Chantal Brodrick is a personal trainer based in Sydney.I met her last March(2012) and ever since my weight has been dropping down 🙂 I should say the classes with her at my local gym was the turning point of my healthier life. 🙂 Love her classes-so much energy in there 🙂 Thank you so much Chantal for everything you have done. This is one of the vegetarian recipes Chantal had given me when I mentioned to her that I am vegan. I have veganised it and it’s so healthy 🙂
1 cup of red lentils
3 tomatoes-blend in a blender
2-3 sun-dried tomatoes-finely chopped
3 cups vegetable stock+ extra water (if needed)
1 onion-finely chopped
1 garlic-finely chopped
Salt& Pepper-as needed
2 tsp rice bran oil
Coriander/parsely- few leaves finelt chopped
In a stock-pot , heat oil, add onion, garlic and fry until onion is soft.
Add in Kale and spinach-fry until they shrink
Add lentils, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, vegetable stock and bring it to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 mins until lentils are creamy and soft.
You could blend it for finer texture but I love it as it is.
I was away for a month in South Africa volunteering with lions (Excuse for not blogging regularly) Had the most amazing time of my life :D. Got to do lot of adventure activities-one of which was cage diving with sharks at Gaansbaai , Cape town.
It was a freezing cold day and had to jump into the water, do up-down up-down like 200 times, it was exhausting. Back on shore, the tour company that took us into the ocean had this vegetable soup ready to warm us up. No offence – I thought Australia was the biggest meat eating country. I was wrong. It is South Africa. Finding vegan food is a challenge there :P. Anyways, I did my normal questioning with the ladies there – Any chicken stock,butter, cream blah blah blah? The lady who made the soup said it had only lentils, potato and carrots. NOTHING ELSE. I had a mouthful of the soup and man, it was the best soup I have ever had. Got the recipe from the ladies.
Split pigeon pea-1/2 cup soaked in hot water for 30 mins and boil until its mushy
Add all the ingredients, lower the heat and cook on low flame for like 40 mins. Keep adding water to retain the soup consistency
Add salt and pepper and that’s it 🙂 Yummy soup. No oil or stock.
Deepa of Spice Rack blog had added a green mango for sourness. You could do that too 🙂