Feb 19

A Simple Recipe with the Always Pan

Just a quick recipe for those cold winter evenings.

A Simple Recipe with the Always Pan

It's been a while since I created a blog post on here, but I wanted to share a little project I've been working on with Our Place. If you haven’t heard the name, you may still have seen their well known Always Pan float across your social media at some point. The idea behind the product is to create a minimal one pot experience in the kitchen, essentially condensing eight products down to one and eliminating the need for multiple pots & pans. A big winner in my book is that Our Place was founded and built by women and people from all different cultures and upbringings. These roots are reflected in the design of the Always Pan by creating a product which does not favor one traditional dish over another. Use the Always Pan to make dumplings on Monday, lentil soup on Wednesday, and a one-pot pasta at the end of a long week.

Now, when I'm in the kitchen you'll most likely find me baking, so I felt it'd be more appropriate to highlight one of my wife’s hearty soups she enjoys preparing. This recipe was already perfect before the Always Pan, but we immediately noticed how the pan cooks the soup more evenly and doesn’t need a whole lot of heat to do so. I’m always on dish duty, so I was shocked at how easy it was to clean compared to our older pans which required the good old “let it soak” method. Kennedy's one-pot Winter Lentil & Sweet Potato Soup has been outlined with the ingredients and instructions below. If you'd like to follow this recipe along with your own Always Pan feel free to use my code QRISSNEAD10 for 10% off your order (*excludes gift cards).

Winter Lentil & Sweet Potato Soup

Our Place Always Pan

Ingredients (4-5 servings)

  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 peeled & diced sweet potato
  • 3 chopped carrots
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup lentils
  • Slice of lemon
  • Handful of chopped kale
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Trader Joe's Everday Seasoning (optional)


  1. In a large pot, throw in your garlic, onion & a drizzle of olive oil on medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes while continually stirring.
  2. Season with garlic powder, black pepper, & curry powder (*Trader Joe's Everyday Seasoning optional)
  3. Add in carrots & sweet potatoes with some additional olive oil if needed. Stir & cover the pot for 5 minutes.
  4. Put your 4 cups of vegetable broth in and stir, covering again until it is boiling
  5. Once it is boiling, wash & add in your cup of lentils, stirring it in & covering once more. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the lentils are soft.
  6. Throw in your desired amount of kale, squeeze the lemon slice juice in the pot, & stir. This is the perfect time to add a little bit more of the spices if you'd like. Cover the pot for 2 minutes to soften kale.
  7. Serve with a baguette or any side of choice.