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Curried lentil butternut soup-frugal and cleansing!

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This is a quick soup that I make for my family that is healthy and filling. Lentils are really cheap to buy in bulk so they are a great frugal option. This soup has some of the main ingredients of the detoxing dish in India called Kitchari so you will get a cleansing effect also. My daughter was starting to get sick all day today and was nauseous with a mild fever. After she had a bowl of this soup she was back to her normal self. The healing magic of Curry and mung beans-Love it!

Curried lentil butternut soup

Blend/process:

3/4 cup cooked lentils (leave some out of the blender if you like chunks in your soup)

1/2 cup cooked mung beans

1 cup cooked or canned butternut squash puree

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 small onion

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon curry powder

pinch of sea salt

Optional: for extra nourish soup you can add a little chicken or bone broth and a teaspoon of ghee.

Warm on the stove and top with some fresh cilantro and coconut milk. Serves 2-3


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Curried root and fruit salad

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I love the sweet and savory mix of curry dishes. My kids cant’t get into it but as a kid I probably wouldn’t have appreciated these combinations of flavors either. Turmeric is a super food and does amazing things for your body so I try to eat it often. I almost always make every salad with a lot of different textures of foods including nuts, seeds and dried fruits.

Curried root and fruit salad

1 apple chopped

2 large carrots chopped

large handful of grapes

1/2 cup chopped beets

2 tablespoon full fat coconut milk

2 teaspoons lemon juice

handful of yellow raisins

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

2 tablespoons unsalted pistachios

2 teaspoons curry powder

top with shredded coconut (optional)

Mix the coconut milk, curry powder and lemon juice together in a separate bowl then add to the salad and mix together.

Serves 2


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Curried cauliflower and potato soup and 7 reasons why you should eat curry often!

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I think curry has to be one of the top superfoods. You will agree after you have read this list!

7 reasons why you should eat curry often

1. Improves cognitive function and brain health

2. Fights and reduces risk of cancer

3. Fights multiple sclerosis

4. Potent anti-inflammatory

5. Boosts immunity and fights infections/viruses

6. Assists digestion

7. Prevents and treats arthritis

http://www.raysahelian.com/curry.html

WHFoodsTurmeric May Fight Multiple Sclerosis

This would help explain the almost triple the rates of cancer in U.S  vs. India! (Im sure part of it is due to the fact that they are mostly vegetarian too though)  http://www.mightyturmeric.com/80/cancer-rates-india-versus-us/

With that being said here is my curried cauliflower and potato soup recipe:

Curried cauliflower and potato soup

1 cup low sodium chicken broth

1 1/2 cup water

1 cup coconut milk

3 large mushrooms sliced

4 small-medium chopped red potatoes

1/2 medium sized onion chopped

1 cup chopped cauliflower

1 cup cooked lentil/mung beans blended in blender( I use 1/2 lentils 1/2 mung)

1 cup whole lentils/mung beans

2-3 Tablespoons of curry powder

3/4 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/2 Tablespoon honey

Sea salt to taste

This makes about 4 servings

Cook until the potatoes are soft. I put a little cold goat milk on top too before I eat it too. Enjoy!