Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew and Naptime Chef Cookbook Giveaway


by Feb 28th, 2012 // Dinner, Giveaway, Healthy, Uncategorized

Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew and Naptime Chef Cookbook Giveaway


I got my copy of The Naptime Chef Cookbook and it is filled with mouthwatering recipes. Seriously, I want to make everything! What’s so great about this cookbook is that you prep during nap and cook with the kids later. But we have to start somewhere so the kids and I chose the sweet potato and lentil stew because it’s cold outside. So enjoy this delicious recipe and if you like it as much as we do let us know in the comment section and see if you are randomly selected to win a free copy of The Naptime Chef Cookbook.

It’s just me and my little guy for the afternoon, and this recipe was perfect for us. I prepped during naptime and once lincoln woke up and was past the groggy stage he was eager to get to work in the kitchen. Normally I take one look at a recipe and end up changing a ton of ingredients, but I decided to stick with this one.

Boy am I glad I did, this stew is perfect as is. My husband could not stop talking about how delicious it is and Lincoln was spooning it in faster then he could eat. What a way to start with this new cookbook, the only thing is I want to keep making this stew every night! Get the recipe after the jump and don’t forget to comment for your chance to bring home all of the Naptime Chef’s recipes…

Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew

Naptime prep – 15 minutes

cook time – 50 minutes

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

1 garlic clove, minced

2 teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

32 oz low sodium chicken stock

2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes

1 14oz can chopped tomatoes with juices

1 cup brown lentils

fresh ground pepper to taste

1. In a heavy stockpot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and gently sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the ginger, garlic, curry powder, and salt to the pan and stir until the mixture is fragrant, about 2 minutes.

3. Carefully pour in the chicken stock and ass the potatoes, tomatoes, and lentils. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the stew to a boil. Allow to bowl for 1 minute, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer everything, stirring occasionally for about 40 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender enough to pierce with a fork. Before serving taste the soup and add an extra pinch of salt and pepper in necessary. Serve hot!

final stew

35 Comments on “Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew and Naptime Chef Cookbook Giveaway”

  1. 1.) abbi
    February 29th, 2012

    Looks like a great recipe…I’ve been on a lentil kick lately!

  2. 2.) alexa
    February 29th, 2012

    That sounds like a good cookbook and the stew sounds delicious.

  3. 3.) Mrs. Rachel
    February 29th, 2012

    That stew looks delicious, and what a fun cookbook idea.

  4. 4.) danielle
    February 29th, 2012

    Sounds great!

  5. 5.) Cecilia
    February 29th, 2012

    I’m going to go buy some sweet potatoes and make that tonight!

  6. 6.) Stacie Fontinell
    February 29th, 2012

    That looks so yummy! love new lentil recipes.

  7. 7.) Liv
    February 29th, 2012

    Looks delicious!! And I’m definitely interested in checking out the cookbook. Maybe it will help me get my picky 4.5 y.o. eating foods other than pizza/hot dogs/nuggets!

  8. 8.) Stephanie
    February 29th, 2012

    This looks great! I would sub veggie stock for chicken broth – but otherwise looks easy and delicous

  9. 9.) Kim N.
    February 29th, 2012

    That stew sounds great and the recipe looks simple!

  10. 10.) Christine
    February 29th, 2012

    What a great concept for a book. That recipe looks perfect for today’s blustery weather.

  11. 11.) Catie
    February 29th, 2012

    This looks soooo good! Great meal for these last few weeks of winter.

  12. 12.) Natasha
    February 29th, 2012

    Sounds fantastic on a chilly night. Cute idea for a cookbook too.

  13. 13.) Debbie
    February 29th, 2012

    What a great cookbook! I often prep during naptime and would love more recipes. Thanks!

  14. 14.) Katie Rose Alexander
    March 1st, 2012

    Yum! Looks easy and delicious.

  15. 15.) nik
    March 1st, 2012

    The recipe is fabulous…I love anything with lentils and today’s ridiculously blustery cold weather makes me crave this stew like mad! Thank you for sharing it! 🙂

  16. 16.) Jupiter
    March 2nd, 2012

    This looks like one that would be a hit in our house, for sure!

  17. 17.) melanie
    March 3rd, 2012

    I’d have to eat it at naptime, too (no one else in my house will eat lentils or sweet potatoes!) but I think this sounds amazing!

  18. 18.) Ashley
    March 4th, 2012

    This recipe is definitely on my short list! My son’s favorite food is sweet potatoes and I’m always trying to find ways to incorporate lentils into our diets.

  19. 19.) Deana
    March 4th, 2012

    I love sweet potatoes. This looks like the perfect dinner!

  20. 20.) Sarah B
    March 7th, 2012

    Looks like a great recipe! I’m adding it to my to-cook list!

  21. 21.) Elizabeth
    March 8th, 2012

    My daughter and I just made for lunch today. It was absolutely delicious!!!

  22. 22.) shelly (cookies and cups)
    March 11th, 2012

    This looks so so good! Totally making this for the family 🙂

  23. 23.) Miranda
    March 11th, 2012

    Great recipe!

  24. 24.) SANDY
    March 12th, 2012

    looks yummy

  25. 25.) Nicole
    March 12th, 2012

    That sounds so yummy!

  26. 26.) Kristina
    March 12th, 2012

    I think my Sweet Potato Skeptical boyfriend would like this – sounds amazing!

  27. 27.) Julie @BananasForBourbon
    March 12th, 2012

    Sweet potato and lentil stew is such a great flavor combo. Definitely a great dish!

  28. 28.) Charlene G
    March 12th, 2012

    I love sweet potatoes, but have never had lentils. Looks very yummy! I would love to win, thanks for the chance.

  29. 29.) carrie
    March 12th, 2012

    I can’t wait for my boy to come home from grandmas to cook this. My boy has been showing a lot of interest in cooking lately by asking to help more and more.

  30. 30.) Scorpio Woman
    March 12th, 2012

    I like lentils but I’m not really into sweet potatoes. But it looks great and your son seems to have fun in the kitchen 🙂

  31. 31.) Michelle
    March 16th, 2012

    This recipe looks good and it is a plus that your kid likes it.

  32. 32.) Lori
    March 27th, 2012

    How many servings is this recipe?

  33. 33.) Lori
    October 10th, 2012

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy this recipe! Making a batch right now. Delicious!!!

  34. 34.) YogaMomma
    November 12th, 2012

    Can’t wait to make this. I also can’t believe no one has commented on step 3 when it’s time to ass the potatoes! Thanks for the recipe.

  35. 35.) Kate
    June 25th, 2013

    I didn’t ass the potatoes, I only added them – but, it still turned out delicious!

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