Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Organic Ginger Carrot Lentil Stew (8 hour slow cook crock pot) gluten free

Organic Ginger Carrot Lentil Stew

Gluten Free 8 hour slow cook crock pot

NOTE:  I use only organic and non-GMO products in my recipes.

Place the following in crock pot to simmer on high for about 15 minutes:
-4 cups of organic broth (chicken or vegetable)
-½ tsp of ground turmeric
-½ tsp of ground ginger
-½ tsp of onion powder
-½ tsp of garlic powder
-Pepper to taste (I sprinkle across the top and stir)

ADD the following and simmer on low for 4 hours:
-2 cups of pre-soaked organic red lentils
-4 cups of shredded carrots**

ADD 16 oz bag of organic veggies of your choice and simmer on low for an additional 3-4 hours:
-2 cups of pre-soaked organic red lentils+
-4 cups of shredded carrots**

**This batch was actually all of the carrot fiber left over from that morning’s juicing. It is the equivalent of shredded carrots with the moisture removed. The vegetables for this batch was an organic “Santa Fe” blend which consisted of red beans, carrots, broccoli, and green beans.

+organic red lentils are soaked overnight.

Side note:  I have a gluten sensitivity, not an allergy and I am a MAJOR raw foodie/green smoothie addict. A hearty stew like this is a nice way to satisfy my craving for starches since I do not consume pasta or rice.

TRIVIA:  Did you know that corn starch is BAD? Yes, it's a genetically modified food which has been shown to cause health problems. The healthy alternative to thicken stews, soups, and sauces is to add ground oatmeal.