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Sunshine in a bowl - Spiced up carrot and coriander soup

I had all sorts of plans this morning. After teaching my wonderful yoga group, I was going to organise this, wash and dry that, and most definitely not spend the remaining time before school pick up making this soup.


Luckily, I saw sense and ditched the this’s and thats and went straight in with the good stuff.


My levels of happiness and food satisfaction are so high right now!


INGREDIENTS

6 x medium carrots washed and grated

1 x tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil

1 x large bunch coriander

1.5 x teaspoon chilli flakes

1 x large onion chopped

1 x thumb sized piece of ginger, grated

1 x tablespoon cumin seeds, ground turmeric, ground coriander

1 x litre veggie stock

A cup of red lentils, washed and drained

Salt and pepper if needed

Half a tin of full fat coconut milk (substitute greek yoghurt if you don't like or have coconut milk)


METHOD

Heat the coconut oil in a large heavy bottomed saucepan

Add spices, ginger, half the chilli seeds and stir till they smell nice - reserving a few chilli flakes for the top at the end.

Add grated carrot and onion and fry for a few minutes (add a little water if it gets a bit crazy in the pan) Add the washed lentils and stir everything together for a minute or so

Add the veggie stock and simmer till the lentils are tender

Turn off the heat and leave to chill out for a couple of minutes

Stir in the coconut milk and coriander and whizz together saving a little of both as a topping at the end. Serve yourself a big bowl of it and feel VERY HAPPY (and a bit smug if you made enough for a few frozen and ready-made lunches in the future)


HEALTHY FACTS

This soup is full of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, and in spite of my husband not believing that "it's a meal", it is in fact a COMPLETE meal with everything in it that you need. However, if you feel like you need something more bulky to go with it, a chunk of bread or some oatcakes, or a few spoonfuls of brown rice would do the job perfectly


Let me know if you make it

Lynne x




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