Comforting Paleo Lentil Soup –
When I was growing up my stepmom loved Jane Brody and she thought beans and brown rice were the pinnacle of health foods. I don’t think beans and rice are so bad if your diet is low in refined foods and you are generally healthy.
My diet as a child could be defined as carboholic. The problem with beans and rice is that it has never filled me up the way meat does. I could eat bowl after bowl of this legumy goodness and I did (and it showed)!
Savory lentil soup will always have a comforting place in my heart even if I don’t eat it anymore. This recipe has all the great flavors of lentil soup without the hard to digest lectins and phytates which cause gut irritation and malabsorption of important minerals/vitamins.
Comforting Paleo Lentil Soup
1 Tbsp Grassfed Organic Ghee
1 large head of cauliflower (6-8 cups)
1 chopped onion
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced carrot
1 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
1 Tbsp cumin
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp paprika
Real Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups of home made broth
1 cup coconut milk or 2 tbsp coconut cream concentrate
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil (optional)
Melt the ghee over medium heat in a soup pot. Add the onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Then saute for about 5 minutes. When the onion is translucent, add the cauliflower, tomato paste, broth, vinegar and other spices. Add the coconut milk and stir until melted. Simmer with a lid on the pot for 20 minutes until the cauliflower and carrots are soft. Remove from heat. Use an Immersion Blender to blend up the soup to the desired consistency. Top with olive oil if desired.
This recipe is perfect for the 21 Day Sugar Detox because it is sugar free and low carb.
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