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We might have just saved your day!  Feedin’ a crowd on Christmas Eve calls for some slow-cooker magic.  Well…here you have it!  Healthy, check.  Filling, check.  Easy, check.  Belleicious?  You bet!!

Belleicious Lentil Soup

Place in crockpot:
2 cups butternut squash (peeled and cubed)
2 cups carrots (peeled and sliced)
1 cup potatoes (chopped), optional
1 cup celery (chopped)
1 cup lentils
1 cup yellow split peas (or just use more lentils)
1 onion (chopped)
5 cloves garlic (minced)
8-10 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 teaspoons herbs de provence (or we like to sub in curry, cumin and coriander)
1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)

Set crockpot on High for 4 hours or on Low for 8 hours

Add at the end:

1/2 cup olive oil
2-3 cups kale (stems removed, chopped)
1 cup parsley (chopped)
a swish of sherry, red wine vinegar, or lemon juice to add a nice tangy bite

gather the goods…

do your peelin’, slicin’ and dicin’…

toss ’em in…

the end…