If you are looking for a hearty and warming ingredient for your soups, lentils fit the bill. They cook much faster than beans, they are packed with protein and fiber and they are a good black palate for spices. The recipe I am sharing with you today is spiced with curry, and not only does it smell wonderful, it tastes good too! I combine them with vitamin rich squash and greens for a healthy meal. This is perfect for a chilly Winter night when you need something warming.
Lentils are a great source of vegan protein. Although they are great year round, because they can be eaten cold in salads, or hot in curries or soups, my favorite time of the year to eat them is right now when there is a chill in the air. They are hearty, pack fiber and protein and lend themselves to a variety of flavors. The recipe I am sharing with you today is a simple curried soup that is easy to make and keeps you feeling good. The sweet potatoes give you a good dose of vitamin A, and I add in greens at the end for extra nutrients. It is super delicious and I make it often. I like to make a batch, then eat it the next few days for dinner so I can relax after work instead of cooking, and in fact it is even better the next day!
Pasta Primavera is a favorite for me. I wanted to try and recreate my pasta into a soup for a change of pace and after eating several bowls I have decided that this may be even better than the traditional recipe! To make this a quick recipe save some time and buy a rotisserie chicken to cube up and toss into the soup.
These cold rainy days had me craving warm and filling soup. I wanted something different, something a little spicy so I whipped up a homemade ramen soup. The great thing about this soup is that you can put pretty much anything that you want in it! I made mine with roasted chicken breasts, shiitake mushrooms and green onion tops. This is nothing like the soup you became familiar with in college, it’s way better!
I love to go out to eat and then try to deconstruct the flavors of the dishes I order. Then I go home and try to recreate them myself. A popular Italian chain restaurant has a delicious soup made with Italian sausage potatoes and kale. It took some experimenting over the years but I have perfected a similar but in my opinion more flavorful soup!