4 leeks, white and light green parts only
1 bunch kale (mine was huge, so I ended up using half)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, undrained
6 cups water
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut
1/2 cup brown lentils
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Add to a large bowl filled with cold water and swish to remove any grit. Drain and pay dry. Lay on a paper towel.
Remove the stems from the kale and then thinly slice the leaves. You want about 3 cups of leaves.
Peel and chop your sweet potatoes. You want them to be bite sized or smaller. Measure out the lentils, prepare your thyme leaves, and open your can of diced tomatoes.
Add a large saucepan to the stove over medium heat. Add the oil and heat. Add the leeks and cook for three minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the water and bring to a boil.
Stir in the kale, sweet potatoes, lentils, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
If freezing, you can spoon into individual containers, let cool, and freeze at this point.
If enjoying immediately, eat as is, or sprinkle with some grated Parmesan cheese.
I can’t wait to enjoy this on my “colder” days in the office!