Glowing Spiced Lentil Soup

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First off, thank you all so much for your excitement and congrats about our news! I really enjoyed reading your comments and stories. I’m also happy to hear my impending loss of sanity should only be temporary. Truthfully, I’m not sure that I ever got it back after our first!

Second of all, I’ve missed you dearly. I’ve missed blogging. I’ve missed posting recipes. I love sharing my favourite recipes and stories with you guys. Nothing makes me happier than creating something I adore and thinking about you trying it in your own kitchens! It feels so good to have more energy these days and also to wrap up some other massive projects.

Today’s recipe is most likely the last soup recipe I’ll post until next fall (*sad face*), but boy is it a great one to end on. As my dad likes to say, “It’s a humdinger!” Do you remember my Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, and Kale Soup? Well, this soup reminds me a bit of that one, only it’s even better! Turmeric, coconut, cumin, cinnamon, and cardamom create an incredibly healing and flavourful broth. I always say the test of a “vault-worthy” soup is whether you want to drink the broth on its own, and this one certainly fits the bill. A generous amount of turmeric makes it feel so healthy and powerful. Knowing that turmeric has so many anti-inflammatory benefits is always an added bonus, too!

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My inspiration comes from a Whole Foods mason jar soup called “Spiced Lentil” that Eric picked up for me on a whim. Well, this soup blew me away. After glancing at the short ingredient list, I knew I could easily recreate it in my own kitchen. Or so I hoped! I scribbled down a recipe attempt and started cooking. The beauty of this soup is that it’s a “pantry” soup. I had every single ingredient on hand (and still do, which explains why I’ve been making it so much). The first batch turned out darn near perfect (actually, we liked my version more), and the second attempt was even better than the first. Poor Eric only got one bowl from the first batch. You gotta be quick around the pregnant lady! I’ll fight you.

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If your weather is still cool, snowy, rainy, and dreary in early spring like it is here in Southern Ontario (we’re getting a snowstorm later today…*cries*), I hope you’ll enjoy this comforting soup. Even if it’s not cold where you are, I’d argue that breaking out into a light sweat while eating this is totally worth it!

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Glowing Spiced Lentil Soup

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

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This soup is so quick and easy because there aren’t many vegetables to chop (just garlic and onion—that’s it!) and it relies mostly on pantry staples. It takes 15 minutes prep time (that includes getting the ingredients out), and then it’s hands off while it cooks. Talk about easy! While this soup contains a lot of spices, it's not what I would call "spicy" or "hot". If you do want a kick of heat feel free to add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. Also, feel free to change up the baby spinach for other greens like stemmed kale or chard. This soup is inspired by Whole Foods.

Yield
about 7 cups (1.65 litres)
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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups (280 grams) diced onion (1 medium/large)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 (15-ounce/398 mL) can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 (15-ounce/398 mL) can full-fat coconut milk*
  • 3/4 cup (140 grams) uncooked red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper, to taste (for a kick of heat!)
  • 1 (5-ounce/140-gram) package baby spinach
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, or more to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, add the oil, onion, and garlic. Add a pinch of salt, stir, and sauté over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes until the onion softens.
  2. Stir in the turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, and cardamom until combined. Continue cooking for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes (with juices), entire can of coconut milk, red lentils, broth, salt, and plenty of pepper. Add red pepper flakes or cayenne, if desired, to taste. Stir to combine. Increase heat to high and bring to a low boil.
  4. Once it boils, reduce the heat to medium-high, and simmer, uncovered, for about 18 to 22 minutes, until the lentils are fluffy and tender.
  5. Turn off the heat and stir in the spinach until wilted. Add the lime juice to taste. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if desired. Ladle into bowls and serve with toasted bread and lime wedges.

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  • * I tried a version using light canned coconut milk and one using full-fat canned coconut milk, and I greatly prefer the full-fat coconut milk version (shocker, I know). I recommend following suit, but if all you have on hand is light canned coconut milk that’ll work in a pinch—it just won't be as rich and creamy.

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1 Anne-Sophie April 3, 2016

Wow can’t wait to make it!!! I’m gonna go buy veggie broth to make it tonight. I love all your recipes so much… I could’nt live without them!

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2 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 3, 2016

Thanks for the love! Hope you enjoy :)

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3 Anne-Sophie April 3, 2016

Oh and do you know how long it could be kept in the refrigirator? And can I freeze it? Thanks ;)

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4 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 3, 2016

Hi Anne-Sophie, It will keep in the fridge for 4 days or so in a sealed container. And yes it should freeze beautifully!

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5 hairwonderfulday April 3, 2016

Love love love this recipe, it is still a bit chilly in UK and it feels like this would be warming for cold evening!

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6 Erica April 3, 2016

This sounds amazing! Getting ready to make your cauliflower lentil soup today. Will have to make this next week. Still snowing here in Alaska so lots of soup weather left!

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7 joan April 3, 2016

congrats on the pregnancy! my sisters and I totally fan-girl over you! haha, not really, but we do all own your cookbook and are so thankful for the work you do & share! this recipe looks amazing, and totally speaks to my needs right now (as a fellow cold souther-ontarian today). thanks!

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8 Angela Liddon April 4, 2016

Thank you, Joan! I hope this soup helps you stay warm. :)

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9 Heather April 3, 2016

Angela,

Thank you so much for everything you do. I love your blog, your recipes, and your positive energy that truly does glow, even through the screen.

Heather

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10 Angela Liddon April 4, 2016

Aw, you are too sweet, Heather! Thank you for your kind words. :)

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11 Becky April 3, 2016

Thoughts on using brown lentils in place of red? I’m sure the taste and texture would change but enough that you wouldn’t swap or make it? Feel like making today but don’t want to go to store!

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12 Jamie April 4, 2016

I’m wondering the same. I’m not a fan of the red ones as they always turn to mush on me. Though I’m sure it’s the lack of my cooking skills.

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13 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hi Becky and Jamie, I haven’t tried using brown lentils yet, but I expect it should work although the flavour will change a bit (I find brown lentils a bit earthier tasting). Regarding red lentils turning to mush – it is true that they break down much more than, say French green lentils or common brown lentils. In this soup they are used to provide body and thickness as opposed to an intact “chewiness”. That being said, I’m sure French green lentils (which hold their shape) would add a whole other character to this soup so feel free to experiment! Hope this helps!

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14 Karen April 8, 2016
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Hi Ladies – I just wanted to suggest substituting the red lentils with yellow split peas. I tend to not favor red lentils in soups such as this as they become mushy-textured in a flash on my electric stove. Yellow split peas stay nice and firm and flavorful and are a bit more color consistent with the spice profile here than green or brown lentils.

Either way, Ange – thanks as always for providing recipes I can trust to yield delicous results…I’ve never made one of your recipes that didn’t turn out perfectly, a feat that few if any of even my favorite vegan cookbook authors/recipe developers have achieved. (Oh, and congrats again!)

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15 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

Thanks for the great suggestion, Karen! (And your congrats wishes, too :) )

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16 Lyn April 15, 2016

The first time I made it I used green lentils instead of red (I couldn’t find red at the store) and I did have to cook it a bit longer (like 5 minutes) but it tasted delightful (even my dad, who normally whines if there is no meat, liked it).

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17 Libby April 3, 2016

I love a good pantry meal! This looks delicious. I love the combination of spices.
I also like a little insight into the way that you come up with and develop recipes!

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18 Monica April 3, 2016

I’ve got mine on the stove now. It smells (and tastes) incredible. I just sat down to wait my 18 minutes and it just started to snow here in Toronto. This soup is perfect.

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19 Nicole W. April 3, 2016

Yum! What timing, too… I had planned a curry lentil bowl for the family for supper today, but as of last night we were still driving around trying to find taro, the staple of the dish. I had never heard of taro! We tried whole foods, organic garage, goodness me…all with no luck. We were going to head into T.O. to an Asian grocer (I hear they carry it and call it dasheen) but the weather was crazed. So, a snowfall, below freezing temps and, quite probably, this soup will be the name of the day. I can’t have tomatoes, but I can scoop myself out a bowl and use something else to sour the soup for myself…do you think a bit if lemon juice would do it?
Eric should definitely not try to compete with a pregnant woman for food! You should try distracting him by sharing the dill pickles and then steal away the soup when he’s caught off guard!

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20 Nicole W. April 3, 2016
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Ok…made this already for family supper. The cardamom adds a complexity that I love! i have never flavoured a soup with cardamom before today. My husband commented on how delicious the scent is and says that curry and coconut milk are a match made in heaven. So is this bowl of soup on this snowy spring day :)

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21 Angela Liddon April 4, 2016

I’m so glad the recipe was a hit, Nicole!

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22 han April 3, 2016

Mmm this looks like the best comfort food! :)

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23 Liz April 3, 2016
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I made this for dinner tonight since I ran out of time to make what I was planning. Oops. I added fresh curry leaves that I had on hand and a smidge of ginger. My husband and I both loved it!

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24 Vanisha May 3, 2016
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I found this recipe, via Buzzed, and so glad that I did. I just made this for lunch, and took your suggestion liz and added curry leaves and ginger as I had some on hand. I love that I have all the ingredients needed for this recipe in the cupboard. Love!

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25 Katrina April 3, 2016

So many amazing, tasty flavours in this soup! It sounds wonderful!

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26 Leslie April 3, 2016
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I was so happy to see this post!!! I just made this and it came out wonderful and delicious! A beautiful soup to warm and nourish with this last bit of winter hanging on! Thank you so much for yet again a fabulous recipe!!!!

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27 Elle April 3, 2016

This may be obvious but do you include the solid part of the coconut milk, or just the liquid? I have always wondered. Thank you for all that you do! I love your recipes!

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28 Cheryl Burella April 4, 2016

Yes! Use the fat. Make sure it is all stirred in well.

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29 Cheryl Burella April 4, 2016

Yes! Mix all of the can’s contents in well.

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30 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hi Elle, yes, both the solid and the liquid parts of the coconut milk! It’ll make it nice and creamy. :) I hope you enjoy the soup if you give it a try!

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31 Patty April 3, 2016
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So good! Just made it and it is wonderful! Was planning on making your other spiced red lentil soup (one of my absolute faves!) and instead made this one. Love this one just as much!! BTW, it hit almost 80 degrees today in California but I seriously can have soup no matter what the temperature is outside. Thank you for another terrific recipe!

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32 Angela Liddon April 4, 2016

80 degrees? I’m jealous! Haha. So happy to hear you enjoyed the soup, Patty!

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33 Danna April 4, 2016
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Love all your recipes Angela! you are a staple at my house. I made this soup and its nice but in my opinion needed some heat. Next time will add some ginger to the garlic and onion. Also have your blueberry spelt muffins in the oven as we speak (which I make all the time and LOVE!)

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34 Danica April 4, 2016

Hi Angela! This soup looks delicious! I have been following you on snap chat, I am danicak1 and must say I am really looking forward to your app coming out!!!

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35 Angela Liddon April 4, 2016

Thanks, Danica – I’m excited too!

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36 christine dugdale April 4, 2016

Just the sort of soup I make and love – a cuddle in a bowl:)

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37 Angela Liddon April 4, 2016

“A cuddle in a bowl” — I love that, Christine! :)

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38 christine dugdale April 4, 2016

Why thank you, Angela:)

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39 Katie April 4, 2016

This looks SO delicious and I LOVE cooking with turmeric so I will definitely be making this myself!

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40 Jan April 4, 2016

My husband is allergic to coconut. What other plant based milk would be a good/decent substitute?

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41 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hi Jan, great question! I would recommend replacing it with a thick homemade cashew milk, if possible. My suggestion would be to blend 1 1/2 cups water with 3/4 cup soaked and drained cashews until smooth. Stir this in rather than the can of coconut milk. If cashews aren’t an option an unsweetened, unflavoured almond milk might work in a pinch (although it won’t be as creamy and rich). Hope this helps!

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42 Nina April 12, 2016
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Hi and Greetinga from the UK. I was scrolling down the comments as I also wanted to ask the same question re what alternative to full fat coconut milk. Thanks for replying to Jan’s question. I can now try the soup too! A suggestion for other recipes that contain coconut milk or oil would be to perhaps make an added note to the recipe. I am looking forward to the release of your new cook book. As I have to avoid coconut products are you able to tell me if it the book contains a high percentage of recipes that use coconut oil and milks? If so do you suggest alternatives in the recipes. Good Luck with your book release! Thanks.

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43 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 4, 2016

It’s so great to have you back and blogging again, Ange! This soup sounds absolutely amazing, and perfect for the weather you guys are getting over there. (If you need to escape it for a little west coast adventure though, you know who to call!) I’ve been buying the little fresh turmeric roots from Whole Foods lately and love adding it freshly-grated to curries. That stuff is potent, I tell ya! I was going to say that I’d look for the lentil mason jar soup next time I’m there, but now I think I’ll just make yours instead! :)

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44 Hanne April 4, 2016

Just discovered your blog, and im in LOVE!! Being a 20 year old vegan student and trying to make good food isnt always that easy, but your blog has inspired me soo much!
Love from Norway

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45 Angela Liddon April 4, 2016

I’m so, so happy to hear you’re finding inspiration in my blog, Hanne! Thanks for the sweet words.

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46 Carrie Hodges April 4, 2016

fill your bowl with the fresh spinach and then put hot lentil soup of that instead of adding spinach to entire dish. that way the spinach won’t get soggy. just an idea.

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47 patti April 4, 2016

HI Angela. This looks amazing. I’m needing to make a soup for an upcoming retreat I’m running (and yes, I’m in Kitchener and we got a beautiful snow fall last night- I LOVE IT!!) but I want a soup that I can make in the slow cooker. Any professional cooking advise on whether this would work or not and if so how long would you cook and at what temp? I need it done for 12pm. thanks for any advise you can offer.

