Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
2 medium carrots, chopped
2T canola or olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium celery stalks, chopped
1 garlic clove
2 cups dried lentils
2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into cubes
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes (optional)
Saute first 4 ingredients for 5-7 minutes.
Add in garlic and cook 1 more minute.
Add 7 cups of water to lentils. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add potatoes; cook covered-15 minutes.
Add in tomatoes. Warm another 4 minutes.
Season to taste.