Friday, November 02, 2007
RECIPE ~ Easiest Soup Ever
I literally looked at what I had in the fridge, took 5 minutes to prepare the ingredients, did some work for a while, then came back to puree. That was it. And it's low fat, high fiber, low sodium, light-yet-filling, and delicious! This recipe serves 1, so increase as needed for more servings.
2 cups water
1/2 cube herb bouillon (like Harvest Sun brand)
2 cups leafy greens, washed and torn
handful of baby carrots
1/2 apple, chopped
small handful of red or french lentils
2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp each turmeric, ground cumin and ground coriander
garnish options: tahini, cilantro, parsley, hemp seeds, flax oil, hot sauce
In a small pot pour in the water and add the bouillon, greens (I used about 2 handfuls of chard), carrots, apple, lentils (I used about 1/4 cup french lentils), garlic, ginger and spices. Cover and let cook half an hour to 45 minutes. When you're ready to have the soup, puree and pour into a bowl and garnish with your chosen yummies. Enjoy!
I drizzled some tahini into the soup just before pureeing, then stirred in 1 Tbsp each chopped cilantro and parsley, a drizzle of flax oil and a smattering of hemp seeds. The secret is the bit of apple to give some sweetness, and the tahini really makes it creamier.
FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
Great for all doshas.