curried lentil soup

Today is day 7 of my elimination diet. I think it’s getting easier, mind you I haven’t gone out with friends or to a restaurant yet so those challenges are yet to come. I am really enjoying not working at the moment because it is giving me extra free time to play in my kitchen and make magic. 😉 All of my meals are made at home and it really does help with my diet restrictions for the next few weeks. Have you guys read Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog/website called GOOP? It’s pretty cool, she has everything from fashion, cooking, home decorating to where to stay and eat in different cities. The website just posted their annual detox and I have been looking over the tasty recipes. The detox is very similar to an elimination diet so that’s perfect for me. I decided to try the lentil soup recipe on the site, but as always I changed a few things and made it my own. 😉 Nothing tastes better then a bowl of homed soup made with love. 🙂

Detox lentil soup

Healthy Lentil Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Vegan Gluten Free
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ½ White onion finely chopped
  • 1 small shallot finely chopped
  • 1 large clove of garlic crushed
  • 1 nub of fresh ginger chopped or grated
  • 1 cup of red lentils
  • 2 cups of vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lime (juiced)
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tbs of chopped fresh cilantro
  • parsley for garnish
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat then add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until the onion become translucent.
  2. Next add the garlic, ginger, cilantro and other spices and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the lentils and the stock and bring the soup to a boil, then turn it down to simmer, put the lid on and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Once the soup is ready you can add the lime juice and garnish with parsley.
  5. Serve and enjoy
  6. Note: I pureed my soup in my blender, it will taste good either way.

Lentil Soup with Lime

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