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48 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hi Patti, I’m sorry – I’m not sure! Please let me know what you end up doing, I’m sure lots of people would be interested to know! Good luck. :)

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49 Marjorie McDonald April 4, 2016

I just wanted to say thank you for doing what you do! My daughter has been vegetarian for 3 years and is moving towards being vegan. Your site and book have been sanity saving! Real food, real ingredients, not heavy on soy, and even my other two children are picking up some good habits!

I’m trying this soup (or my variation of it) today… perfect for an April snow day (wth??)

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50 Angela Liddon April 4, 2016

Haha, I know, isn’t this weather crazy?! I hope you enjoy the soup, and thank YOU for the kind words. :)

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51 Cat @ Reader/Eater April 4, 2016

Have you tried topping it with cashew sour cream? I wonder if it would be similar to regular sc on lentil soup. Kinda addictive, you know?

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52 Rosemarie April 4, 2016

Do you think this would be as good using plain almond milk?

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53 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hi Cat, I haven’t tried that yet, but I’m sure it’d be delicious! Let me know how you like it if you give it a try. It’s also really good with extra coconut cream stirred in!

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54 Mac D April 4, 2016
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I could not wait to make this yesterday!!! I whipped it up after a seven hour road trip and it took no time at all! I love when recipes mostly involve opening cans and minimal chopping! Less dishes = happy wife.

This soup was so delicious, My dad and husband each had three servings. I’m so glad I doubled it up, and would highly recommend doing so. The combination of flavours is so divine, I’ll definitely be visiting this recipe in the colder months!

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55 Jacqueline McGuinness April 4, 2016

Sitting here in snowy Toronto this looks very enticing.

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56 Blou April 4, 2016

I love your recipes, but I do wish you would post nutritional information – so important for someone like me who needs to count calories. Sometimes I avoid trying recipes just because I don’t have that information.

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57 Eleanor April 4, 2016

If you are very concerned about calories My Fitness Pal is a terrific app where you can manually enter in all the ingredients from a recipe, the amount of people the recipe is intended to serve and it will tell you the calories for one portion. I’m not sure your motivation for counting calories but the nice thing is, with Angela’s recipes you know they’re healthy and good for you, so with portion control it should be perfect :-)

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58 Blou April 5, 2016

I have been using My Fitness Pal to track calories. Entering all the ingredients from a recipe is a little time-consuming, so it’s always nice when it has already been done for us!

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59 Maru April 7, 2016

Well. I did it, both the soup ( delicius), and I entered the recipe in MFP… But… OMG.. I dividee in 12 portions, and each portion is… 221 calories… Too much.. I cannot afford it, i need to lose 5 kilos urgently…

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60 Kate | HappyForks.com April 11, 2016
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Maru, are you sure you entered right numbers for calculations? I’ve analyzed nutritional values for 7 portions / 1 cup = 1 serving (in my opinion if you divide this proportions into 12, you may need some effort to in searching for the soup in the bottom of a bowl).
From my calculations each portion provides 264 kcal | Protein 8g | Fat 16.75g | Carbohydrates 24.5g | Fiber 5.1g | Sugars 4.5g. From my point of view this results are OK if you concern this soup as a complex meal. You can reduce significantly the amount of fat (and calories) by using light coconut milk or other type of non-dairy milk as Angela suggested. When you are on reduction it is important to deliver to you body whole spectrum of nutrients and also to make your brain feel your stomach is full.

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61 Kate | HappyForks.com April 13, 2016

Ups, I meant to give 5 stars, but was too late to change it. This recipe certainly deserves 5 ***** !

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62 Dana April 4, 2016

This soup sounds amazing! It will be cold here this week with snow coming Friday, so maybe I’ll just go ahead and make two pots. And maybe share with the kids. Or not.

Congratulations on your news! I am so excited for you and your family!! Can’t wait for future blog posts to hear about the progress of Wee One #2. Super to see your posts. We’ve missed you!!

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63 Teresa April 4, 2016

Can’t wait to make this soup today! I’m the queen of soup making according to my friends and family. Lol. I’m going to use kale instead of spinach, since that is what I have in my fridge. Also, I’m going to add diced fresh carrots. For me, I can’t eat lentils without carrots, they just go hand in hand.

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64 Jody April 4, 2016
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I just made this and it was absolutely perfect. I’m already thinking of making another batch to have plenty for the week and freeze some as well!

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65 Edith Robitaille April 4, 2016

Received Your cookbook from my daughter for Christmas. Best gift ever. Love everything and so easy to follow. Can’t wait to try the lentil/leek soup. Thank you so much.

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66 Angela Liddon April 4, 2016

I’m so happy you’re loving the cookbook, Edith. I hope you enjoy the soup when you try it!

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67 Stephanie April 4, 2016

This soup looks incredible:) I’d love to try ti, but can I ask how it could be modified to omit the tomatoes of one could not have them? Thank you!

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68 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hi Stephanie, if you omit the tomatoes, I’d suggest adding about another 1/2 cup of broth. Hope you enjoy the soup if you give it a try!

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69 kathy April 4, 2016

I am for sure making that soup. It looks so yummy! By the way congrats on the new baby to come!

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70 ATay April 4, 2016
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I am eating a bowl right now and it is DELICIOUS! Made it just as the recipe is written. Spot on!

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71 Sarah | Well and Full April 4, 2016

So many fantastic and exciting things happening in the Oh She Glows household!! :D This soup looks absolutely amazing. It’s actually snowing here in CT right now, so I’m craving something warm and comforting like this!

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72 Andrea April 4, 2016

Do you know the calories per serving and how much a serving size is? Making this tomorrow, looks so healthy!

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73 Angela Liddon April 4, 2016

Hi Andrea, I haven’t calculated the nutritional information, but if you pop the recipe into a free online tool like NutritionData.com or CalorieCount.com, you should be able to find out the calorie count per serving pretty quickly. Hope this helps! Enjoy the soup!! :)

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74 Kathy April 4, 2016

I would appreciate if you would provide the nutritional analysis in your recipes. Using full fat coconut milk is rich in calories no?

Also the amount of carbs, sodium, etc. is good to know. The standard stuff.

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75 Michele April 4, 2016

Mmmmm, I will try with Sriracha sauce to make it hotter… also, when I have fresh spinach that is too far for eating raw, I put it in the freezer, then add it to soups or rice. This seems like a nice place to spend-my-spinach-stash. Thanks for the warmth, today is a little colder than I can happily endure. This soup looks like just the trick to keep me until spring. thanks! Michèle-freezing-in-Montreal-QC-Canada

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76 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Haha, I’m glad the soup helped you keep warm, Michèle!

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77 Chris April 4, 2016

Hello – Thank you for all your great recipes! I don’t care for Indian curry flavors. Can you recommend a version with different spices? Thank you!

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78 Moira April 4, 2016

Is this soup made with “split” red lentils?

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79 Evi April 4, 2016
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I made this tonight, it was super super nice! Thank you for the recipe!

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80 Dianne Tudor April 4, 2016

What are the nutritional numbers, please?

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81 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hi Dianne, I haven’t calculated the nutritional info for this recipe myself, but if you go to an online tool like CalorieCount.com or NutritionData.com and plug in the recipe info, you should be able to get a breakdown pretty quickly. Hope this helps!

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82 Trish April 4, 2016
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This soup was fantastic, a big hit in our household. I’ll be doubling the recipe next time. I love all of your soups; this one was extra easy/ quick because the only chopping was onions & garlic. I have made so many recipes from your book; I’ve been happy with every one of them. You have helped made our transition from vegetarian to vegan very easy with recipes that are appealing, simple and delicious. Thank you!

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83 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Aw, I’m so glad to hear that you’ve found my recipes so helpful and inspiring! Thank you for the warm words :)

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84 Teresa April 4, 2016
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Wow!!! Just finished making the soup and it’s awesome! I decided to add chopped carrots for added sweetness. I had to make a few substitutes since my car is in for repairs and I couldn’t go to the store. I discovered I didn’t have full fatted coconut milk on hand, but I did have a can of coconut cream from Trader Joes. It added so much creamy richness. I also discovered I didn’t have tumeric on hand, so I used powdered yellow curry from Whole Foods since one of the ingredients is tumeric. It’s turned out to be a flavorful substitute. Lastly, once the soup had finished cooking, I added a cup of chopped fresh tomatoes, parsley and thai basil. Can’t wait to make this soup again!!!

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85 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hi Teresa, I’m so glad you loved the soup. And thanks so much for sharing all that great substitution/modification info – it’s always great and super helpful for everyone!! :)

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86 Adrienne Kidd April 4, 2016
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I just made this for supper tonight, I was so tempted by this post. It was phenomenal – both my husband and my 9-month-old son agreed! I will definitely be saving this recipe for future reference!

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87 Francesca April 4, 2016
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I just made this — it is fantastic and so easy! Definitely going to make this often!

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88 Olga April 4, 2016
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This is a winner, it took barely any time to make and the flavor combination is delicious. Great recipe.

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89 Alexa [fooduzzi.com] April 4, 2016

Oh this sounds so yummy! You’re right – it’s the perfect soup to end the season on! Side note: I’m amazed how perfectly you can photograph yellow foods – it’s so incredibly tough for me!

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90 Claudia April 4, 2016

What are your thoughts on soaking and sprouting the lentils before hand therefore making it easier to digest, would I adjust the levels of liquid as the lentils wouldn’t absorb as much… Hmm thanks :)

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91 Angela Liddon April 15, 2016

Hi Claudia, I haven’t tried it myself, but I can’t see why you couldn’t. I’m sure soaking the lentils beforehand would also cut down on the soup’s cook time which would be a nice bonus. Please let us know how it goes if you try it!

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92 Leah April 4, 2016

Yay, another soup recipe! (We had soul soothing African peanut stew tonight for dinner.) This one, with turmeric, is perfectly timed as I’m recovering from knee surgery. I made your mushroom, sundried tomato & tofu quiche recipe last night. It’s a winner! I’m so glad you’re here taking the time to develop such great plant based recipes & sharing them with the world!

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93 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Thank you so much for the kind comment, Leah! Sending you lots of warm wishes for a speedy recovery. <3

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94 Gemma April 4, 2016
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Yummy and comforting soup! We’re having a very weird spring here…it should be sunny and warm but it’s raining right now and I’m wrapped up in my blanket. This recipe is perfect for gloomy days! =)

xo

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95 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Haha, it seems to be the year for weird springs!

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96 cdpquilter50 April 4, 2016

Oh, my goodness. That recipe sounds divine. I, too, have all those ingredients in my pantry. Guess what we’re having for supper. Thanks for posting this and congrats on your NEWS!

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97 Amy April 4, 2016
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This soup is so good, Angela! My husband and 8-year-old son absolutely loved it, as did I! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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98 Natalie April 4, 2016
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Thank you for the recipe! There is nothing more I love than red lentils,especially when it’s a cold weather/bad weather ( all the time in England ).
My teenage daughters just became vegeterians so this is perfect to get protein,I tried a simple lentil soup before,lentils,mushrooms,tomatoes,carrots,onions and garlic and we loved it so much we made it everyday,but it does get boring so this is perfect to ”spice things up”.

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99 Jillian April 4, 2016
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In making it as I type!! And the broth already tastes delish!!

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100 Mary April 4, 2016

So excited for your baby news- congrats! And running to the grocery store ASAP to get ingredients for the soup!

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101 Cindy April 4, 2016

I made this soup tonight for dinner … AWESOME! Except I used some of the veg broth instead of oil to cook onions and garlic. I’m sure this will become a regular in my house.

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102 Kidneyforliz April 4, 2016
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This soup is unbelievably delicious! I didn’t have full fat coconut milk, so I added a spoonful of coconut yogurt and a squirt of sriracha when serving. I will definitely be making this again!

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103 ChristineinMass April 4, 2016

Man, this looks delish! If I didn’t make your golden red lentil dal two days ago and your vegan chili yesterday, I’d make this today.

Do you ever do calorie counts of your recipes?

Thanks so much! I love your blog and cookbook. I’m very much looking forward to the app and the new cookbook!!

Christine in Massachusetts

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104 Maria Lovello April 4, 2016
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The bomb diggity!!!!!!!!! I made this tonight and it was SOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!!!!
I had some fennel so I added it to the onion/garlic step and finished it with kale and spinach.

I will definitely make again and just shared on FB!
YUM!!!!!

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105 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Thank you for sharing the recipe, Maria! I’m so happy you enjoyed it so much.

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106 Erin April 4, 2016
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We are big fans of the red lentil soup so I knew I needed to try this recipe asap! I just finished making it and it’s just as delicious as it looks. I love the spice combination. I didn’t have canned tomatoes so I subbed that for four medium tomatoes and I used kale instead of spinach. It turned out amazing! Can’t wait for the husband to try it! :)

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107 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

So glad you enjoyed it, Erin. Thanks for sharing your substitutions – info like that is always super helpful! :)

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108 Kathrine April 4, 2016
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Yay I just whipped up this soup for dinner and it’s so tasty!! I added a chopped sweet potato and oh my yum. Thank you Angela! I’m going to try this with ginger next time and perhaps made in the slow cooker…..:)

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109 Joanna April 4, 2016
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Quick and super tasty!

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110 Allison April 4, 2016
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Excellent soup with wonderful warming spices. Spinach was a nice touch. Thanks again for your recipe creativity!

