Lentil soup is a quintessential recipe in a Greek household. It's simple to make and chockfull of nutrients. Lentils are a great source of iron, the most common mineral deficiency in the world. Lentils are also a great source of vegetarian protein and their high fiber content makes them super filling. I choose to cook with truRoots organic sprouted lentils because they are easier to digest and cook much faster! Here's my recipe. It's super simple, yet tasty and makes for great leftovers throughout the week especially if you're too busy to pack a lunch for work. Enjoy!
The weather is getting colder and I have been wanting chili for some time now! I figured that "food friday" last night was the perfect time to make it since I had so much energy. Let me warn you, my chili is spicy!! If you don't like it hot, just take out some of the peppers below, but in my opinion, the spice makes the dish. Oh, and this recipe is for vegans as well, unless you want to put sour cream on top. Here's a hearty, vegetable-filled dinner that even the meat lovers in my family enjoyed.
Last weekend I was feeling some soup. It was cold outside and I had a bunch of leftover veggies in the fridge, so I thought, why not? After getting some inspiration from nomnompaleo (if you haven't seen her website, check it out, she is the bomb!) and my grandmother's help we set off to make this soup. The verdict: super simple and simply super. Yes, this stuff was so delicious that in class the next day when I whipped some out even my teacher wanted some. Yea, and it's paleo. So all those people who say paleo isn't tasty, well you are just missing out on the fun. Anyway, back to better things.
Here is the recipe...
This is the perfect dish to eat before dinner or for a light lunch. It is super easy to make and lasts for a long time too. The best part: no baking or heating is necessary so this can literally be whipped up in ten minutes and served to guests. I love it topped with avocado and I'm a spice person so I enjoy an extra jalapeño pepper or two! Hope you enjoy the recipe: