Dec 16, 2010

Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup, NYE Dresses

First, the fun stuff: fashion! The other day, I snagged these Steve Madden glitter heels:
And now I have to decide between two dresses to wear them with on NYE. 

Option A:
 Option B:
Help choose!

Now, onto the serious stuff. I made a new soup!

Spicy Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup


Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup lentils (I used 1/2 cup red, 1/2 cup green)
  • 6 cups broth
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • s&p
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the celery and carrot and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add sweet potato, lentils, stock, cumin, and cayenne.
  4. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes.
As long as you use vegetable broth, this is another vegetarian recipe. With all the vegetables it is a very filling and comforting soup. Add the cayenne carefully – 1/4 tsp. is plenty.
Enjoy!

64 comments:

  1. I like the purple. It seems my classic move is to always buy the solid colors so I can mix and match with accessories and such...

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  2. Dress 1 fo sho. Matches the glittery shoes so perfectly!! I need to get a pair of shoes like that stat...

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  3. How about I have christian louboutins just like that, I got them for my wedding, and I love the glitter!!!

    Dress 2 for sure!!!!!!!! I love u girl! Muah!!!

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  4. Excellent choice on the shoes! Steve Madden's got some amazing platforms out this season. Definitely wear them with #2, the purple. The color's better for an evening outing and the shoes will provide the sparkle and stand out more against the darker color - add some sparkly, chunky earrings as well and you'll be all set!

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  5. Love the shoes! And I vote for the purple dress! You are gonna snag a hot man in that outfit- if you don't already have a hot date! Soup looks delish!

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  6. Dress A hands down. Matches the shoes. If you don't get it, I'll wear it.

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  7. The shoes are gorg and I am really loving option B! Maybe I am partial to purple, but it's a great find!

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  8. Love those shoes! And I vote for dress #2!

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  9. Option B! The first dress is cute but I think it's too matchy matchy. The purple is sexier too.

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  10. OMG! I'm in love with those glitter heels! And it's a tough decision but I vote for Option B.

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  11. Option B!!!!!! They would make SUCH a cute pair!

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  12. I am planning on making a lentil soup tonight! Yours looks very yum! If i had some sweet potatoes - I would totally make this. Shoes are so cute- and BOTH dresses are adorable. But I think I like #1 best

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  13. Doesn't Lulus cover return shipping? Look into it, I think they do. If they do, get both! The sizing is a bit inconsistent and you don't want to be stuck with 1 amazing dress that doesn't fit.

    But, I like the purple :) and the sparkle shoes!

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  14. I LOVE the shoes and dress #2. The soup looks delicious!

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  15. ooooh thanks for the recipe!

    Dress B/option 2 is AWESOME! The other is super cute but this one wins for me!

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  16. Love the sparkle- dress number 2!
    I love the deep colors :)

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  17. The purple dress, DEFINITELY! You'll be a kitten in that one :)

    PS - I'm going to be starting my blog again next week. Yay!!

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  18. Those shoes are amaaaaazing! I'm obsessed with anything glittery.

    Both dresses are so cute! I think the shoes would go better with the second one though. :)

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  19. Definitely the second dress - love that dark colo! And the glittery heels! :)

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  20. I really want a pair of sparkly pumps for the holidays. NYE will be lame AGAIN this year.. not really thrilled about that one lol.

    xo

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  21. The purple dress! The color will look so pretty with your blonde hair. My friend bought those shoes and when I saw them I nearly died marveling at how beautiful they are. Too bad I'm 6 ft-those babies would make me about as tall as an NBA player. Sigh.

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  22. The first dress would be absolutely fabulous on you....I feel like the purple would almost make you look washed out (if that's possible).

    PS - LOVE THOSE SHOES!!!! I love shoes, preiod. I don't shop for clothes, but I can throw down dollars for some shoes!

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  23. ok well both options are AWESOME but I would vote for the purple dress :) SO cute. Ahhh love the heels too. So perfect for NYE :)

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  24. I love NY dresses!I like the second option, a bit more formal but it looks more new years-ish

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  25. I am so jealous! I love those shoes but I didnt find them until AFTER I bought another pair of glitter heels.
    Dress #1 is my fav.

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  26. Those shoes are H.O.T.!!!!
    Love the 2nd dress :)

    Jen
    http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

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  27. both dresses look great but my vote is for purple, so those shoes will really stand out. And love the recipe. Would not have thought to put lentils with sweet potatoes. Will bookmark...thx!!

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  28. I've been eyeing those shoes for a MONTH now! Hello Christmas list! I'm so jealous! And definitely wear it with the purple dress :)

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  29. i like option #2! i think it's a bad picture of option #1, because i really can't tell what the dress is like. it's very summery though.

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  30. LOVE those shoes! I definitely vote option b!

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  31. LOVE those shoes! I wish my hubby wasn't so short so I could weatr bigger heels like that! haha I defiitely feel option B!!

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  32. No brainer: BOTH!

    Soup looks delish!

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  33. What the hell...I check back in here to get that damn soup recipe and I notice that I clearly don't fit in with the rest of your followers (that just made you sound like a cult leader or something)! Clearly that purple dress is winning. Boo...I still say the first one rocks more.

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  34. lentil soup is like a good vegetarian chili...thick and hearty!
    I like option A, it looks comfy and sexy at the same time.
    LC

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  35. #2! Those shoes are awesome. Have fun with whatever you are doing!

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  36. The shoes are out of control hot!!!

    Hm, they are both super cute, but I think dress 1!

    Soup + sweet potatoes?! Have me over for dinner?? ;)

    xoxo

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  37. Dress TWO!

    P.S. LOVE the pumps! Crazy + Cute.

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  38. Number 2 Baby!!!! Rock that sexy dress like you have never rocked anything before :)

    xxoo

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  39. Dress B looks more New Years-ish but I LOVE Dress A!

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  40. I WANT THOSE SHOES

    I WANT THAT SOUP

    k, thanks, bye ;-)

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  41. I vote for the purple dress - I think it is nore NYE style.

    P.S. Stop by my blog if you have a chance - I am hosting an amazing EmersonMade giveaway, just in time for the holidays!

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  42. LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes!!!

    You can't go wrong with either dress...both are very cute. However, I think the shoes will *pop* more if you wear the purple one. :-)

    I've tried many lentil soups, but never one with sweet potatoes...great idea!

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  43. Okay those shoes are divine! I bought the same pair in black last week for my husbands Christmas party! OH MY GOSH!! love em! I also LOVE the darker dress! Gorgeous!

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  44. I love option 2! Although all I could think was how freezing I would be in either of those dresses. LOL

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  45. I love the blue dress. Those shoes are so cute. The soup looks awesome.

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  46. Both are super sexy but I like B best. That soup looks AMAZING!!! Please send me some! Hope you are having an amazing weekend!

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  47. why do i find myself over hear every time you mention sweet potatoes! haha i love the irony of that!! <3

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  48. I am loving option A! But either one will look fab I am sure! :-)

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  49. Option A is fun and flirty and can be worn for many other occasions! And I think the shoes are a perfect compliment :)

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  50. So I'm going to be the odd ball, but I LOVEEEEE dress #1 & I think it would be perfect on you. I ALMOST bought those shoes too!!! I saw them on the Victoria's Secret website & I think they are SOOOO cute :)

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  51. those shoes! killer. i want sparkly shoes badlyyyyyy!

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  52. Any chance you can share where the purple dress came from? I'm looking for a purple dress for my rehearsal dinner and that one would be PERFECT :)

    PS LOVE the shoes!

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