Olive Oil 1 Red Onion (finely chopped) Salt and Pepper to taste
For Daphne's Stew: In a heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat, add about 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Once the oil is shimmering and hot, add the onion. Season with salt and saute for 4 to 5 minutes, or until soft.
7 Carrots (thinly sliced coins) 2 Celery Ribs (finely chopped) 3 Garlic cloves (finely minced) 2 cups Red Lentils (rinsed) 2 teaspooons Cumin Seeds (toasted and ground) 1 teaspoon Coriander (toasted and ground) 1 teaspoon Chipotle Chili Flakes 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric 6 cups Water
Add the carrots and celery and cook for 3 more minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 1 more minute. Add in the rinsed lentils and cook for about 2 minutes, toasting in the oil. Add the cumin seeds, coriander, chipotle chili falkes, and turmeric, and continue to toast for another minute, or until fragrant. Add the water and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce to a very low heat and gently simmer for about 10 minutes.
1 Sweet Potato (peeled and finely diced; about 1 cup) 1 bunch Black Kale (finely shredded)
Then, carefully stir in the sweet potato and kale. Cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked through but not mushy.
Once cooked, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
1 cup Goat Cheese (at room temperature) 1/3 cup Spicy Mango Chutney 1 tablespoon Curry Powder Olive Oil
For Mario's Croutons: Preheat the oven to broil. Mix together the goat cheese, mango chutney, curry powder, and about 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
1 piece of Focaccia Bread (cut into wedges)
Smear the focaccia pieces with about 1 tablespoon of the goat cheese mixture and place them on a baking sheet. Put under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and melted.
Remove the tray from the oven and let cool slightly. Serve the croutons with the stew.