Sunday Lentil & Kale Coriander Stew (with Kielbasa)


  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 -3 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 chopped Poblano pepper
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 can vegetable broth
  • 1½ cup lentils
  • 3 chopped sweet potatoes

Add seeds to heated oil in cast iron drying pan, toast for about 3 minutes. Remove from pan and grind in a bowl.
Add carrots and onion to the pan, saute, then add the pepper, celery, add the spices listed above and stir. Add broth and stir until just boiling. Add the crushed cumin and coriander seeds.

Place the ingredients into the crock pot. Add the lentils and sweet protatoes, stir.

Cook on low for 6 hours.

  • lots of chopped kale
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 lb chopped kielbasa

Add the remaining ingredients to the cooked mixture, stir, and cook another 2 hours on low.

I made this before I had to go out for the day, and I was both tired and preoccupied with a number of things, and forgot to add the kielbasa before I started cooking it. So I cut the sausage up in pieces and heated it up in the cast iron frying pan before adding it along with the kale and coconut milk.