For some reason beyond me though, this kid will eat soups mixed up with all kinds of 'stuff', & he'll usually finish most of a bowl. So we eat A LOT of soup. (It's ok... The rest of us love it, so we don't complain).
This is a great basic soup that's super easy to make from fresh or dehydrated ingredients. It uses lentils, but you can substitute with any bean or grain, if you like.
***In most cases, you'll use 1/4 the amount of dry ingredients. So, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of chopped onion, you'll use approx 1/4 c. dry onion flakes.
1 chopped onion
2 tsp. chili powder
2 1/2 tsp. unrefined salt (we use pink Himalayan)
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
2 crushed garlic cloves
2-3 c. stewed chopped tomatoes (depending on your taste buds)
7-8 c. filtered water
2 c. lentils (If using other dry beans or grains, soak over night before cooking)
2 c. shredded zucchini
2 c. corn (optional)
Saute' onion in a bit of coconut oil or butter. Add rest of ingredients, cover, & simmer for approx 60 mins, or until beans/grains are tender. This would also work great as a slow-cooker soup... cooked on low for several hours.
*NOTE: One of my favorite spices is cumin. I added extra of that - as well as some pepper to this recipe & love it. Just play with the taste & add spices according to what you like.