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111 Al April 4, 2016
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This looks divine! Nothing beats a crappy snow storm with a bowl of lentil soup, especially with the spices you put in. Hmm! On another note, I read somewhere about half-fat or lite coconut milk is actually coconut milk diluted in water (half coconut milk and half water). Therefore, i don’t know i that’s just me but if I am going to use coconut milk, I prefer using the full fat stuff so I get the whole stuff rather than some diluted stuff.

xo

Al

PS: Miss your posts and congrats on baby # 2 :D

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112 Deborah April 4, 2016
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Perfect timing. I couldn’t figure out what to make for dinner tonight and then yup, there it was. This soup was very tasty and easy though I had to make due with lemon instead of lime and chard instead of spinach. Now we look forward to trying it true to recipe. Even my daughter who hates “soup” liked the flavors and for her we call it dahl ;-)
Thank you so much and congratulations!

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113 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Thank you for your congrats, Deborah! It’s wonderful to hear the recipe had such perfect timing, and that it was a hit with the entire fam. :)

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114 FP April 4, 2016
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Thank you for your email promoting this recipe, made it tonight and it was unreal good. Angela, you’re amazing! I know I’ll be making this at least once a month from now on. :)

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115 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

I’m so happy to hear you loved the soup! I think it’ll be a fav staple around here, too. :)

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116 Marieke April 5, 2016

Oh my god, another recipe with lentils that I will probably love. I just can not get enough of them lately. I’ve used them in a pasta sauce and in a Shepherds pie, but this also looks so yummy!

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117 Stacy @ Nourishing Health April 5, 2016

I didn’t know it could get better than your Spiced Red Lentil & Kale Soup – my all time fav! So I can’t wait to try this!

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118 Elisabeth April 5, 2016

Wow, this is the exact recipe I need now that it seems like spring got scared and left (It’s even supposed to snow this week !!!) Congrats on having to change the «the book» and «baby» tab on your website for plurals ;)

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119 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Aw, thanks Elisabeth! It seems like spring got spooked here, too. Hopefully it comes back soon!

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120 Giovanna April 5, 2016

This soup looks delicious !!!,
Your site is part of my day, cannot go without check it out, I miss your posts so much , so It was so great to find this one! :)

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121 Whitney April 5, 2016

So stoked that you posted this recipe today – I’ve been craving anything creamy/soupy filled with lentils and this looks like EXACTLY what I’ve been wanting. Making it tomorrow!

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122 Maggi1975 April 5, 2016
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Made this yesterday – we had a snow storm in Boston and it was perfect for cold, cozy weather. Delicious! Even my 3 year old guzzled the broth. Wonderful colors and flavors, and so easy to make.

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123 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

So happy my soup was able to help you and the family stay warm! :)

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124 Janet Love April 5, 2016
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Hello Angela. First off I would like to say that I loved this soup! You make such healthy, flavorful food and I am a big fan! My husband who is a healthy eating carnivore is also starting to love your food as well. He usually picks out a cookbook and then plans the grocery list from there. Yesterday he pulled your cookbook so that is a definite confirmation of your wonderful tasting recipes! You are also helping his health which I appreciate immensely! Thank you for your great tasting food and keep it coming! Very excited for the new book!

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125 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

You’re too sweet, Janet! Thank you for the kind words – it’s so wonderful to hear my cookbook’s a hit with your fam. I hope you enjoy the second one just as well!

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126 Mary April 5, 2016

This looks great! I love your recipes. If I wanted to add quinoa when do you suggest adding it? On the step where you add lentils?

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127 Angela Liddon April 15, 2016

Hi Mary, To be honest, I’ve never had much luck when adding uncooked quinoa to soup. I don’t know why, but my quinoa never seems to get fluffy. That said, if you want to give it a shot I would add it when you add the lentils. It might need a slightly longer cook time, and more broth, so keep an eye on it. Please let me know how it goes!

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128 Kathy April 5, 2016

This is delicious! I love how I was able to quickly put it together between my kids’ carpools…and now I’m enjoying having a bowl of it even though it’s nowhere near dinner time! Thank you for another great recipe. And congratulations on your pregnancy! It might get crazy at times, but try not to be too hard on yourself, take care of yourself, and try to enjoy it. It goes by fast! (I had 5 kids in 9 years, and I never believed people when they said it would fly by, but it has).

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129 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Thank you for your congrats, Kathy! Wise words. :) And I’m so happy you’re enjoying the soup!

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130 gayle April 5, 2016
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This soup is SO good and so simple to make. My husband thought it might be one of the best soups he ever had! I am not much of a cook and was tickled pink at how well it turned out. Usually the next time I try a recipe I double up on all the spices, but I will not on this one. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful vegan recipe :)

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131 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

I’m so happy to hear the recipe was a hit, Gayle!

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132 Katie April 5, 2016
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Wow this looks incredible. I just want to say how much of an inspiration you are. I am just beginning my journey into food blogging (mainly just to share with family and friends for now as I build it up) and hope to one day be as successful and knowledgeable as you! Since winter just returned to us overnight here in Alberta, I think this soup may be a great option for the next coming days. Looking forward to trying this out!!

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133 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hi Katie, thank you so much for your sweet words! I hope you love the soup when you try it, and that it helps keep you warm. Wishing you the best of luck on your journey into food blogging!! :)

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134 Joanne April 5, 2016
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Delicious.
Easy.
Ready in no time and tastes even better the next day.
I used kale as I didn’t have any spinach on hand.
Also used full fat coconut milk – tasted amazingly delicious, of course, but I might try with low-fat next time. Having a hard time with the fact I ate an entire can of full fat coconut milk to myself – this soup was too good to share!

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135 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hahaha – I had problems sharing too, Joanne! ;)

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136 Erica April 5, 2016
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Angela, this soup is amazing! I did add a little bit of Thai basil I had frozen in oil, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I love how easy the recipe is too. I will be making everyone jealous with my lunches this week!

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137 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

I’m glad you like it, Erica! That Thai basil sounds like a great addition. :)

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138 Abby D April 5, 2016
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Oh my, so amazing! While this was simmering the aromas made me want to cry I was so delighted by them! You have outdone yourself once again!! Cannot wait for your app! Thank you!

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139 Marie-Claude April 5, 2016
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Yummm, it smell so good in my house right now ! I just made it and it`s perfect for my flu…
and my new goal; turmeric every day ! Since so much time i follow you Angela… you never stop suprising me… i just made your gluten free snickerdoodles this week and i`m in heaven since i taste it. :)) Thank you so much

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140 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

I love the smell of this soup, too! Hope you get over that flu soon – I’m sending lots of get well vibes. :)

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141 Betty April 5, 2016
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Wow this soup was amazing! Thank you so much.

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142 Sonia Ribaux April 5, 2016

Bravo! This was delicious. I added cauliflower…couldn’t help myself.

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143 Melissa April 5, 2016
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Simmering on the stove right now, and WOW! The aroma in my kitchen is ridiculously incredible! Already tasted the broth and it’s beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing– your recipes are always reliably awesome :D

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144 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

Hope you enjoy, Melissa!!

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145 Ali April 5, 2016
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This soup was perfect for tonight. I had a horrible day and the only words I can come up with to describe this soup is that it is a hug for the soul. Thank you for this awesome recipe! My only regret is that I only made 1 batch. ;)

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146 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

So glad you enjoyed the soup, Ali. I hope tomorrow goes much better for you! :)

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147 Shifra April 5, 2016

This tastes and smells amazing! I made it exactly like you said except I sauteed the garlic and onion in coconut oil instead. As well as using water instead of broth since I didn’t have any, though I reduced the amount of water so it wouldn’t dilute the soup, which it most definitely didn’t! I also used fresh tomatoes, which tastes so fresh and yum! Enjoying a big bowl of your soup right now! Mmmm. Thank you for this simple and delicious recipe! I am 13 and my mom is very happy that I love cooking. :)

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148 Angela Liddon April 6, 2016

Hi Shifra, I’m so happy to hear how much you enjoyed this soup, even with the changes you made! I always love when a recipe is easily adapted and still turns out great. Thanks for your lovely comment!

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149 Mima April 5, 2016
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Dear Angela
I just made this recipe and its OMG amazing! Soon yummmo :) I followed the recipe exactly just used coconut oil instead of olive oil and used baby kale instead of baby spinach. Its very flavorful and creamy. Thank you for all your hard work creating these awesome glowing recipes – this is another keeper.
Best
Mima

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150 lindi April 6, 2016
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Hi Angela
Thank you for your creativity.
I loved this soup so much I wrote an entire blog about it. I hope you don’t mind.
https://inbodyinmind.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/its-a-good-day-for-a-bowl-of-soup/
Thanks again. I love your blog.
Lindi

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151 Angela Liddon April 6, 2016

I definitely don’t mind! I’m so happy you loved the soup so much. Thanks for the shout out!

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152 Charlene April 6, 2016

This was a real “humdinger” indeed and perfect for this chilly April weather. Can’t wait to make it again.

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153 Lynley April 6, 2016

This soup is fantastic! I love how quick and easy it was to throw together with minimal chopping! I’m making another batch tonight.

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154 Sara April 6, 2016
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I made this for dinner last night and posted a picture of it on my Instagram! It is delicious! Of course, when I read that it was similar to the Red Lentil Kale Spiced Soup I knew it would amazing. That soup is one of my favorites!

Congrats on the newest ventures in your life! It’s always wonderful to watch the journeys of those who are inspirational to me.

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155 Angela Liddon April 6, 2016

So glad you enjoyed the soup, Sara, and thanks for the congrats! :)

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156 Laura Stinson April 6, 2016
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Delicious! Had to substitute garam masala for the spices since cardamom seeds were crazy expensive at my store but it worked just fine and this soup is so fantastic, I’m eating it for breakfast as I type this!

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157 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

Glad to hear you enjoyed the soup, Laura! It’s always awesome when a recipe can be adapted, I think. :)

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158 Amy April 11, 2016

Laura, a great place to find extremely affordable spices (especially the ones in this recipe) is an Indian grocery, if you have one nearby.

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159 Donna April 6, 2016
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With a vegan son and a vegetarian daughter, I’m always looking for new recipes to try. This was really delicious and the house smelled wonderful! I liked that I had almost all of the ingredients on hand, except for the cardamom. I substituted nutmeg, and that seemed to work well.

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160 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

I’m glad you enjoyed the soup, Donna! I agree, I always love dishes with typically on-hand ingredients (and that are easily adaptable when something’s missing).

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161 Jessica April 6, 2016

I tried the red lentil-kale soup from your cookbook last night and it was fabulous! (and just the right meal as I live in Sault Ste Marie and we have about 10 cm of snow on the ground with more to come …). In any case, I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your cookbook and am looking forward to the next one. Cheers!

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162 Angela Liddon April 6, 2016

Isn’t this weather crazy?! Stay warm, Jessica, and thanks for your kind words about the cookbook! I hope you love the next one just as much.

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163 Liz April 6, 2016

Hi Angela,

I made this soup last night and it was delectable! I had bookmarked this recipe 3 days ago and I finally did it. Your directions were straight to the point and very easy to follow. It was perfect for yesterday’s frigid weather out here in NY. My husband loved the soup and we both had seconds! Thank you for this wonderful recipe :) Guess what I’m having for lunch today?

Liz
http://www.lizavenue.com

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164 Angela Liddon April 6, 2016

Hi Liz, so happy to hear you loved the soup when you finally got a chance to try it! It’s definitely a great dish for this unseasonably cold weather it seems lots of us are getting right now. I’m happy I could help you and the husband stay warm! Enjoy the leftovers!

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165 Bee April 6, 2016

I have recently started to change my diet to be 7:3 ratio plant-based and I love your blog. One of my biggest challenges so far is finding cool looking recipes to make and your blog is absolutely amazing for me to find inspiration from.
Lots of Love,
Bee

http://www.livingwithbee.com

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166 Angela Liddon April 6, 2016

I’m so happy and flattered to hear you find my blog an inspiration, Bee! Transitioning to a new diet can be challenging, and I wish you a fun and delicious journey. :)

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167 Jane April 6, 2016

This sounds delicious and I plan to make it this weekend (still cold in NY!) I’m assuming you mean unsweetened coconut milk, correct? And congrats on your good news!

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168 Angela Liddon April 6, 2016

Yep, you got it! The unsweetened coconut milk you get in the cans. I hope you enjoy the soup when you make it, and that it keeps you nice and toasty.:) And thanks for the congrats wishes, they’re much appreciated!

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169 Jane April 9, 2016

The soup was delicious — easy to make yet full of wonderful flavor combinations and so healthy! This was my first time using red lentils (I use black and brown ones mostly) and I’m hooked. The soup was even better the next day.

Will you be developing any more protein-bite recipes? I’m looking for post-workout healthy snacks. Ones that I can even bring with me in the car so that I don’t rush to eat something not nourishing because I’m starving. I made your chocolate nut/seed bites and loved them. Thanks.

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170 Angela Liddon April 19, 2016

Hey Jane, That’s a great idea! I would also recommend my Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites for an easy on the go option, or even my Glo Bars (I have two recipes for them in my first book). I’ll definitely start thinking about coming up with a new recipe too.

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171 Christine Chevalier April 6, 2016
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I made this last night. OMG!!! Simply amazing – I wouldn’t change a thing!!!! I’ve loved everyone of your recipes that I’ve made so far…Thank you so much!!!!

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172 Tara April 6, 2016
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Congrats on you great news, Angela!!! : ) I made this soup for lunch today. I’m a huge fan of the ‘On the Mend’ soup from The OSG cookbook, so I knew I had to try this right away. Plus, we’re experiencing retroactive snowy winter here in New England as well, so a soup is much needed! I *LOVE* this soup. Soothing, creamy and comforting. And filling/satisfying! (I think it’s the full-fat coconut milk! Ha!). I thought I would need to add some heat to it per my preference but I really loved it as is. I added a little extra garlic (because that’s how I roll ;) but I really think it doesn’t need a thing! This soup is decidedly different in the best way. Thank you!

