... requires cooking that is fiery and filling enough to combat its icy chill. After work, my friend Dave and I went down to the horridly overpriced Bogopa supermarket in Bushwick, where I was dismayed to find that the price of lentils had gone up 30 cents.
Lentil Soup (for David)
1 part dry lentils (I prefer Goya because Jack Rabbit sucks ass.)
2 parts water
2 parts vegetable stock
2 tablespoons tomato paste
liquid smoke (use a LOT, and add it at the end.)
soy sauce to taste
tortillas (to thicken- I use Brooklyn's own Buena Vista brand.)
dried chile peppers
You know what to do. Throw down the lentils, peppers, water, stock, tomato paste, thyme, curry and garlic. Boil until everything's mushy and stuff, and toss in some liquid smoke, soy sauce, and torn up tortillas.
Kudos to Anders for letting me "borrow" his spices.