Lentil Soup

By Fredrica Syren-Green Mom

Because I’m on bed rest due to pre-labor, hubby has been my sous chef and we cook together. It means I’m in charge or all prep work and does that actually cooking with my supervision. He’s really getting into it and I was so surprised when he even came with a recipe he wanted to try. It’s a lentil soup recipe from our friend Laura Plumb’s food blog Food: A love story. The soup was very hearty and both kids really liked it. She calls it a detox soup but I think it’s just a amazing soup I can eat all the time.lentilsoup_1

  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated or minced
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 scant tsp. Garam Masala
  • I large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, top and end cut of and chopped
  • 1 cup kale, stalks removed and chopped
  • 2 cups Vegetable broth

Melt coconut oil over medium heat. Sprinkle in spices and sauté one minute. Add onion and cook a few minutes until it softens. Stir in lentils until thoroughly coated. Add carrot, celery, and kale and cook a moment. Turn heat to high and add vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn heat to low.

Cook 20-25 minutes.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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One comment

  1. You are so lovely, generous, gracious, wise and amazing! I am so grateful, and humbled given your own mastery of healthy, delicious, pure family meals.

    Bhava and I send you oceans of love and a hallelujah chorus of congratulations for baby # 3. Wonderful!

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