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173 Angela Liddon April 6, 2016

Thank you for the lovely comment, Tara! I am so happy to hear the soup was a hit. (And you can rarely go wrong with extra garlic;)!)

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174 C and J in London April 6, 2016
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My 14 year old daughter made this for me to come home to tonight and it’s amazing (as is my daughter). How delicious! It’s the first recipe we’ve eaten from your website and hopefully one of many to come.
Thank you.

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175 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

Aw, what a great thing to come home to! I hope you and your daughter continue to enjoy my recipes as you explore the blog. :)

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176 Dina April 6, 2016
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Tried this tonight and it was delicious! My husband loved it, too! Will definitely be making this again so thank you! It was light but satisfying. Congratulations on your happy news!

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177 Jenne April 6, 2016
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So flavorful and easy! Another winner from Oh She Glows. Thank you, Angela, for being the vegan cooking guide I trust the most!

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178 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

Aw, and thank YOU for the sweet comment, Jenne :)

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179 Connie April 6, 2016
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This was great! I had almost all of the ingredients on hand, as you said – just bought an onion. I read that someone else used a can of coconut milk from Trader Joe’s (NOT full fat), which I did as well and I was perfectly happy with the result. My 11-year-old recently-turned-vegan-from-vegetarian daughter (her decision by the way), who is not a fan of too spicy, enjoyed the soup very much, so I think you hit it just right, as far as making it accessible but still flavorful.

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180 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

Hi Connie, I’m glad you and your daughter enjoyed the soup! :)

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181 Joy Lewis April 6, 2016

This looks amazing. Do you have a recommendation for a coconut milk substitute? It doesn’t agree with me :(

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182 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

Hey Joy, I’d recommend replacing it with a thick homemade cashew milk, if possible: blend 1 1/2 cups water with 3/4 cup soaked and drained cashews until smooth, then stir this in rather than the can of coconut milk. If cashews aren’t an option an unsweetened, unflavoured almond milk might work in a pinch (although it won’t be as creamy and rich). Hope this helps!

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183 Leanne April 6, 2016
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Love, love, love this soup recipe! I’ve made it twice this week already. It’s easy to make. All my kids enjoyed it. What more could I want? Okay, if I’m truthful your chia pancake recipe I keep seeing you post pictures of on Snapchat. Much happiness & health to you and your family always.

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184 Kristina April 6, 2016

Congratulations on your good news! Meh, sanity is highly overrated, anyway, and not that useful in a parent anyway. You’re making me misty-eyed for when my girls were little. They’re 2 1/2 years apart (on purpose, just like your babies), and very close, although one is away at college. The youngest goes off next year. My oldest is an omnivore herself, but all of her housemates are vegan and they always eat together, so I mailed off this recipe right away — both economical and delicious for the “starving student”. We’re having really hot weather (85 degrees F) here in central CA, but when the weather cools down this weekend, you bet I’m making this!

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185 Nicole April 6, 2016
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Thank you so much for this (and all) recipe!! Made it tonight and it was delicious!! With a toddler I often sacrifice taste in order to make something quick while chasing her around. This recipe was quick and easy and had such amazing flavor. Much appreciated!!

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186 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

I’m glad you like the recipe, Nicole! I definitely appreciate quick and delicious dishes these days too – they’re so great when you’ve got a toddler running around, aren’t they? :)

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187 Sam @ Barrister's Beet April 6, 2016

This looks amazing! I love lentils. Thankfully, I love soup throughout the year, so I’m happy to make this even as the weather heats up. Thanks for the great recipe!

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188 Jackie April 6, 2016
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I saw your previews of this recipe on snapchat and after you posted the recipe on the site I practically ran to the store to pick up the ingredients. :) I made this last night and am happy to report that it was super easy to make and de-freaking-licious. I ate leftovers tonight and it was still just as (if not more so!) flavorful after sitting in the fridge for a day. Five stars fo sho

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189 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

Aw, I’m happy it lived up to the anticipation, Jackie! :)

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190 Danielle Helena April 6, 2016
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I just made this for dinner and it was fantastic! I’m a new Mom of two and dinner is something I have yet to re-master in our new life and thankfully this quick and delicious dinner actually made it on he table on time! AND my picky 2 year old ate her entire bowl.

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191 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

I’m so happy this recipe helped to make the evening meal chaos a bit smoother, Danielle! And I’m extra glad that it was a hit with the whole fam. :)

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192 Sarah April 7, 2016
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I literally had this recipe on my mind all day at work and was forever starting at your glorious pictures imaging what it was taste and smell like. I finished work at almost 9pm and as soon as I got home I cooked it up in no time. It is now awaiting to be eaten tomorrow for lunch. I had a sneaky bowl before bed of cause. YUM! I also added a grated zucchini that was in desperate need of being used and worked a treat. Thanks for sharing.

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193 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

Haha, I’m glad you finally got to enjoy your soup, Sarah! That sounds like a slightly torturous wait. ;) Thanks for the lovely comment!

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194 Jessica Calix April 7, 2016
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Amazing recipe! Similar ingredients to the daal, which i was originally going to make, but opted for this one because it’s a mild dish I can share with roommate that does not like spice. So threw carrots (from daal ingredients) in as well. Everyone loved it! So much flavor, and the lime really adds a great tangy flavor. It’s a dish that really makes you feel good after eating, my husbands says it has sabor! :) Thank you!

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195 Angela Liddon April 7, 2016

Hi Jessica, I’m glad to hear that the recipe was a hit with everyone! It’s always great to hear a recipe I love is enjoyed by so many others.

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196 Meg April 7, 2016

Made this for dinner yesterday and it was so so good! We all loved it. My 3 year old even ate it!

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197 Kristen Mam April 7, 2016
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Angela – this is one of the yummiest soups I’ve ever eaten. It was a huge hit in our house, especially with me because it was so easy to throw together. Is it okay for me to share this recipe on my blog, with credit given to you, of course?

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198 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

Hi Kristen, I’m so happy the soup is a hit, and of course you can share the recipe on your blog. If you haven’t changed the original recipe, I prefer that you simply link back to my post. But, if you’ve changed the recipe significantly, feel free to post it along with your changes and a link to the original recipe.

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199 Gwyn Rafuse-Smith April 7, 2016
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Oh She’s Done It! This soup is FANTASTIC! Hits all my flavour buttons! Mmmmmmm…!
Thank you Angela!

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200 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

Haha, so glad you enjoyed it, Gwyn!

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201 Riikka April 7, 2016

We made this soup yesterday using kale instead of spinach and adding a diced fennel bulb. It was really good, thanks! Even the kids liked it when we removed the kale bits from their plates ;)

I’m not a big fan of canned coconut milk usually (it’s too sweet maybe) so this time I tried making my own by adding hot water to some creamed coconut. And somehow it was just right! I also prefer creamed coconut because there is no water or other stuff added, it’s just pure coconut.

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202 Angela Liddon April 13, 2016

So glad to hear the recipe was a hit, Rikka!

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203 Carrie April 7, 2016

This is a little off-topic, but I’m looking for some good sauce recipes to combine with other things in delicious vegan bowl recipes. I’m sure I saw a template somewhere for this idea, but can’t for the life of me find it now. If it wasn’t on your blog, do you have a list somewhere of great sauces? Thanks so much!
PS – And congrats on your new baby. My first 2 were 23 months apart, and the best advice I have is to remember that the older one is still a baby too! She looked so much bigger than the new one, I think I expected too much of her…..(but she did turn out great anyway!)

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204 Angela Liddon May 3, 2016

Hi Carrie, thanks so much for the congrats and wise words!! :) For veggie bowl sauces, I’d recommend my Effortless Anytime Balsamic Vinaigrette (p 283 of The Oh She Glows Cookbook), teriyaki sauce (from the Speedy Veggie Noodle Bowl on the blog), Lemon-Tahini Dressing, and the sauce from the Rad Raw Rainbow Pad Thai. Hope this helps!

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205 Tiffany April 7, 2016
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Hi Angela,

I just made this soup for lunch and wow does my kitchen smell amazing! Thank you!! The broth is super flavorful! The spices make the dish so comforting. I love it!

Thank you! Congratulations on baby number two!! Wishing you lots of love and happiness during this special time! (I’m super excited about the app too!!)

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206 Hilde April 7, 2016

Hi Angela….I made this last night for dinner and I’m eating leftovers for lunch today. I might just make it again tonight. This is one of the easiest, tastiest soups I’ve ever made! You hit it out of the ballpark with this one!

It’s been fun beta-testing the app. I really can’t wait for it to be launched!

And congratulations on Baby #2! Exciting things are happening for you and your family!

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207 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

I’m thrilled you enjoyed being a beta tester, Hilde! Thank you so much for that – we really appreciate all your help. :)

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208 Maëva April 7, 2016

Looks like a perfect way to say goodbye to Winter and welcome Spring!

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209 Krista Williams April 7, 2016
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Welcome back! You were missed!

This looks amazing. it’s rainy here in LA so I would LOVE to make this!

xo
Krista
http://www.hundredblog.com

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210 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

Aw, thank you, Krista! I hope you enjoy the soup if you give it a try :)

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211 Lori April 7, 2016
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I made this soup the day you posted it even though we were over 80 degrees where I live. It was so delicious and my favorite lentil soup I’ve ever had! This will definitely be a recipe I make again and again….and eat for breakfast. Is that weird? :)

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212 Scott April 7, 2016
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Every time my diet is out of control and I need to “reign it in” a little, I always go directly to your website and cookbook. Delicious recipes, attractive food, simple easy-to-follow directions, and life altering results all keep me coming back for more. I find the email with new recipes great reminders to try new things as well as to treat myself right. I’m looking forward to the app. Thank You!!!!!

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213 alyssa nevin April 7, 2016
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I made this for dinner tonight. Fantastic. A winner among adults and two picky tween and teenage boys!

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214 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

So glad it was a hit with everyone, Alyssa!

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215 Heidi April 7, 2016

Hi Angela! I love your website so much. Just wanted to say congrats on your second pregnancy!! I just had my first in November and love reading all your baby posts and comparing notes with what my little one is doing now. Hope the second trimester is treating you better than the first. Can’t wait to try this lentil soup recipe!!!

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216 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

Thank you, Heidi! And congrats to you on your new little one. :)

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217 Janik L. April 8, 2016

This is oddly reminiscent of indian Dhal but as a soup…what an awesome twist on things

Thanks

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218 Denise April 8, 2016

Hi Angela,

Congratulations! So happy for you. I do hope you’ll be writing pregnancy posts again as I enjoyed reading about them a lot last time! My son was born last October and I re-read all your posts when I was pregnant.

Here in Australia Autumn has just begun so it’s the perfect weather for this recipe. Two other girls and myself always have a “Healthy Friday” at work on Fridays where everyone brings a nice healthy dish and we share all dishes at lunch. And this soup was the best! We absolutely loved the flavour :D Thank you, I’ll be making a batch and freezing it for the future!

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219 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

Hi Denise, I’m happy hear you and your friends enjoyed this soup! Thank you so much for your congratulations, and congrats to you as well on your little one. I’m sending you and your family lots of warm wishes.

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220 Tasha Bone April 8, 2016
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I’m in love with this recipe, it’s truly delicious! The only mistake I made was not doubling it because it went fast!! My 18 month daughter loved it as well and the major bonus was I didn’t have to shop for one ingredient. Thank you so much Angela for another amazing recipe :)

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221 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe, Tasha! :) Thank YOU for the sweet comment.

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222 suzanne April 8, 2016

Angela – it is SO wonderful to hear your voice again :)…and CONGRATULATIONS on the pregnancy , app and all that you have going on…you are truly thriving!
Thanks for another phenomenal recipe…and yes – it is snowing here again (didn’t snow much all winter when we wanted it and now that we don’t want it…..)…another life lesson that we cannot control the weather so just let it go and …make soup :)

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223 shawna April 8, 2016
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Wow, this is so yummy!
I work as a chef for a family and while I myself eat entirely plant based, the family does not as they have three children with very different tastes. I try to sneak in 100% plant based meals a few times a week and they are hit or miss. I added carrots to this and I am keeping the spinach out until serving times as I know two of the kids will freak about green things floating in their bowls. I’m pairing this with earth balance butter garlic bread and i have a feeling it will be a ‘hit’. Thanks for another great recipe!

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224 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

Thanks so much for the comment, Shawna. I hope everyone enjoys the soup!

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225 Jordasche Kingston April 8, 2016
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Hi. I made this last night, it was super tasty. The only thing I did different was I added in 1/4 cup of quinoa. I’ll definitely be making this again in the future, thank you so much for sharing!

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226 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

I’m glad you enjoyed it, Jordasche!

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227 Lauren Massarella April 8, 2016

This sounds absolutely delicious! I cannot wait to make this week. Especially since it’s still winter in Chicago. Thank you for sharing! xoxo

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228 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

I hope you enjoy it, Lauren!

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229 Stephanie April 8, 2016

Nice you’re posting again! Missed it.
Thank you for another beautiful inspiration. All the best!

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230 Whitney April 8, 2016

I’m picking up the ingredients to make a double batch tonight! Thanks for sharing!

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231 Samantha April 8, 2016
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This was so good! I didn’t have cardamom, so I just omitted and I only had light coconut milk on hand, but my whole family loved it, all three kids including the picky one! I will be adding this to my list of soups. Thanks Angela- I love your recipes!

