I should use my crock pot more often. Ir’s over 10 years old, holds 2.5 quarts, and is perfect for doing a couple of meals. Having some leftover beets, purple potatoes, carrots and frozen celery on hand, I decided to toss this together. For the spices, I absentmindedly threw in tumeric, chili powder, paprika, ground coriandor, bay leaf, chili pepper flakes , salt and basil. Oh and of course, green lentils.