2 cups Red Lentil – Rinsed and drained 4 cups of Vegetable broth – I use Trader Joes organic broth 1-2 cups of filtered water 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup or one full red onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 1 Tablespoon Curry powder if desired – I use Trader Joes Brand 1 Tablespoon Ground cumin ½ Tablespoon Coriander ½ to 1 Tablespoon Turmeric, if desired Sea salt and pepper to taste
Simmer rinsed red lentils in vegetable broth and water until soft, about 20 minutes. Sauté the vegetables in coconut oil- Either adding the spices with the vegetables or directly into the soup. When vegetables are slightly soft, add to the lentil mix with the spices and continue on simmer for ½ to one hour approximately for flavors to mix. Add any vegetables desired!
Elaine Bryan is a Registered Yoga Teacher and nutrition counselor/health coach who offers nutritional counseling, workshops, and classes for individuals and businesses throughout San Diego County including Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, and Vista. Elaine also teaches group yoga classes and offers private yoga sessions.