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232 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

Aw, I’m so glad – I always love when a recipe is a hit with kids (including picky ones!) as well as adults. It makes getting food on the table so easy!

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233 Cindy April 8, 2016
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Angela,
What an awesome soup! I made it tonight & my husband absolutely loved it!!!!! He said it was just the right amount of lentils as he likes “brothy” type soups. I like a little less broth but thought this was perfect! Wouldn’t change a thing! I served it with a grilled cheese made with daiya cheese. Thanks so much for all you do! Congrats on the pregnancy! Your little girl is so cute!

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234 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

Thank you for your congrats, Cindy! I’m so happy to hear the recipe was a hit. (Grilled cheese sounds like a great accompaniment – soup and grilled cheese is just one of those perfect combinations, isn’t it?)

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235 Debra April 9, 2016
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I made this soup tonight and it is truly amazing, so delicious and filling. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes in your cookbook which I purchased yesterday!
Thanks Angela

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236 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

Thanks, Debra. I hope you love the recipes in the cookbook just as much as this one!

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237 Nicola April 9, 2016
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I made this last night for dinner and wanted to eat the whole pot. Super simple to make but bursting with flavour. having it for lunch today!! :)

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238 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

I know that urge so well, haha. I’m glad you enjoyed the soup as much as I do, Nicola! :)

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239 Meera April 9, 2016

This is the Indian dal palak recipe which is a very popular dish in India. I think you ought to give credit when you take a common recipe from another country. This is called appropriation of other cultures!

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240 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 15, 2016

Meera,
I was simply recreating a soup that I had purchased at the grocery store which was called spiced lentil soup. I have not heard of Indian dal palak before, but will definitely have to check it out now.

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241 Rose April 9, 2016

Once again I wish I wasn’t ellergic to lentils… This looks so good! I’m going to try it today with some mashed chickpeas, can’t go wrong with chickpeas right? ;)

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242 Rose April 9, 2016

Allergic… typing is so hard hahaha

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243 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

Hahaha, typos get us all! I think chickpeas would be a great substitution. I hope you enjoyed it!

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244 Rose April 13, 2016

Omg you replied to my comment! Totally fangirling here haha :) The chickpeas were amazing in this soup, the whole pot was gone within 30 minutes :) Yummm

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245 Nadine B April 9, 2016

Hi…..
New to cooking uncooked lentils….
Do we have to soak them first over night or something?! :O
Can’t wait to try this soup…..
Ts

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246 Carmen April 9, 2016

This soup is sooo yummy!! I only had coconut cream on hand, so I used half coconut cream and half almond milk and it was amazing!

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247 Diana P in Texas April 9, 2016
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This recipe is awesome! I made it today, but added 8 oz of boneless skinless chicken breast, diced 1/2-inch. (Hubby and I are adding protein to our diets as we work towards slimmer versions of ourselves.) I think this soup will be a staple recipe!

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248 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

I’m so glad the recipe was a hit, Diana!

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249 Cate April 9, 2016
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Thank you so much for this amazing recipe, Angela! I made this this evening, because despite what the calendar says, it was snowing today and felt like winter. I love red lentil dal at restaurants, but all the recipes I’ve tried at home in the past to recreate them have fallen short… until now! This was fantastic and it was so comforting. We like our food a little spicy, so added about 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne, and it was perfect!

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250 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Cate. Cayenne sounds like a delicious addition!

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251 Anne April 9, 2016

Dreary weather here too, can’t wait to try this yummy soup out!

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252 Karen April 9, 2016
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I made this for dinner tonight and it was super yum! We toasted some naan with vegan butter and garlic on the side. It was a super cold day here in southern NYS and snowed all day. This soup is so warming. It was perfect. Thank you for all your great work.

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253 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

So happy you enjoyed it, Karen! Stay warm :)

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254 Nicole Saindon April 10, 2016
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Hands down, my favourite soup!! My sister (who is lactose intolerant) absolutely loved how creamy it was with the coconut milk. Thanks so much for this gem! :)

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255 Patricia Clarke April 10, 2016
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Oh my, I made this recipe this afternoon with the intention of having it for lunches this upcoming week….but I can’t stop sampling it….It’s just so good…..very warm and satisfying…10 out of 10 my dear :) !

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256 Rachel Ritter April 10, 2016
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I have never made a recipe of yours and been disappointed and this was no exception!!!! I had the same reaction to my first taste of this soup as I did when I made your African peanut stew the first time, I said out loud in my kitchen, by myself, “holy crap!!”. It is that good!!! And such little prep work for this one too!!! Thank you for creating the most delicious vegan recipes I’ve tried, so looking forward to cookbook number 2 :)

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257 Angela Liddon April 11, 2016

Haha, I am so happy to hear you liked it, Rachel! Thanks for the great comment, and I hope you love my second cookbook just as much as I do when it comes out. :)

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258 Tamra April 10, 2016
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Made this tonight & it was wonderful! Perfect for this cool, damp, windy weather. I picked up nan bread at the local Indian restaurant for a treat to accompany the soup. Thanks for all your delicious recipes Angela!

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259 Jess Grand Bois April 10, 2016

Just made this recipe for lunches this week and it’s so good! Love the broth. Only thing though is I realized my tomatoes were “italian seasoned with oregano”… Oops haha. Thanks for the great recipe, once again!

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260 Angela April 10, 2016

This is so scrumptious! I spooned it over some leftover brown rice and quinoa, steamed cauliflower, and a few cashews. Love it!

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261 Angela Liddon April 11, 2016

Great idea, Angela! That sounds delish :) So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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262 Janine April 10, 2016
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I made this tonight and thought it was amazing. I thought the spices were perfect and coconut milk made it awesome. My daughter didnt really like it she thought the cinnamon gave it a sweet taste. More for me!!

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263 Renata April 11, 2016

Can’t wait to try this one – I discovered your blog earlier this year and have been living off Spiced Red Lentil Soup (I’m actually having it for lunch right now at work), Luxurious 7-Vegetable and “Cheese” Soup, Sun-dried Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Tofu Quiche (I love this – if anyone has the measures in metric system please share with me as I keep making more of the crust than needed) and Warm + Roasted Winter Salad Bowl. Thank you soooo much for adding the measurements in the metric system <3

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264 Angela Liddon April 11, 2016

Hi Renata, I am so happy to hear you’ve been enjoying the blog. I hope you love the Glowing Spiced Lentil Soup when you give it a try, too!

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265 Amy April 11, 2016
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I just made this for the second time, and it is amazing! This time, I threw in some extra veggies (orange bell pepper, carrot, and asparagus). I can also imagine adding cauliflower or tofu. And it tastes great over jasmine rice. I will be making this again. I love it!

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266 K April 11, 2016
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Love all the Indian spices!! Adds nice depth!

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267 Ruth April 11, 2016
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I loved it, Husband loved it — will definitely make again. THANKS!

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268 Margaret C. April 11, 2016
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I made this with brown lentils because that is all I had at home when I felt inspired to try it. The soup was delicious and the family loved it. Very easy to make. Thanks for the great recipe!

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269 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

I’m glad it was a hit, Margaret!

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270 Rosemary April 11, 2016
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This Glowing Spiced Lentil Soup is amazing and beautiful! I used fresh nettle leaves in lieu of the spinach because I had just picked up some at the farmers market, and I fixed some rice to have with it since the hubby likes a very hearty dish. Yum–a perfect recipe! Thank you for sharing! :)

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271 Lauren April 11, 2016
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Rediscovered your blog when I recently went fully vegan. Made this soup the day it was posted. Bookmarked, pinned, saved everywhere. SO GOOD

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272 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

Welcome back, Lauren! Haha :) It’s awesome to hear the soup was a hit. I’m glad you like the recipe!

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273 Ruth April 11, 2016
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I made this soup for dinner last night and as advertised, it was easy, quick and VERY tasty! I didn’t have any cardamom on hand but I don’t think that made a difference. I’m not sure what I’m missing. :-)

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274 Elly Anderson April 11, 2016
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Loved it! Make it for my boyfriend for a special lunch date :D We both really enjoyed it, and so quick and simple.

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275 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

Aw, I’m so glad the soup was a hit on your date! <3

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276 Nina April 12, 2016
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Hi Angela and Greetings from the UK. I was scrolling down the comments as I have been advised to avoid coconut milk and oil to see if anyone requested a substitution for coconut milk, I was pleased to read a question from ‘Jan’ asking for an alternative and you replied with a substitution (thanks for that as I can now make the soup recipe too).

I have a couple of further questions:-

Does your new cookbook book contain a lot of recipes using coconut oil or milks? Where these products appear do you have added notes of alternative suggestions to try?

Also, your app same question as above.

Good luck with your book release – thanks in advance for a reply.

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277 Angela Liddon April 18, 2016

Hi Nina, Yes the new book contains a fair amount of recipes calling for coconut oil and plant-based milk, however I’m not sure of the exact count. I don’t tend to provide substitutions for milk because I figure that you can use any kind you enjoy without much worry. For coconut oil, it’s essential in some desserts (such as a no bake fudge), but in cooking recipes it can be subbed for your preferred oil. Hope this helps!

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278 Monica April 12, 2016

Dear Angela,
I cooked the delicious Glowing Spiced Lentil soup last night and we all loved it. I am shining with your recipes among the meat-eater’s members of my family!!.
I cook mostly vegan meals from your recipes when it is my turn to cook and I am loving it !
Thank you !!

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279 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

I am so happy to hear you all enjoyed the soup, Monica. I always try to make sure my recipes will be crowd-pleasers – for vegans, meat-eaters, and everyone in between! – and it’s so rewarding to hear when I’ve been successful. Thank you for the lovely comment!

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280 Francesca April 12, 2016
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This soup was fantastic! I cannot recommend it enough! It made plenty of soup to feed 3 hungry folks for dinner and I have lunch for 2 days. It had a wonderfully creamy texture with a nice tangy flavor. It feels so good to add turmeric for the inflammatory benefits. I added a tad of ginger to balance out the spices, but it isn’t needed. I think this is my favorite OSG recipe yet!

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281 Emily April 12, 2016

This looks so yummy! My mouth is watering!

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282 renay April 12, 2016
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i made this last night and my husband and i loved it! added 1/4 tsp chili flakes for extra heat. truly simple to make, a great combo of spices, warming and nourishing. another great recipe angela – you never disappoint! :-) xo

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283 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

That tweak sounds delicious! So glad you and your husband enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for the lovely comment!

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284 Michelle April 12, 2016
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This soup is awesome! Actually, all of my favorite soups have come from this website or the OSG cookbook (African Peanut Stew anyone??). I am so thankful I found this site last year and I have become the lunch envy of the office several times from these recipes!

I added red pepper flakes to the dish and it’s a nice kick to compliment the spices. I had this for lunch today and ended up having several other spoons showing up at my desk for a taste test! The link to this soup definitely made its way around the office today.

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285 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

I bet red pepper flakes would give this a GREAT kick, Michelle! And that’s hilarious about all those “taste testers” wandering by your desk – what a great story. Thanks for sharing!

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286 sylvia Novotny April 12, 2016
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This was so delicious! I typically don’t eat bread but would definitely buy some to soak this broth up! Next time I may add potatoes or brussels because I didn’t find that it was super packed-I was imagining it more stew like. the Lime is a perfect touch and I added fresh cilantro at the end! so good!

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287 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

I’m glad you enjoyed it, Sylvia! If you “beef”” it up a bit next time (haha, so to speak), I’d love to hear how it goes. :)

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288 Hazel Stewart April 12, 2016
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Made this soup the other day, really delicious and so simple to make. I didn’t have cardamon or cinnamon, I added some paprika and cayenne chilli powder. Really lovely, thanks for a great recipe, I’m sure to be making this again!

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289 Angela Liddon April 12, 2016

Yum – paprika and cayenne sound like delish additions! Glad you liked the recipe, Hazel.

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290 Fiona April 12, 2016
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Great soup that I will make again! Not quite as good as the 10 spice soup which I rate as 5 stars, but almost as good! (IMO)

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291 romany romany April 12, 2016

Are lentils really gluten free??? So a warning! I loved the look of your soup and made a HUGE pot and gobbled it down! Delicious! Then 30 mins later I got my usual sign that I’ve eaten wheat. Massive stomach bloat and horrible stomach ache. I presumed that it must have been the stock…. So today I tried again! Another huge pot (3 times the recipe) and I put only Vegan wheat free stock in. I just tried a tsp of it. 30 mins later, same thing, in fact I still look 9 months pregnant. In the supermarket, i looked at the packets of red lentils and guess what…? “Not suitable for those with a wheat allergy due to the manufacturing process.” I feel betrayed by the supermarket! Red lentils with wheat???! Good job my partner can eat it all instead! But thought I would warn your readers!

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292 Sarah April 12, 2016
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Yum! Another wonderful recipe, so easy too! Thank you.

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293 Rabia @ Sous Chef April 12, 2016
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Being an east asian, i am a big lentil soup fan, have literally tried hundreds of variations but you just nailed it, thank you!

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294 Angela Liddon April 13, 2016

AWw, thanks so much, Rabia. I’m so happy you loved it!!

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295 MBM April 12, 2016
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Have been waiting a whole week to make this since I read the recipe and it was well worth it! This soup is delicious! The whole family enjoyed it, including the kids. This is going to be an every week soup for awhile!

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296 Angela Liddon April 13, 2016

Hi there, I’m so happy to hear you guys enjoyed the recipe!! This soup’s so quick and convenient – it’s quickly become a new staple around here, too.

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297 Pat Heffron-Cartwright April 13, 2016
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I made this recipe…very easy. The soup had an amazing taste. It may become my go to lentil soup recipe…great for a quick evening meal after a long day at work. Thanks.

