Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Busy Lady's Curried Lentil Soup

Coming out of the yoga hot room into the blustery weather today put in a mind for soup.  I'm always starving after yoga and since Bikram takes up a large chunk of time during which I am away from my desk I'm always starving AND in a hurry to catch up on work.  When I'm hungry and in a hurry I tend to grab fast, easy foods that are not necessarily my best options nutritionally  so I came up with this quick soup idea today with pretty good results.  Not as good as when I take the time to make Curried Lentil Soup from scratch but a decent substitute that hit the spot and only took about 7 minutes to prepare.

1 1/2 cups ready to serve soup, in this case I used Creamy Corn & Roasted Pepper Soup
1/2 cup cooked lentils (I keep cooked lentils in my freezer for just such an occasion)
1/2 cup frozen cooked vegetables, I used a combo of carrots, peas, corn and green beans
1 teaspoon curry powder
dash of cinnamon
dollop of plain yogurt as garnish

Add first three ingredients to blender little by little, blending as you go.  I had to add about 1/4 cup water at the end because it was getting too thick to blend.

Pour into saucepan to heat or directly into bowl and heat in microwave.  Stir in yogurt and enjoy!


  1. Oh yeah, this looks amazing! Love your use of some prepared foods to help make the process easier. How long have you been doing Bikram? I've never tried but I'm intrigued. The only problem is that I hate being hot! :)

  2. Hi Carrie, I thought you might like this one...I even made it vegan (are you rubbing off on me?) I have been doing Bikram for about 2 1/2 years and I love it. Yes, it's hot but you don't always feel the heat, just the sweat!

  3. I lost your IF post, but scrolled through your blog. Very nice! I love your day's discription with the lemon photo.