Moroccan Lentil Soup Warms the Soul and the Tummy

This is what I call healthy medicinal therapeutic comfort food <3   You can toss out the traditional comfort food that causes health and wealth problems for a better quality comfort food that minimizes the chance of developing a chronic illness or a medical blow to your finances.

1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped or sliced carrots
1 cup chopped or sliced celery stalks with the greens left on
2-4 bulbs of garlic minced, pressed, or finely chopped or sliced
2-3 tsp of turmeric
1-3 tsp of black pepper
3-4 tsp of ginger
2 tsp of cumin
2-4 tsp of smoked paprika
1-2 tsp of cinnamon
2 cups red lentils
-optional 1 cup plant based milk or 1 can of coconut milk with whole fat
-optional 2 chopped medium tomato or quarter cup tomato paste
Juice of one small lemon or half of a large lemon
-optional a couple fist fulls of spinach

Add minimal amount of Avocado oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil to bottom of stock pot pan and bring to medium heat.  Add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic.  Saute for a couple minutes, or so, til slightly translucent.

Lower heat to a low heat.  Add turmeric, black pepper, ginger, cumin, smoked paprika, and cinnamon.  Stir for a minute.

Add 1 cup of water.  Stir for a second.  Add lentils and let cook for a couple minutes without sticking to the bottom.  Add four more cups of water, stir, add optional tomato or tomato paste and keep stirring, raise heat to a med/low heat stirring for another minute.  Cover and reduce heat to a low heat for approx 15 – 20 minutes until lentils are soft.

Turn heat off and stir in plant based milk or can of coconut milk, lemon, optional spinach, and stir til the spinach has wilted.

Now the BEST part… Serve and ENJOY!  <3


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