Tag Archives: Ginger

Categories Dining, Recipes

Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

Author Shani - Lemon Tree Nutrition
It’s a chilly evening, and you are craving a super quick, easy-to-make dish that will satisfy your hunger, nourish you and, most importantly, be delicious. I give you one of my favourite soups to make and eat. It’s high in fibre, satisfying, delicious and super-quick to prepare. Plus it’s vegetarian!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins

Equipment

  • A medium-sized pot
  • A sharp knife
  • Serving bowls

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 litre carrot juice or water
  • ½ cup red lentils thoroughly washed and drained of access water
  • Optional your favourite chopped herbs

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, heat olive oil. Add the onion and saute until the onion turns translucent. Add garlic, celery, ginger and carrots. Cook until softens.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for about 15 minutes until lentils are soft.
  • If the soup is too thick, add some more carrot juice or water.
  • Adjust spices to taste.
  • To serve, place the desired amount in a serving bowl and garnish with your favourite herbs, such as cilantro, basil, parsley, dill or mint.

Notes

For a spicier version, while mixing in the spices add some chilli flakes or a bit of chilli pepper powder.
The quantities here are for about 4 servings. You can double all ingredients to have more as this soup is great the next day too.
Categories Recipes, Sipping - Cold, Sipping - Warm

Powerful Ginger Tea

Powerful Ginger Tea

Author Shani - Lemon Tree Nutrition
Ginger has been shown to have some antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and even help with the prevention of some diseases. Upset stomach, nausea, common colds etc. can all get some relief with this powerful root.
Warm or cold, lightly sweetened or not - it’s delicious anyway. Please note that the end result of this tea is quite spicy. You can choose to dilute it to your liking with more water.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins

Equipment

  • A medium-sized pot
  • A mug (for warm tea) or tall glass (for cold tea)

Ingredients
  

  • 2-inch root of fresh ginger organic
  • 6 cups water
  • Sweetener of choice - ie. honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar etc. optional
  • couple of slices of fresh lemon optional
  • 1 cinnamon stick optional

Instructions
 

  • Wash the Ginger root and cut diagonally into thin slices.
  • Place in a pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to boil, then lower to medium-low heat.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. At this point, you can leave the ginger pieces in the tea or discard them.
  • Serve hot in a mug or cold in a tall glass with a few ice cubes*
  • If you wish, you can add to the last 5 minutes of cooking, lemon slices, sweetener of choice, or a cinnamon stick.

Notes

*If you find the flavour too strong, you can place only half of the tea in your cup or mug and add an equivalent amount of water or as needed.
This tea is delicious warm or cold.