I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season! With the end of 2016 fast approaching, this is a perfect time to set some intentions and goals for the new year. These can be as simple as setting aside a few minutes each day to relax, relieve stress, and take care of yourself, or as ambitious as working towards eating a more nutrient-rich, plant-based diet.
Today I am sharing a recipe for lentil soup which, according to my beloved nana, will always bring good luck for the new year. The following is my simplified and vegan version of her traditional Italian recipe.
In addition to flavor, it is packed with protein, iron, and fiber from the lentils, powerful antioxidants such as vitamin A from the carrots, and various healing properties from the spices such as cumin, coriander, and garlic. Here's to a happy and healthy new year! Enjoy!