When the weather starts to get a little chilly up here in the North East, I love a good hearty cup of soup. This recipe really is one of my favorites. It's packed with tons of good nutrition and it tastes amazing. But most of all its so easy to make.
Ingredients, Organic and Local if possible:
1 bag of dried lentil beans
3 tbsp. coconut oil
3 cloves of garlic
Ginger Root about 1 inch
2 tbsp. Tumeric
1 large diced Tomato
Chili Pepper Flakes
Pink Himalayan Salt
4 cups of Chicken Stock (or Vegetable)
Handful each of Kale or Spinach (or your favorite leafy green)
Take a bag of dried Lentil beans and empty them into a glass bowl. Add enough clean filtered water to top the beans. Soak them overnight to remove any phytic acid and other impurities, rinse to remove any debris and strain.
In the pot add 3 tablespoons of refined coconut oil sauté 1 small onion until golden brown, then add 3 large whole cloves of garlic, the lentils and 4 cups of chicken stock (or your favorite vegetable or beef stock).
Next add 2 tbsp. cinnamon, 2 tbsp. chili pepper flakes, add 5 tbsp. turmeric, and ¼ bunch of cilantro, thumb size of ginger root, thumb size kombu.
Add spinach, carrots, tomatoes, and put the leafy greens in about 10 minutes or so before its done.
Simmer for 1 hour, remove any foam, add himalayan salt and pepper to taste.
Healing Properties: Anti-inflammatory * Anti-Cancer * Supports Immune system * Supports thyroid.
Stephanie Clark HHC, AADP, CHt, CNt, RMT
Holistic Health and Wellness, LLC.
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