I know I am not alone when it comes to picking up all sorts of pantry staples for a rainy day and when the rainy days comes I lament I have no food in the house. I have taken on a oath to not only use what I have before I buy more but share the simple ways those standards can really sing. My bag of red lentils was one I always looked on with a wistful eye. It seemed like it would take forever to cook or need to be part of thought out menu for dinner guests. Sticking to my plan I was happy when I found this recipe for red lentil soup from The Kitchn. It also took care of the extra carrots, onions, and celery I had lying around.