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298 Angela Liddon April 13, 2016

So glad you enjoyed it, Pat! It’s definitely become a staple around here, too. :)

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299 Jackie April 13, 2016
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Made this tonight and it was beautiful so easy and so delicious , Thank you

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300 Chris April 13, 2016

This soup was delicious. It is now in my soup repertoire.

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301 Hannah April 13, 2016
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This soup is so good!

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302 Colleen April 13, 2016
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This turned out beautifully and took almost no time at all. Another win!

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303 Ellen April 13, 2016

Excellent recipe. I added mushrooms (white, raw, sliced, 12 mins before done simmering) and poured it over rice.

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304 Angela Liddon April 14, 2016

Yum, that sounds great, Ellen! So happy you enjoyed the recipe. :)

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305 Dey Alexander April 13, 2016
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Just made this for lunch. Yummo!

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306 Cheri April 14, 2016

Oh yummy! I’ve been looking for a lentil soup recipe to make to help with recovering from getting a tooth extracted. This is the one! Thank you!

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307 Angela Liddon April 14, 2016

Ouch! Hope you heal up quickly, Cheri. (And enjoy the soup in the meantime!)

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308 Katja April 14, 2016
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Very easy to make, and so tasty!! love the colour too!

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309 Lori April 14, 2016
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I made this tonight and loved it! It was quick and easy and very flavorful. Thanks for sharing.

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310 Rachel Patterson April 14, 2016
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I made this soup last week and it is phenomenal! I cannot get over how delicious it is! This will become a part of my regular soup rotation!

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311 Angela Liddon April 15, 2016

So happy to hear that, Rachel!

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312 Terri April 15, 2016
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Thank you for yet another delish soup. I have come down with a cold and was feeling like, well you know and had to be out with my daughter until after 7pm last night. My lovely hubby made this for me and it was hot and ready to go when I came home. Not really feeling like eating but the smell got me and it had me at the first spoonful. This was the perfect supper and I can imagine it will taste even better when the tastebuds return post cold. Genius I say, just genius.
Terri

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313 Angela Liddon April 15, 2016

Aw, what a great guy. Get well soon, Terry!

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314 Amanda April 15, 2016
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Hi there, Love love love your website. I’m hoping to start a blog too, but it all seems to be stored on my hard drive and no time to get posting. Question: love your soup, but not a fan of canned coconut milk, have you ever husked a coconut and blended the water and meat together? And how about fresh chopped toms rather than canned? My daughter has significant allergies and cannot tolerate any processed food that has been preserved.

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315 Angela Liddon April 21, 2016

Hi Amanda, No, I haven’t – I’m afraid my coconut husking skills aren’t the best! hah. Let us know if you try it out. And I haven’t used fresh tomatoes myself, but a number of other readers have tried it and enjoyed the results. I hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try with your modifications, and good luck starting that blog!

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316 Julianne April 15, 2016
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This soup is amazing. My kids each had seconds!! It is filling, nourishing, and comforting while not being heavy! I used lite coconut milk and it was still incredibly delicious and creamy. Love this soup, this recipe is a must try-must keep.

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317 Angela Liddon April 15, 2016

Thanks for the lovely note, Julianne! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe.

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318 Stacey April 15, 2016
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Absolutely delicious!! My veg loving family of 4 have requested this soup twice already! I love your quick easy recipes that yield impressive results! This one is a keeper!

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319 Angela Liddon April 15, 2016

So glad to hear the soup’s a hit with your family, Stacey! A double request?? I think that’s definitely a sign you’ve found a keeper. ;)

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320 Lyn April 15, 2016
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I made this this past weekend (though I used green lentils instead because that was all I could find). So so good. Even my dad liked it! I just whipped up some more but added a diced sweet potato (I like to mess around with recipes and add things) which made a nice addition (I just tossed it in when I added the lentils… and I actually found red ones this time!).

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321 Angela Liddon April 18, 2016

I always love to hear how people have experimented with my recipes, Lyn! It’s so inspiring. Thanks for sharing, and I’m so glad you like the recipe. )

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322 Mary Helen April 15, 2016
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Angela
I am a huge fan. I am enjoying your new app and I made many recipes in your cook book, winning many fans when they tried the ten spice veg soup. Your black bean sweet potatoe enchilada is outstanding and I have not tried your recent revision. I found the glowing spiced lentil soup a little bland. I added more cumin,salt, pepper, cayenne. Everyone in the comments seems to love it though so I am the outlier. Your recipes are “flavor bombs” but this one not so much.

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323 CarrieP April 15, 2016
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Oh, my word! This is one of the best soups I’ve ever tasted! I made it last night and was craving another bowl all day today!! YUM!! I really appreciate how quick and easy it was to make, too…which I made using your fabulous app! Thanks for sharing!

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324 Angela Liddon April 18, 2016

Hi Carrie, so glad you enjoyed the soup! I know what you mean about that second bowl – it’s kind of addictive, isn’t it? Haha. The recipe’s definitely a new fave around here too!

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325 Sara April 16, 2016
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Just made it for dinner this evening since I had everything in the house. It is delicious and makes the house smell amazing! Thank you for another easy, delightful recipe. :)

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326 Krissy April 17, 2016
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I just made this soup and it’s wonderful! I used green lentils (home grown on our farm) because that’s what I had on hand. This may have changed the texture a bit but the flavour is great!

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327 Angela Liddon April 18, 2016

So glad to hear you enjoyed the soup, Krissy! And I’m glad the lentil sub turned out well (home-grown lentils? yum!).

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328 Jennifer Smith April 17, 2016
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Just made this, and its delicious. You never fail me :) I added a little cayenne to kick up the heat and its wonderful. Looking forward to your next cookbook.

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329 Angela Liddon April 18, 2016

HI Jennifer, I’m glad you enjoyed the soup! Cayenne sounds like a great addition. Thanks for the lovely comment!

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330 Sara April 17, 2016
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great recipe, so easy and delicious! my bf and i both loved it, perfect dinner for a rainy sunday :)

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331 Colleen April 19, 2016
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I made this just like the recipe is written and it is wonderful! One of my new favorites!

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332 Angela Liddon April 19, 2016

Glad you enjoyed it, Colleen! :)

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333 Laura B April 19, 2016
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This soup sounded good, but oh man it is INCREDIBLE. The flavors are just undeniably 10/10. This is a must-repeat soup (and so quick!)

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334 Angela Liddon April 19, 2016

I am so happy to hear you’re a fan, Laura! I’m definitely a little in love with this soup as well. :)

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335 Sharon murphy April 19, 2016
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I’m making this soup for the second time. It’s the first lentil soup I really liked.

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336 Angela Liddon April 19, 2016

So happy you like this recipe, Sharon! :)

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337 Rachael April 19, 2016
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This was amazing. One of the best meals I have made in a long time, vegan or no vegan! We recently made the switch to a plant-based diet and this one of the most satisfying and tasty dishes we have tried. Thank you!:)

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338 Angela Liddon April 19, 2016

I am so happy to hear that, Rachael!

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339 Jan Jenkins April 20, 2016
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I made the recipe using bok choy instead of spinach (because that’s what i had on hand) and it was very delicious… we also grow swiss chard in our garden which will be another great substitue for the spinach… very tasty recipe – thanks for sharing.

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340 Angela Liddon April 20, 2016

So glad the recipe’s a hit, Jan! I hope you enjoy it with the fresh swiss chard. :)

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341 Wendy April 20, 2016
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Delicious,delicious,delicious. It goes in my favorites

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342 Liz Beecker April 20, 2016

I made this soup for dinner guests along with the Lentil Walnut Loaf, both were a huge success! I’ve made the soup a few times since and get requests for the recipe on every go. The Lentil Walnut Loaf is to die for. I really love your recipes Angela. You’ve changed my cooking forever!

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343 Angela Liddon April 21, 2016

Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Liz! It’s great to here both dishes were a hit. :)

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344 Sarah April 22, 2016
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Amazing soup, I shall definitely be making it again very soon.

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345 Alexina April 23, 2016
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This is DELICIOUS! I’ve never experienced this combo of spices in a soup before and it’s is so good! Thank you, Angela!

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346 Angela Liddon April 26, 2016

So glad to hear you enjoyed it, Alexina!

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347 Patricia Clarke April 23, 2016

Second time in a month I’ve made this amazing soup Angela….discovered a little secret with the first batch…..it improves beautifully with “age.” Allowing it to sit in the fridge for a couple of days and then reheating really brings out its full flavour potential…….love it, love it, love it. Thanks!!!

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348 Kasia Croken April 23, 2016
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Just made this soup (because it’s still chilly in Ottawa in late April!) and it was amazingly! My new go to soup for a quick weekday dinner or when I want to impress! I used kale instead of baby spinach and it was just delicious.
Absolutely making it again.

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349 Angela Liddon April 25, 2016

This soup’s definitely great for warming you up! I’m glad it did the trick for you, Kasia :)

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350 Adriana April 23, 2016

I’ve never purchased an app but yours is truly beautiful and so user friendly! This was my first recipe using it and I’m in heaven!

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351 Angela Liddon April 25, 2016

Thank you for your support, Adriana! It’s so wonderful to hear you’re enjoying the app. :)

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352 Penny Stoker April 24, 2016

Hi, First of all well done! what a delight to have found you. I sell your book in my store but actually never opened it until lately. I’ve been veggie since I was 17… 40 years but just started adopting a vegan lifestyle for education purposes, health of course but also for my customers who ask and need answers. It isn’t a big leap for me but my sweet (has not been vegetarian but eats what I do mostly) husband, it is a big step not to do mayo, meats, sweets and the usual fare for someone who lives on the periphery of health by choice. Tom is trying his best, hasn’t consumed dairy or meats for over a month and actually very little bread etc that were fillers for him. my question… round about way, is this, while I have given him a digestive enzyme to help with the transitions, he is still often bloated and not experiencing what I do, which is a richer experience. Do you have a place he can research for others experiencing this change of life so that I am not his conduit. I have had my health food store for 30 years and find myself needing to take another leap into an arena with little solid experience. You seem to have done a lot in your time with being vegan… any suggestions? Bye for now, Penny

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353 Angela Liddon May 3, 2016

Hi Penny, Thank you for your lovely comment! That’s so great you are both making changes together as a team. I don’t know of any resources offhand, but I would recommend speaking with a registered dietitian or a naturopath, as I’m sure they could help out in the digestive issues area. Good luck!

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354 Irene April 24, 2016
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The soup is ssssooooooo good! Thank you!

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355 Angela Liddon April 25, 2016

I’m happy to hear you like it, Irene! :)

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356 Lorelei April 25, 2016

Do people know what it takes to launch an app? Release a newsletter? Work on a cookbook? Have a mom and have a life? Yeesh… Keep on doing your thing!

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357 Lindsay April 25, 2016

This was fantastic. My toddler was NOT happy when I set her bowl in front of her, she hasn’t been a fan of soup for a while now. I made jasmine rice to go with it, so once it was all mixed together she tried it and said ‘mom why didn’t you tell me this was going to be good?’ She not only finished her first bowl but had seconds. Great recipe!

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358 Angela Liddon April 26, 2016

Hi Lindsay, that is too cute! I’m so glad she ended up liking it. :)

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359 Marion Wolfe April 26, 2016
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I’ve made this recipe twice now and it is WONDERFUL! The combination of spices is just so warm and restorative plus the lime juice at the end gives it a nice kick. We used baby kale instead of spinach since I have a sensitivity but otherwise stuck with the recipe as written and just love it. It will go in our permanent rotation.

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360 Angela Liddon April 26, 2016

Hi Marion, it’s great to hear the recipe was such a hit! It’s definitely become a new fav around here, too. :)

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361 Laura April 27, 2016
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Hi, I just whipped this up and it was a huge hit! So creamy, almost cheesy? It’s starting to get cooler here in Australia and I’m looking forward to making this regularly through winter. Thanks!

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362 Angela Liddon April 27, 2016

Hope the recipe helps you keep warm, Laura!

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363 Sonal April 27, 2016

Hi. I made this the other day and it turned out well. It’s delicious. Next time I’ll add some chili pepper because I found the cardamom and cinnamon is a bit too sweet for my taste and I’ll use light coconut milk instead of the full cream. Another great recipe! Thanks

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364 Cindy April 28, 2016

Will definetely try this recipe! I love how easy your recipes are. Oh she glows cookbook is my favorite cookbook :)

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365 Angela Liddon April 28, 2016

Aw, thanks Cindy! I’m so happy to hear you enjoy my recipes.

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366 Katie Harris May 1, 2016
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Hello! I never leave comments on the internet. Not that I’m opposed to it, I just never remember or feel like recipes warrant a comment.

This recipe warrants a comment.

This soup is unreal delicious. I’ve made it twice- the second time with full fat coconut cream and I cannot tell you how good it is. I served it over quinoa tonight for a much needed, filling and healthy vegan dinner. The addition of lime/lemon juice at the end really makes the difference- don’t leave it out.

And the spice mix is awesome!

Thank you so much!

Sincerely,
Katie

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367 Angela Liddon May 3, 2016

Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Katie! I’m so happy you enjoyed the soup – it’s definitely a new fav around here. I LOVE the idea of serving it over quinoa, too! I’ll have to give that a try. :)

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368 Bina May 2, 2016
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I found this recipe when googling red lentil soup recipe. I have to say, this is the first time I have ever written a recipe review but I could not, not comment on how amazing this soup is.
I am a really good healthy cook, although we are not vegetarians, we eat mostly vegetarian dishes and this soup is one of the best soups I have ever had. I made it exactly as written and would not recommend changing a single thing. Upon finding this recipe I decided to navigate your website and found the chickpea salad which I just finished eating…..omg, another winner. I also made that exactly as written and it was perfect. I finally found a recipe website that I can feel good about and I know I will be trying a lot more of your recipes. Thank you.

