In the bleak mid-winter….

walking through woods on a snowy morning...

walking through woods on a snowy morning…

The middle of January – cold, wet, windy….cold. The antidote? Liquid sunshine soup!

After a cold snowy walk this morning (if I don’t do it in the morning, it doesn’t get done)

How my spine feels after a day on the computer...

How my spine feels after a day on the computer…

But its freeeeeeeeeezing

So when we get home, the fires get lit and the soup goes on

This soup is an ant-inflammatory, cancer fighting, beta carotene bowl of goodness

(Good for you, looks pretty and very low maintenance – a bit like me….)

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Chop up an onion, a clove of garlic, two sweet potatoes and three carrots

Put a knob of butter in a saucepan and add the veggies

Add 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric for even more anti-inflammatory goodness, along with some salt & black pepper (helps your body absorb the turmeric)

Add six tablespoons of red lentils & cover with water/stock

Simmer for twenty minutes then blitz with a stick blender

Done!

grown up additions!

grown up additions!

I like to grate a 1/4 inch piece of ginger and squeeze in the juice, along with some chilli peppers to turn up the heat (its is January, after all!) To make it even more luxurious (and bone and gut healthy), I add a couple of spoonfuls of natural yoghurt.

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Because life is too short not to eat well!

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