Food as Medicine: Lentil Soup
Lentils are an inexpensive and high quality form of protein; known for stabilizing blood sugar and helping digestion. Anytime digestion is supported, the entire body/mind connection stabilizes; you just feel better all over. This is a simple, easy recipe that takes about 1 hour to make. Dr. Japa’s Lentil Soup
-2 cups green lentils, soaked for 1 hour to 8 hours(optional, but they cook faster when
- 2 cups chopped onion, celery, carrot in equal parts
- Lemon peel, lemon
-Fresh parsley, finely chopped
- Garlic salt
- Feta Cheese
Soak lentils overnight, saute onion, celery, carrots in olive oil for 5 to 10 minutes until slightly toasty.
Add lentils and vegetable stock to cover, plus one inch.
Bring to a boil, then simmer gently until beans are completely soft. Continue to add water or stock as needed as it cooks.
During the last 15 minutes of cooking, add a little bit of lemon peel, the garlic salt, squeeze in a few cloves of pressed garlic and the parsley. Turn the heat down to a low simmer and cover the pot. At the end of cooking, season with salt and pepper and a squirt of fresh lemon juice. Serve with fresh feta cheese on top.