I worked from home today because of a major toothache that caused a sore throat and ear pain. I usually eat breakfast and lunch at work so I really didn’t have much food in the house, especially because it is nearing the end of the week!
I honestly wasn’t feeling breakfast at all (so much pain) and stuck to tea after tea all morning. Around noon I was starting to get hungry though. I had canned soup that I could have easily heated up but I’ve been reading about how bad BPA is for us, especially for women and our fertility (call me crazy or paranoid
except not really because it’s fact) so I decided to get creative in the kitchen instead of busting out the can opener.
I whipped up a broccoli soup that was so yummy, I’ll be making a bigger batch to freeze in the near future. I used ingredients I happened to have on hand and this recipe as my muse.
The cumin and lime give this soup such a nice flavor with just the right amount of kick. Plus, all of the vitamins and antioxidants in the broccoli really did have me feeling better; not to mention the garlic, carrots, and nutrient power-house lentils that were also in there.
I now present you with my Get-Better Broccoli Soup (which is both vegan and gluten free #hey)
Get Better Broccoli Soup
Prep time: 10 minutes – Cook time: 20 minutes – Serves 4 *freezes well*
- Olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic – chopped
- 1 c carrot – chopped
- 1/2 c red lentils
- 4 c veg broth
- 1 c broccoli
- 1 Tbs cumin
- 1 Tbs lime juice
- Sauté garlic until translucent
- Add carrot and continue heating for ~1 minute
- Add lentils, veg broth, and broccoli
- Bring to a boil
- Stir in cumin and lime juice
- Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes
- Blend together (I used an immersion blender but a regular blender would work too)
- Serve, sip, and get better!
** Note this blog went through a rebrand and is now veg vibes; which aligns better with the direction I organically gravitated towards. It’s all about your vibe.**