Soups

Lentil Soup with Sausage, Chard, & Garlic

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I know I keep saying that we’re not big soup fans, but here I go again with another soup recipe. What’s happening to me? Maybe it’s the chilly winter breezes that have been lingering around, or the hope of spring (when all soup recipes in our house go out the door until fall). Truth be told, I was looking for a meal that incorporates lentils & I stumbled upon this gem & looked no further. Have you ever gotten on a little healthy food kick? You know the kind that causes you to pick somet

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1/2 cup olive oil, divided
3 large links of pork sausage, casings removed (you could use Italian sausage, but I don't really like it, so we went with a plain sausage & added Italian seasonings to it while it was cooking)
1 medium onion, diced
2 celery stalks, sliced
2 medium carrots, peeled & sliced into half-moons
4 cloves garlic, sliced (reserve half for later in recipe)
Kosher salt
A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup brown lentils, sorted & rinsed
2 bay leaves
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
6 cups water
Freshly ground black pepper
3 to 4 cups shredded Swiss chard leaves or kale
Grated Parmesan cheese to top
Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large pot on medium. Cook the sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until it starts to brown, about five minutes. Add the onion, celery, carrots, first two garlic cloves, a...
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Nutritions

Calories
210

Sodium
134mg
5% DV

Fat
19g
30% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
17g
5% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV

Mezcal Negroni

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Simplicity & good Mezcal take the Campari cocktail, Negroni, from classic to iconic.

Mezcal Negroni:
1 fl. oz. Mezcal ( El Silencio Espadin )
1 fl. oz. Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
1 fl. oz. Campari
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Stir with Ice & Strain
Pour into Rocks Glass
Garnish with Orange Peel


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Nutritions

Calories
0

Sodium
0mg
0% DV

Fat
0g
0% DV

Protein
0g
0% DV

Carbs
0g
0% DV

Fiber
0g
0% DV