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369 Angela Liddon May 5, 2016

Bina, I’m so flattered by your “glowing” review of this soup. Nothing makes me happier than hearing how much a recipe is enjoyed. It’s definitely one of my favourite soups too. I hope you enjoy many recipes to come! Happy cooking!

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370 Bina May 3, 2016

Just made the Superfood Crunch Salad. Another winner. I was up all night reading your recipes and making my grocery list; I even told all my friends at the gym about ohsheglows.com. It’s no wonder you’ve received so many awards. I can’t thank you enough for all the delicious recipes. I look forward to making many, many more.

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371 Simone May 3, 2016
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This is soooooo yummy! I may or may not have eaten it for Lunch as well as Dinner the other day and breakfast this morning. I used fresh tomatoes (instead of tin) which I chopped in the food processor. Such a great recipe. Thanks Angela.

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372 Angela Liddon May 5, 2016

I’m glad you loved it so much, Simone! Thank YOU for the lovely comment :)

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373 Tanna May 4, 2016
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This was great!! Thanks for the recipe!
My grocery didn’t Have red lentils, so I used the yellow lentils I had on hand. Did let them cook a bit longer than suggested time until they were tender (but I also did 1 full cup bc I like soups a bit thicker). Also I had to substitute the turmeric for curry powder and the cardamom for a bit of nutmeg. And I just used water instead of stock (oops!). Even with all the substitutes the soup was delicious and easy! Thanks!

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374 Angela Liddon May 5, 2016

That’s great to hear, Tanna! I love this recipe for how adaptable it is, for sure.

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375 Melissa May 4, 2016

Hi great recipe, if I wanted to make this without the coconout Milk as Im sticking with the HCLFV diet ?

Thank you :)

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376 Angela Liddon May 12, 2016

Hi Melissa, an unsweetened, unflavoured almond milk might work (although it won’t be as creamy and rich). Hope this helps!

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377 Mantras May 5, 2016
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Loved the flavor and the bonus was that i didn’t have much time after kiddo got home from track practice to get him re-fueled, but this was so fast to cook! Post more often…

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378 Angela Liddon May 5, 2016

I definitely love how fast the recipe comes together, too! So glad it was a hit!

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379 Durga Mantra May 5, 2016
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I made this today on this cold and snowy spring day.
It was delicious and easy!!!

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380 Angela Liddon May 5, 2016

Glad you enjoyed it! I hope it helped warm you up. :)

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381 Bruna May 5, 2016
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I just made this recipe and it tastes like rainbows in my mouth! I’m sure this soup will be staple in my house this winter (I live in Australia, our winter is well on its way). Thank you Angela!

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382 Jen pacifico May 6, 2016

Could I use whole milk instead of the coconut milk?

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383 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 1, 2016

Hey Jen, I’m not positive, but I can’t see why not.

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384 Maeve Couch May 7, 2016
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This soup was absolutely wonderful! Very tasty and packs a crazy punch in the health department. All that turmeric!! I added some Indian Kashmiri Chilli for an extra spicy kick, and it hit the spot! So morrish I went back for seconds (and a half… )

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385 Adriel May 7, 2016
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Firstly, wow!!! This is an amazing recipe. Delicious and super healthy.
I made a couple changes. I used brined garlic instead of capers for a more garlicky Caesar. Not because I don’t like capers, but because I didn’t have any. I will likely use them or green peppercorns next time. I also added an 1/8 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and also a quarter teaspoon of crushed red chilies for a little heat. Wonderful. Wonderful.

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386 Amanda May 7, 2016
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Wow so yummy! Kept me full and happy all week long! Thank you so much for your recipes and inspiration for healing from ED’s. Your website and cookbook always amazes me.

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387 Angela Liddon May 9, 2016

I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe, Amanda! Thanks so much for the lovely comment.

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388 Michelle May 9, 2016
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I made this over the weekend. It was so yummy! Lots of complementary flavors. I will definitely make it again.

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389 Eileen May 9, 2016

Hi from the UK, my daughter has just become a vegan and I am a vegetarian – this soup looks amazing and we’ll definitely give it a try. Just bought your latest book and this evening we had the African Peanut Soup – it was divine. Had a tiny bit left so I liquidised it and added some light coconut milk – perfect for taking to work for tomorrow’s lunch, many thanks and keep up the excellent work xx

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390 Jenna blair May 10, 2016
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Made this last night and it was a hit for the whole family.
I added carrots and served it with flat bread.
Thank You for all your hard work ! My family benefits greatly from all
your healthy delicious recipes.

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391 Erika May 11, 2016
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You have done it again Angela- so delicious! I just finished my first bowl and I’m already trying to figure out where I can hide the leftovers from my partner so I don’t have to share! This is going in the regular rotation- thank you!

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392 Mandy May 11, 2016
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Oh. Em. Gee. I just made this, and it is delicious! I’m in Texas, and it’s hot outside, and I don’t even care that it’s making me sweat :) It never ceases to amaze me that every recipe on this site comes out perfectly!

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393 Emma May 15, 2016
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Hello,
I made this today and we loved it! Can it be frozen?

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394 Angela Liddon May 19, 2016

It sure can, Emma! It freezes beautifully.

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395 Melissa May 16, 2016

How do you think this would be if I served it over rice? Could I do that and would I have to increase the amount of broth? Thanks! Looks yummy.

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396 Angela Liddon May 19, 2016

Hi Melissa, I know a few readers have served the recipe (as-is) over rice, and really enjoyed it! I’m going to have to try it myself sometime. :)

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397 Kelly May 16, 2016

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your delicious recipes! I have doctor’s orders to stay away from coconut milk/coconut oil. Have you tried this recipe without? Do you think it would be just as tasty?

Thanks again!

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398 Angela Liddon May 19, 2016

Hi Kelly, I haven’t tried this recipe without coconut milk myself, but I’d recommend replacing it with a thick homemade cashew milk, if possible. My suggestion would be to blend 1 1/2 cups water with 3/4 cup soaked and drained cashews until smooth, then stir this in rather than the can of coconut milk. If cashews aren’t an option, an unsweetened, unflavoured almond milk might work in a pinch (although it won’t be as creamy and rich). Hope this helps!

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399 Christine Day May 16, 2016
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This was sooooo good! It was such an easy dinner for us. I love having a recipe that doesn’t require going to the store for ingredients. I passed this around as a taste test to my teenage daughter and three of her friends and they all loved it. Thank you!

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400 Angela Liddon May 19, 2016

It’s so true, Christine, this soup is such a great pantry recipe – that’s a huge part of why I love it!! :) I’m so glad it was a hit.

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401 Franziska May 17, 2016
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I started to eat vegan and of course know your blog. This recipe caught my eye today, because I wanted something to take to the office. I just finished cooking it. Easy to make and I had to restrain myself not to eat everything at once!

It is really really good!!

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402 Angela Liddon May 19, 2016

So happy to hear you enjoy the soup Franziska!

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403 Emma May 21, 2016
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This soup is absolutely delicious! Took me only 30 minutes to prepare. Definitely a go to meal from now on! Love it

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404 Angela Liddon May 24, 2016

I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe, Emma! It’s definitely a new go-to recipe around here, too. :)

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405 Gayatri Mantra May 22, 2016

Made this last, it was super yummy (and easy-even with a newborn at home!)

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406 Angela Liddon May 24, 2016

So glad you enjoyed it! I love how easy it is to throw together too. Congrats on your new little one!

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407 Rachel May 22, 2016
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I work at a nursery school / preschool and our wonderful chef made this recipe for lunch one day. All of the children adore it (even the infants!) and it has quickly become a favorite of the staff, too!

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408 Angela Liddon May 24, 2016

Oh, that’s so great to hear, Rachel! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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409 Phebe May 23, 2016
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I was getting sick of my regular veggie lentil soup, so I decided to mix it up and try this variation instead. It was fabulous! The coconut milk makes it so creamy and delicious.

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410 Angela Liddon May 24, 2016

So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Phebe!

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411 Hilde May 25, 2016
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Angela, I just want to tell you that this has become one of my all time favorites. I make it often and it never, ever disappoints! I’ve been using chard out of the garden lately – just fantastic! Thanks for another winner!

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412 Lara May 27, 2016

Hi Angela!

I don’t usually leave comments for recipes, and although I’m not vegan I love to eat as healthily as I can, so after trying a few of your recipes I could not resist commenting!
your avocado chocolate mousse is hands down the BEST chocolate desert i have ever tried! I cannot get enough of it my family and I go through bags of avocados a day making it! it is straight up raw chocolate cake batter, just WOW.
the same goes for the spiced lentil soup I am about to make my third batch in 2 days..the best soup I have ever made/tried! I am so so excited to try all your other recipes, as is my husband and baby girl…thank you thank you! and good luck with everything

xxxxxx

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413 Kymelle May 29, 2016

This is SO yum! Added some corn, carrots, potatoes and cherry tomatoes I needed to use up. Super tasty and a one-pot meal! Thanks for another great recipe.

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414 Tally erp 9 June 3, 2016

This looks dee-licious. I have all the ingredients in the house except spinach .. so I guess I know what I’m picking up on my way home tomorrow ..

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415 Shannon June 7, 2016
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This recipe is delicious !! Thanks Angela ! I put some diced potato in mine aswell , while I was cooking the onion and garlic .. Turned out so yum ! And my fiancé who is a meat eater was very satisfied . I can’t wait to make it again :)

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416 Angela Liddon June 8, 2016

Oh, potato sounds like a great addition! Definitely something I want to try, now. ;) So glad the recipe was a hit with everyone!

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417 kath June 8, 2016
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this was sooooo yummmm thank you for the recipe

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418 Angela Liddon June 8, 2016

I’m glad you enjoy it, Kath!

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419 Ronda June 12, 2016

EXCELLENT! Just made it and it’s delicious. I omitted cumin and added ginger and red curry paste near the end of cooking. I’ll definitely be making this again playing with what vegetables I have on hand. Thank you for the awesome recipe!

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420 Angela Liddon June 13, 2016

I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup, Ronda!

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421 Debbie June 13, 2016
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It’s a chilly day in Toronto today and this soup was just the thing to beat the chill! I accidentally bought tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes, so mine is a bit redder and a bit thicker but super delicious! I added some fresh cilantro at the very end. Thanks so much!

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422 Angela Liddon June 14, 2016

Hi Debbie, I hope the soup warmed you up! I’m glad it worked out well with the tomato sauce – it sounds like a a delicious twist. :)

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423 Brandy June 17, 2016

I make this recipe all the time! It is sooooo good and addicting! Every time I have made this I have put the crock pot on high and let it cook for a few hours. Sometimes I throw in chicken breasts or thighs, but in that case I cook it on low.

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424 Angela Liddon June 17, 2016

I’m kind of addicted to it too! Hah

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425 Sarah June 18, 2016
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I made this for the first time according to the recipe (delicious!), and the second time I made it in the slow cooker. It worked perfectly! I just threw everything in (didn’t bother cooking the onions first) except for the greens, which I put in about five minutes before devouring it. I cooked it on high for three hours and then on low till I was ready to eat it. I used coconut milk from a box instead of the full-fat can, so it was thinner than usual, but also the soup can’t reduce as much in a crockpot anyway so I expected it to be thinner. I discovered my body can’t digest garlic very well so I left it out this time around — there’s so much flavour from the spices that I didn’t even miss it! I love this soup and I’ll have to make a double batch next time.

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426 Angela Liddon June 20, 2016

Thanks so much for sharing that info, Sarah! I’m sure lots of blog readers will be happy to know the recipe works well in a slow cooker, too. :) So glad you enjoy the soup!

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427 Vik June 19, 2016
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Wow, it was amaazing! Popped in a tad but too much cayenne and the heat made me sweaty! That or because I was constantly leaning over the pot for seconds and thirds.
It was delicious, we all loved it and will make again!

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428 Angela Liddon June 20, 2016

Haha, could be either, Vik! (Maybe both?) But I’m so happy to hear the soup was enjoyed…even with a bit of extra spice. ;)

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429 Linsey B June 20, 2016
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I’ve made this soup at least 10 times already – it is so good and it leaves a good amount left over for lunches :)

Plus it’s so nice to have the ingredients on hand and just be able to throw it all together. I had never made something like this, so it was a fun new thing to try. Thanks for another amazing recipe Angela! You never disappoint!

(I need to go back and try your other lentil soup that someone else commented on!)

Counting down the days until OSG2 comes out!

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430 Angela Liddon June 21, 2016

I’m so glad to hear the soup’s such a hit, Linsey! :) And I just love how convenient the ingredients are, too. It’s one of my fave things about the dish! Thanks for the lovely comment, and your enthusiasm for my next cookbook. I hope you love it when it finally arrives!

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431 Sarah Walker June 21, 2016
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This was absolutely delicious and easy! Definitely making this a staple! Thanks for sharing.

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432 Belle June 23, 2016

Hmm, I only have chicken broth at the moment but would love to try this—would the taste be severely affected?

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433 Angela Liddon June 23, 2016

I think it should work out just fine, Belle! I hope you like the soup if you decide to give it a go.

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434 Faith Fairbairn June 23, 2016

Was planning to make something else but when I saw the picture of the soup I wanted to make it instead. I added too much cinnamon by mistake but it was still delicious. I added savoy cabbage instead of the spinach and really enjoyed using the turmeric and cardamom, I wouldn’t have usually used them in a soup. Served mine with pumpkin seed toast and coconut oil. Yum!

