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Impressive but simple

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Impressive but simple

Meg | Apr 12, 2007 07:40 AM

Made a lentil soup the other night with sausage and spinach that was restaurant quality delicious, but so simple....my favorite combination. It was so good that the night after my husband and I had it for dinner, I served it again for out of town guests. The combination of black and cayenne pepper gave it a great edge, but without overpowering the lentils. A terrific change of pace from more traditional herb or cumin flavored lentils.

I'm putting this recipe away in a special place so that I'm sure to repeat it (and have included it below). What are your favorite tried and true recipes? Those great dishes that make your company think you spent hours slaving over the stove...

Lentil Soup with Sausage and Spinach
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1748,...

My variations....I used leftover easter kielbasa instead of sausage, made it on the stove top, added several cups of extra beef broth, a carrot, and lots of extra cayenne pepper. Btw, it's delectable without the meat.

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