For the record, stomach bugs and food blogs don’t really go hand in hand – however I’m slowly getting back to normal and with that slowly getting back in the kitchen. When I’m sick, be it stomach flu or otherwise, I tend to go toward simple dishes – mostly because being on my feet for an extended amount of time is bad. I also tend to use tools such as my slow cooker and dutch oven, since both lend themselves to being set up and walked away from. This delicious lentil soup is simple, hearty, and easy on the stomach in addition to being adaptable for either slow cooker or dutch oven.
Since I had spent more than a fair amount of the day in bed, I went for the dutch oven this time around. For a slow cooker, precook the onions then add everything else and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 2. If cooking on low, turn to high for 30 minutes before serving in order to ensure the pasta has cooked thru – adding more liquid at this point if needed.