I’m taking a Nutrition class this semester. I am really enjoying the material and learning some really interesting topics. Our class has great participation, and discussion is highly encouraged.
One thing I found interesting is that legumes are one of the least consumed items of the 7 food groups. Something needs to be done about this! In case you were wondering, legumes are plants of the bean and pea family.
I decided that I would incorporate more legumes into my diet. What better way than to re-create 101cookbooks recipe for Red Lentil Coconut Curry Soup. The recipe calls for red lentils and yellow split peas. I found these items at my nearest health food store. I had a small amount of yellow split peas on hand and threw in some green lentils to make a full cup.
The Red lentils are a lot softer-skinned than the Yellow split peas and the Green lentils. I added them 15minutes into the boiling step. They tend to fall apart if boiled too vigorously or too long.
This is a really great soup. I like the aromatic-ness of the curry, and the rich, sweetness of the coconut milk. Use the “lite” version to make this soup a little more health conscious.Here is the finished product, via Heidi’s photo…my camera is not that fancy.