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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. 


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.