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Taking time to cook our food is a nourishing activity and of course takes time. First we have to decide what to eat, then go buy the ingredients and on and on. It does help to have the pantry stocked with good food so when you the urge to cook something nourishing comes you have everything you need at your fingertips. Some of the best recipes can be whipped up in very little time ...the soup I made for lunch today was a recipe that took 5 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to cook and it was made up of all very basic staples that every natural food kitchen should have (a future blog post no doubt). So here is the recipe for Soothing Soup which was adapted from a recipe that I obtained many years ago from a Waldorf School Parent Cookbook.
Soothing Soup (serves 4)
Make sure you have red lentils on hand all the other ingredients are staples. You can add a TBS of chopped fresh ginger and garnish with cilantro.
1 onion, peeled and chopped2 T olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/4 cup split red lentils4 cups water2 Tbs lemon juicesea salt and black pepper to tasteSaute onion and garlic in oil til soft. Add lentils and water. Boil until the lentils are soft usually 20-30 minutes. Can blend in blender or use hand blender or leave as is. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. You will probably want to double this the next time. Reheats well.
Be well and at peace,