Lentil Sweet Potato SoupLentil Sweet Potato Soup
From All-Creatures.org Vegan Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Lentil Sweet Potato Soup
2 lbs. Lentils, dried
10 Cups Water
3 Cups Onions, pureed
1 28 oz. Can Tomatoes, crushed
2 tbsp. Parsley, dried leaves
2 tbsp. Paprika
2 tsp. Mint, dried leaves
1-1/2 tsp. Allspice, ground
1-1/2 tsp. Cinnamon, ground
Cayenne or Hot Red Pepper Sauce, to taste
2 lbs. Sweet Potatoes.

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Lentil Sweet Potato Soup is a delicious sweet and spicy vegan recipe that we make in our slow-cooker. This recipe serves 8 adults as a main meal, or 24 servings as an appetizer soup. Leftovers can be stored in the covered pot in the refrigerator for a few days without loss of flavor. Preparation time is about 30 minutes, and the cooking time is long since it's being cooked in a slow cooker.(:-))

We prepare this recipe in our 6-1/2 quart slow-cooker. It is also great for leftovers so we don't have to cook every day. The nice thing about preparing this easy and delicious recipe in the slow-cooker is that it gives us time to do other things while it's cooking. If you want to make a smaller batch, cut the recipe in half.

The lentils can be cooked the evening before if you want to eat the soup for a noon meal, or early in the morning for an evening meal.

Clean and wash the lentils and place them in the container of the slow-cooker with 10 cups of cold water, set the heat to "low", cover, and simmer for 4 to 6 hours, or until morning if you cook them overnight.

When the lentils are cooked, add the crushed tomatoes and mix well.

Peel and wash the onions, cut into chunks, place them in the container of a high-speed blender, cover, and puree them on high speed for a finished volume of 3 cups. Add to the slow cooker and mix well.

Add the seasonings, mix well, cover, and let simmer for another half hour to an hour.

While the soup is simmering, wash and clean the sweet potatoes, and remove the stem ends and any other bad spots. Cut and dice the sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces, add to the slow cooker, cover, and let simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender (about 2 hours).

Serve and enjoy with a large tossed salad.

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!