French Lentil and Vegetable Soup
One of Bobbi Brown's winter staples, this hearty lentil soup—from the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook—gets its robust flavor from small, green French lentils. Also called Le Puy lentils, they are high in soluble fiber, a cholesterol fighter, and less starchy than common brown lentils. Look for French lentils at specialty shops or cybercucina.com (800-796-0116). Warming Soup Recipes
The soup can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Let return to room temperature and reheat gently, adding more stock to adjust the consistency if necessary.
One Serving 331 cal, 8 gm fat, 1.2 gm saturated fat, 47 gm carb, 21 gm fiber.
This earthy soup needs a forthright, gutsy red with an earthiness of its own, like a Malbec from Argentina.