Fall is here, it’s finally here! :)
I love summer don’t get me wrong, but there is something so comforting & cozy about fall that you just have to fall in love! When the weather gets cooler & the wind starts blowing the leaves around, I suprise my family with their favorite stew to warm them up from head to toe & keep them super happy & healthy.
Filled with delish & healthy seasonal Root Veggies, the amazing Anti~Inflammatory & Anti~Microbal; Garlic, Your Digestive systems best friend; Miso & one of my Top Ten Protein’s; Lentils you really can’t go wrong.
**I will warn you all in advance, Please Please Please make a double Recipe. I 100% Guarentte there will be no left~overs, & you will want some for lunch the next day.**
Start with Cutting everything up, the Veggies are up to you. Some Wonderful Ideas are:
2 Large Carrots
2 Medium Potatoes (Red, Blue, Sweet or Yams)
3-5 Large Garlic Cloves
1/2 Medium Squash Organic with the skin (Any type but Spaghetti will work)
2 Large Celery Sticks
1 Medium Onion
And anything else you love!
Once everything is Chopped. Start to slowly saute the Garlic & Onions in some Coconut Oil. When they are done beautifully throw in all your Root Veggies (Squash, Carrots, Potatoes, Celery, Yams, etc). Toss them around together & coat them with
1 TBsp of Tamarin or Soy Sauce &
1Tsp of both Cumin & Paprika (or Cayenne if you can handle it)!
Once coated thru, & you smell the gorgeous aroma’s you need to add in your Vegan (or Vegetarian) Broth.
Put this on to Boil for about 15~20 minutes.
Now add in 1 cup of Red Lentils (if adding Green Lentils, add them in before the boil).
Also add in another 1TBsp of Tamarin or Soy Sauce & 1Tsp of both Cumin & Paprika (again :) )
Once it’s simmered for around 20~30 minutes & the Root Veggies are soft. (or you just can’t handle the incredible scents any longer) Grab your bowl, add a heaping TBsp of Miso to it & pour a small spoonful of Broth over top to mix. Once done add in your soup/stew!
Top off with Fresh Basil & some Healthy 3~6~9 oil & you’re totally good to go!
Like I mentioned, this is a Family Fav in our house. The kids (& hubby) can smell it out in the hall when I’m cooking & usually run to the table with Hands washed & ready to go. Try it out next time the wind is blowing the leaves around & you feel a chill in the air. Heck, try it out today & let me know in the comments how you liked it! (& what you’r choice ingredients were!)
*to give credit where credit is due, the orignal recipe is from the ever beautiful Alicia Silverstone & her book ‘The Kind Diet’. Find her here on FaceBook & tell her where you found it :)