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Dairy Free Pesto Pasta Salad (Vegan)

Dairy Free Pesto Pasta Salad (Vegan)

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How I plan my weekly meals – eat fresh, reduce waste, save time and money!

How I plan my weekly meals – eat fresh, reduce waste, save time and money!

Hi Friends! Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019, it’s going to be a good one! Often January is the time of year where everyone is setting goals and intentions, trying to break bad habits and implement better ones. That’s why I have decided to share […]

Curried Pumpkin, Lentil and Coconut Soup

Curried Pumpkin, Lentil and Coconut Soup

Wowweee it’s getting freezing in Melbourne! I absolutely love autumn, the colours, the leaves falling, the crisp air, the beautiful fog and mist sitting across country paddocks early in the morning. During these cool Autumn days, soup becomes a staple in my household, I could honestly live on it I love it that much!

This Curried Pumpkin, Lentil and Coconut Soup is delicious and warming to the soul. Served with fresh bread it makes a hearty meal for lunch or dinner. This soup is so easy and quick to make, it will definitely be a go-to this season!

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The full recipe is available below, for a downloadable PDF of this recipe, follow this link: Curried Pumpkin Lentil and Coconut Soup

Curried Pumpkin, Lentil and Coconut Soup

Yield: 4-6 servings     Prep time: 10 minutes     Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

1 medium-large butternut pumpkin

1 large onion

4 cloves of garlic

1 3 inch piece of fresh ginger

1-2 tbsp of olive oil

1 cup dried red lentils

4 cups of vegetable stock

1 400mL can coconut milk

1 400mL can diced tomatoes

1/2 cup coconut yoghurt

1 heaped tbsp curry powder

1/2 tsp red chilli flakes

Fresh coriander for serving

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh limes or lemons to serve

Method

Remove skin and seeds from butternut pumpkin and chop into small 1cm cubes*

Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves

Peel and grate the ginger

In a large pot, heat the olive oil and add the onion, sauté until translucent

Add the garlic and ginger to the pot, stirring for another two minutes

Stir in the curry powder and chilli flakes, allowing to cook for abut 30 seconds until fragrant

Add the finely diced pumpkin to the pot and stir well to coat in the spices

If the mixture is beginning to stick to the base of the pot, add a little of the stock to lift it

Rinse the lentils well and add them to the pot, along with the coconut milk, vegetable stock and diced tomatoes

Bring the mixture to a boil, add a generous amount of the black pepper, and some salt to taste, stir well

Partially cover and allow soup to simmer for 30 minutes or so, stirring occasionally

The soup is ready once the pumpkin and lentils are tender and turning slightly mushy blending together

Serve soup in bowls, topped with coconut yoghurt, plenty of fresh coriander, lime/lemon juice and a side of fresh bread

Notes

*This soup does not require blending in a food processor, it is therefore very important to ensure the pumpkin is diced small enough that it cooks thoroughly blending into the lentils.

For ultimate freshness, leftovers should be refrigerated in an airtight container and consumed within 2-3 days, or frozen for up to 1 month.

Vegan Bircher Muesli

Vegan Bircher Muesli

Think you don’t have time to have a healthy and fulfilling breakfast each morning? Think again. As you may have already gathered from previous posts, I love to meal prep. It’s a game changer. Particularly in the mornings, I need to ensure I have something […]