We are going to Brazil for this month’s #Food of the World event. I had couple of Brazilian recipes bookmarked from our A-Z International series, but both of them happened to be desserts and I was in no mood to make anything sweet. So after looking around for vegetarian recipes, I found this hearty and comforting lentil and kale soup on Cynthia Presser’s blog.
I had a bag of kale ready to be used and I also had some brown lentils (aka masoor dal) in the pantry. I think the original recipe had green lentils but the brown ones were just as good.
Just when we thought that winter is almost done in our neck of woods, it is showing its true colors now with snow almost twice every week. On top of that the temperature mostly hover below freezing, thanks to the Arctic blasts. So this soup is perfect for the kind of weather we are living in right now. Its hearty and comforting when served hot. Soup keeps well in the fridge and reheats well too. It can also be frozen.