale
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat and sauté onion for about 2 minutes, until soft.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and ginger, cooking an addition 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne and salt and cook for 2 minutes, tasting to make sure it’s to your liking.
  4. Next add the sweet potatoes, broth and lentils.
  5. Bring soup to a boil then reduce heat and cover, allowing to simmer for about 30 minutes.
  6. Then add spinach (or kale) and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Enjoy!