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Saturday 29 September 2018

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup : Vegan and Gluten Free

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In recent months we have seen that more and more we have regular readers, and followers, who choose to eat vegetarian or vegan. So with that in mind I am passing on this recipe suggestion … it's for a 'Coconut Curry Lentil Soup' and is from Angela at Vegangela blog.

She says 'it's fragrant with just the right amount of spice, and she, actually used a whole teaspoon of red chili flakes the first time she made it, making it just hot enough to make noses tingle a little bit while eating it. In the recipe below she halved the amount, but says feel free to kick it up a notch if you like things on the spicier side.'

Serves Four 
1 tbsp. coconut oil (or olive oil)
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
2 tbsp. tomato paste (or ketchup)
2 tbsp. curry powder
½ tsp hot red pepper flakes
4 cups vegetable broth
1 400ml can coconut milk
1 400g can diced tomatoes
1.5 cups dry red lentils
2-3 handfuls of chopped kale or spinach
salt and pepper, to taste

Garnish: chopped cilantro (fresh coriander) and/or vegan sour cream
Tips and Cooking instructions
can be found here
Need help with weight/measurement conversion
please see here

Another tasty recipe suggestion (with 13 carbs per serving) is 'Vegan Style Kale and Spinach Soup' please see it here

Readers please remember, not all the recipes ideas featured in this blog may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

and as it's the weekend ...
thought these flowers nice, image from here

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...I'm not sure about this one.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely flowers AND a great recipe. Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

It looks warming and I like the flowers.


roughterrain crane said...

The harmonious color of your curry has made my stomach more vital. Thanks a lot.

mxtodis123 said...

Another great recipe. Perfect time of the year for it.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser deliciosa esta sopa vegan.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

eileeninmd said...

Hello, another great recipe. The flowers are lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Have a happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such a tasty sounding soup!

Chris Lally said...

Looks like another keeper. Thanks for the recipe and for the beautiful flowers, Jan!

Christine said...

Beautiful flowers, this dish looks delicious. I like the idea of adding coconut milk.

Iris Flavia said...

Sounds perfect for the cooler days!

Jo said...

A tasty recipe and such beautiful flowers.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Those flowers are heartwarming on a very chilly morning! I used to make all sorts of lentil soup and today's posts made me realize I haven't done that for quite a while now. Time for lentil soup! (And I think I have several bags of lentils in the pantry.)

John M said...

I like lentil soup and this recipe looks great.

Martha said...

My gosh but this sounds wonderful! I think I have most of the ingredients on hand.

Out on the prairie said...

Flavors I am so hungry for.

Mary Kirkland said...

Those are not flavors I would have thought to put together. Sounds interesting.

Lowcarb team member said...

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said:
Deve de ser deliciosa esta sopa vegan.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Google translate:
This vegan soup must be delicious.
A hug and a good weekend.

Elephant's Child said...

Love the flowers too.

Debbie said...

yum...soup season is here and i could not be happier!!!

DIMI said...

Hello ! A very interesting recipe,i have problem with Gluten!
Love the picture with the beautiful bouquet!
Enjoy your day!

Bob Bushell said...

Well, vegan and gluten free curry, my favourite Jan.

Phil Slade said...

I do like the sound of that on Jan. Lentils are a superb addition to soups, and even a dash of chilli. But getting the right level of chilli is difficult so I work on the principle of "you can always add, but it's difficult to take out".

carol l mckenna said...

Love lentil soup ~ yummy for the Fall ~ ^_^

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William Kendall said...

Coconut and curry sound like an unusual mix.

Magic Love Crow said...

I have to admit, I'm not a fan of curry, but this does sound good! Big Hugs!