Parsley and Lentil soup

Hangover Soup

Did you have one too many glasses of wine last night?  Wish everyone would just be quiet and calm, making no sudden movements? Then I have the soup for you it is thick, filling, very supportive and loving.

So how supportive and loving is this soup? I think if you ate this soup before an interview you would definitely get the job because everyone would love you and really want to work with you .

Recipe

300g Swede diced

300g carrots diced

500g red lentils

150g brown lentils

1 tbsp ground coriander and cumin

2 sticks celery diced

1 onion diced

2 tbsp olive oil

1.5l stock

1 tsp turmeric

2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

Directions

Heat the oil and add all the vegetables sweat for 15 minutes with the lid on. Add the lentils and the spices cook for two minutes then add the stock and simmer for 40 mins. Blend the soup and garnish with the chopped parsley

Health benefits

Lentils, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fibre. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fibre content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal (which after a night on the town is good). Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein all with virtually no fat.

Parsley makes your breath smell nice which is good if you have badger breath.

Parsley also has the ability to fight cancer. Animal studies have shown that it can inhibit tumour formation, particularly in the lungs. It’s also known to neutralize carcinogens including those found in cigarette smoke and charcoal grill smoke. As if that wasn’t enough parsley is a rich source of antioxidants and has heart-protective nutrients including vitamin C, beta-carotene and folic acid.

Did You know…

According to the Bible, Esau was tricked into selling his birthright for a pottage (thick soup) of lentils. (Genesis 25:34) I don’t blame him I think it was a fair swap

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