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Green lentil soup

15 Nov

Green lentil soup (adapted from joanne-eatswellwithothers.com)

  • 1 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 onion, sliced thin and chopped
  • ~1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 c. diced tomatoes, drained
  • 6 c. chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 c. dry french green lentils or 3 c. presoaked lentils
  • 1 1/4 c. coconut milk
  • large handful chopped greens
  • 1 tsp. sea salt

Saute the onion in the coconut oil ~5 min. Add the tomatoes, thyme, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Cook for another minute. Add the broth and lentils. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down, cover, and simmer. When lentils are soft (~25 min later), add the greens, coconut milk, and salt to taste. Heat until warmed through.

Good with tortilla chips on top. 

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Sweet potatoes, peas, and greens with ginger, curry, and turmeric

8 Jul

Sweet potatoes, peas, and greens with ginger, curry, and turmeric

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 5/6 shallots
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 tsp. ginger, shredded or minced
  • 3 to 4 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp. turmeric
  • ~1 c. peas
  • ~1 c. chopped spinach or sweet potato leaves

Cook the sweet potatoes.

Saute the shallots in butter and olive oil.  Add garlic, wait ~30 sec., then add ginger, curry, and turmeric.  After ~30 sec., add the peas and chopped greens.  Dice the sweet potatoes and add them too.  Heat on low until greens are wilted and warm throughout.  Serve over rice.