I am not a great cook. This is not something I hide from people. In fact, normally the fire alarm is an indicator of if dinner is done or not. However I have had some interest of improving in this area. I don’t do recipes. Now don’t get me wrong recipes are fine, they just don’t work for me. On the logical level I know cooking is a science. It is however, also an art. That is really the only explanation of why recipes don’t work for me. Often I base what I make for dinner on what I am craving, sometimes a family member. This time it was my daughter. She wanted okra. The only ways I like okra is fried or in soup. We are trying to eat healthy and clean so soup it was! I was telling my friend Jen about this after the fact and she said you should totally blog that. I laughed because see above sentences about cooking. As far as I can tell it is both vegetarian and vegan. The wheels started turning however and I was thinking how healthy this turned out to be and good. Did I mention it came out good?
This is what you need based on what I remember.
1 bunch of kale Chopped
1 chopped and diced bulb of fennel (good for calming the stomach and intestines)
4 large carrots
1 bunch scallions
8-10 red creamer potatoes diced
2 yellow squash
1 Large zucchini
2 1/4 inch ginger minced (muscles really like ginger makes them all loosey goosey)
1 tablespoon ground ginger (only because I didn’t feel like chopping up more fresh stuff)
1 tablespoon basil (its yummy and it fights bacteria and virus’s , Boosting immune system is important stuff)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Green beans cut up
1 tablespoon rosemary ( I really love Rosemary and it helps muscles as well as it supposedly helps memory, circulation and immune health. However I really like it. )
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup green lentils
a container of Veggie broth ( I get organic low sodium but that is just me)
All measurements are from me eyeballing it.
Toss all ingredients in a large pot. Add the entire contents of the broth fill up with water and dump that in too. Let all this simmer for an hour.
Toss in the lentils and let it simmer for another twenty minutes or so.
Boom! Soup! It passed family inspection even if it didn’t have meat in it. I was not at all bothered by the lack of meat.