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435 Angela Liddon June 23, 2016

So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Faith! Now I’m curious to try it with cabbage, too. :)

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436 Mahsan June 27, 2016
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Thank your for this incredible easy soup. My partner said it was the best soup he’s ever had!

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437 Eleanor June 28, 2016
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This was delicious and super easy to make

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438 Jazmin June 28, 2016
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Made this today and it was soooo good!! I made a few subs as I didn’t have red lentils nor canned tomatoes or cardamom. I used green lentils, garam masala and one fresh tomato + some tomato paste. Lovely meal. Thank you for the recipe!

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439 Angela Liddon June 28, 2016

So glad you enjoyed it Jazmin! It’s great to hear those subs worked out well, too. =)

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440 Hailey July 5, 2016
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I just finished devouring this dish and I have one thing to say, wow. It’s so creamy and delicious and light in your palate. I’m so glad you shared this creation.

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441 Angela Liddon July 8, 2016

So glad you enjoyed it, Hailey! It’s a new fave for us, for sure.

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442 Alex July 7, 2016
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Wonderful, simple, delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing.

I always add celery to dal from the start (with onions), quadruple the garlic, and double the cumin. We also added triple the greens and a lot more chili.

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443 AmyW July 10, 2016
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I absolutely love this soup – I’ve made it a few times already and am going to make it again this week! Definitely my current favourite – thanks so much for the recipe!

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444 Aneka July 19, 2016
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I just made this for dinner and it smells so great! I love the mix of spices and the coconut is delicious. Thanks so much!

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445 Angela Liddon July 19, 2016

So glad to hear it, Aneka!

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446 Joan July 21, 2016
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Hi,
It’s 5:00 am and I’m in Hamilton during a heat alert. This soup is great both ways but I wanted to let u know without the coconut milk it’s to die for!

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447 Angela Liddon July 22, 2016

Glad you enjoyed it, Joan! And it’s so great to hear the soup works great without the coconut milk. Stay cool out there!

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448 Vivien Supple July 23, 2016
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I have made this soup a couple of times. It is delicious & delicious & quick to make. I agree it needs full fat coconut milk.

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449 Kaitlyn July 23, 2016

Hey Angela, when I went out to buy the ingredients for this delicious looking soup I couldn’t remember if you had used coconut cream or coconut milk. So I picked up 2 cans of coconut cream on a whim only to learn that you consistenly use coconut milk in your recipes. Do you think the 2 products are substitutes or are they completely different things?

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450 Angela Liddon July 26, 2016

Hey Kaitlyn, I don’t think I have used coconut cream before! Is it a can with just the white cream and no water? One “regular” can of full-fat coconut milk tends to have about 3/4 to 1 cup of the white cream in it (along with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of coconut water? Just guessing), so you could always measure this out.

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451 Jenna July 23, 2016
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This was absolutely delicious! I made it this evening and it was so simple to put together. I loved the flavours of the soup so much! I’ve made countless recipes from your website/cookbook and they have all been a hit. Thank you, Angela, I appreciate all of your hard work!

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452 Angela Liddon July 25, 2016

Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Jenna! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the Glowing Lentil Soup – it’s become a new fave around here. :)

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453 Theresa July 25, 2016

Hello
do you use dried uncooked lentils or canned ones? thanks!

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454 Elizabeth July 26, 2016

I just made this mostly in the microwave (heat wave…)and it worked very well! So delicious and my two picky eaters loved it. I added chopped chicken for my carnivore boy and called it shawarma soup (Avengers reference ).

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455 Angela Liddon July 27, 2016

I’m glad everyone enjoyed it!! (Love the reference, too! ;) )

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456 Rachel July 29, 2016
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I just made this soup for lunch! amazing flavours and smells :P its soooo good, i am so gonna make it again :D

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457 Angela Liddon August 2, 2016

I’m glad you enjoyed it, Rachel!

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458 Ida August 9, 2016

How many servings does this recipe provide?
How many people can dinner to this recipe?
– greetings from Denmark :))

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459 Lynsey August 14, 2016
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Just tried out this recipe. Found it very watery. Would recommend less broth, or possibly more coconut milk as well as more lentils and onions. Love your recipes, but have to say this wasn’t a stand out.

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460 Joan Nienhuis August 22, 2016

just wondering if this soup freezes

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461 Angela Liddon August 23, 2016

Hey Joan, yes – this soup freezes wonderfully!

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462 Genevieve August 22, 2016
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I can’t remember if I rated this already, but I saw it linked in your post on make-ahead meals for parents and decided I needed to sing its praises again. I am not even a huge fan of soup—or lentils!—and I loooooved this soup, made exactly as is. So did my fiance. And then it reached higher levels of perfection the next day paired with whole wheat crackers. Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes.

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463 Angela Liddon August 23, 2016

Thanks so much for the awesome comment, Genevieve! I’m glad the recipe’s such a hit – it definitely is in our house, too. :)

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464 Shifra August 29, 2016
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I have made this soup several times before and each time it tasted amazing! I haven’t made it in a while though because this Summer has been ridiculously hot…so I was wondering if I could add in a sweet potato to this? Would I just chop it up and let it cook along with the red lentils? Thanks!

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465 Anastasia August 29, 2016
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What can I say? Another taste buds party in my mouth! What a delicious meal! Thank you for helping me entertain myself with wholesome and healthy foods! You rock!

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466 Angela Liddon August 30, 2016

Haha, glad to hear your taste buds had a party! Ours do when we make this, too. ;)

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467 Leslie September 2, 2016
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This was good, but I think it could be a little zippier. I added in a little cayenne and some red pepper flakes.

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468 Melanie September 7, 2016
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I saw this recipe yesterday morning and couldn’t wait to try it, so made it for breakfast! Absolutely delicious! This soup is creamy and filling, and very satisfying. I like a lot of “stuff” in my soup, so I added mushrooms, carrots and cabbage in addition to the spinach. I feel like I could eat this every day! (And I am indeed eating it again right now… even better a day later.) Thanks for the great, flavourful recipe!

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469 Angela Liddon September 7, 2016

So glad it was a hit, Melanie! Love those additions to the recipe, they sound delish!

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470 Debbie September 8, 2016
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Oh my goodness! This soup is absolutely amazing! Something to comfort me during those long, drawn out Canadian winters and heathy too! I added a fresh jalepeno pepper instead of flakes and substituted 1 cup of the onion with one cup diced carrots because I’m not a huge fan of onions and it turned out great!

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471 Angela Liddon September 8, 2016

Soups are definitely a must once winter hits full force! :) Glad you enjoyed the recipe, Debbie.

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472 Mari September 8, 2016
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Perfect recipe as is! I’ve made it twice. The second time I added carrots and 1/4 cup of tomato paste. I like it both ways and this will be a new staple at our house! I’m a few days post partum and this is just what I needed for recovery. Make it! Fast!

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473 alicia September 12, 2016
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this is so delicious! great on it’s own or over rice. will definitely make it again.

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474 Lisa September 14, 2016
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I really love this quick and easy recipe, is this recipe in your new book, I have your first book and just ordered the second book.

I also love your favorite chilli sad to see that wasn’t in the first book either is it be in the second ?

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475 Lisa September 14, 2016

I also added some red chili flakes :)

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476 Angela Liddon September 16, 2016

Hey Lisa, I’m so glad you like this soup! It isn’t in the new cookbook, but there are a number of other really great soups that are just as quick and easy. (This includes a Golden French Lentil Stew, which you may especially like if you’re a lentil fan!) My Favourite Vegan Chili isn’t in the second book, either…though there’s a killer recipe for Chili Cheese Nachos that may be up your alley. :) I hope you enjoy the new cookbook when it arrives!

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477 Lisa September 16, 2016

Thanks for taking time to reply looking forward to receiving my new book ☺

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478 Elise September 17, 2016
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AMAZING. We just polished off a whole batch of this between 3, and don’t even feel guilty. Pretty obsessed with OSG right now – so many dinner parties with our friends. Thank you!!

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479 Angela Liddon September 19, 2016

So glad you all enjoyed it!

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480 Pauline Simmons September 19, 2016
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I’d love to make this but my daughter in law has a nut allergy. With what can I substitute the coconut milk?

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481 Angela Liddon September 19, 2016

Hey Pauline, That’s a tough one! I think replacing the coconut milk with an unsweetened, unflavoured non-dairy (and nut-free) milk would work, although the soup won’t be quite as creamy and rich. If you try anything, please let us know how it goes!

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482 Ashley September 19, 2016
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AMAZING!!! This super is mind blowing, so easy and so good. I made a few additions to it to get rid of some produce from my fridge (bag of coleslaw cabbage mix and 1/2 yam cubed). Will be making this again today because the first pot only lasted two days with the husband devouring a bowl any chance he could get.

Side Note: I wish the Oh She Glows app would become available for Android devices soon!

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483 Ashley September 19, 2016

*Soup.. oops got super excited I guess

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484 Angela Liddon September 19, 2016

So glad to hear you like the recipe, Ashley! I love how adaptable it is, for sure. :)

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485 Meagan September 19, 2016
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I seriously never write comments on other people’s blogs. I’m not sure why, I guess no other recipe compelled me to write one. But this recipe of yours was so amazing, I needed to let you know you’ve done an awesome job with it! I substituted the spinach with kale, and it tasted amazing.

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486 Angela Liddon September 20, 2016

Thanks so much for the kind comment, Meagan!! It’s great to hear you like the soup — it’s definitely become a new staple in our house. :)

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487 Carol-Ann September 21, 2016
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Superb as always! Tons of flavor, delicious!! Thanks for being consistently amazing! Love that you can create a dish out of things that are in the pantry – voila!!

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488 Angela Liddon September 23, 2016

Aw, thanks so much for the kind words, Carol-Ann! I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed the soup. :)

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489 L September 23, 2016

Crazy good soup! Really didnt think i would like it this much. Served with fresh homemade naan…..yum!

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490 Angela Liddon September 26, 2016

Glad it was a hit!:)

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491 Carla September 24, 2016
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Wow! When the first day of Autumn arrived this week, so did the craving for a good warm soup. This one is by far the best lentil soup I’ve ever tried. I thought I was going to put some in our freezer, but I don’t think there will be any left to do so. So good!!

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492 Angela Liddon September 26, 2016

Yes, soup season is definitely on its way :) Glad you enjoyed this one!

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493 Nicole September 24, 2016
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Can’t believe how easy this was! So delicious! I needed something to replace the onions, so decided on celery and I would have never known the difference. It added just the right amount of bulk and texture. Followed everything else as written..perfection 👌🏾

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494 Angela Liddon September 26, 2016

Good to know that sub worked out well! Thanks for sharing, Nicole, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup :)

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495 Kristina September 25, 2016
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SO, SO GOOD. It is absolutely perfect !!! *-*

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496 Nan September 26, 2016

The best lentil soup ever. Your recipes are amazing. The other favorite is cashew cheese lasagna. My Omni friends went crazy for both. Thank you!!!!!

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497 Angela Liddon September 26, 2016

Thanks for the recipe love! :)

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498 Jennifer Whitman September 30, 2016
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I made this last night and it was delicious. My newly vegan daughter thanks you for your amazing recipes.

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499 Angela Liddon October 3, 2016

Aw, so glad you enjoyed it! :)

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500 Lindsay October 2, 2016

Angela,
I love this soup so much, just made it tonight. My little 1.5 yr old boy loved it too! The flavour is so delicious and I love how it comes together in about 45 minutes. I used the broth that you recommend in your book #1 and I doubled the lentils for a thicker soup. This soup was plentiful – I was able to make supper for myself, my husband and my little guy, plus 3 lunches, plus 3 little freezer meals for the little guy….so great. I love your blog and your cookbooks and I tell everyone I can about them. You are an inspiration, and your story is so similar to my own…..we are looking to expand our family with baby #2 as well right now! I will, as always, continue to look to your blog and books to feed my family with delicious, healthy, vegan meals. Thank you for what you do. As far as I’m concerned you started an era of similar blogs and teaching the world about the best way to nourish our bodies with plant-based foods. Please know you are admired and loved in Ottawa, Canada =)

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501 HL October 5, 2016
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Quick, easy, beautiful, delicious and probably costs about $6 or less – so it’s basically a perfect weeknight meal :) I added a bit of ginger which was nice.

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502 Ingunn October 7, 2016
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I just made this for lunch and my two-year old had THREE bowls of it, then proceeded to drink the remnants out of the last bowl. I think she liked it. ;)

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503 Angela Liddon October 7, 2016

Haha sounds like it was a hit! ;)

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504 Ingunn October 7, 2016

We just had the leftovers for dinner and my husband said it was “the best soup I’ve had in a looooong time”, so this is definitely going into our family recipe repertoire. Thank you!

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505 Angela Liddon October 11, 2016

So glad to hear it! :)

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506 Arjan Khalsa October 12, 2016
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Angela, I LOVE this lentil soup and have made it a few times! I”m going to share this link with my group… we’re doing a 10 day turmeric challenge in a couple of weeks and I think people will love this. I hope that’s ok! It’s just so darn good and really unique. Thank you so much!

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507 Angela Liddon October 12, 2016

Of course it’s okay to share the link! Have fun with the the challenge – sounds like it’ll be a tasty time! :)

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508 Cayla Gold October 13, 2016
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fabulous spices! loved the coconut milk touch

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509 Odile October 16, 2016
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I tried it at a friends get together and it was delicious

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510 Angela Liddon October 17, 2016

I’m so glad you enjoyed it! :)

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511 Ligia October 19, 2016
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Angela,

I made this soup last night and it came out fantastic. Delicious recipe!

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512 Lisa October 22, 2016
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I made this soup today. Oh so yummy.

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513 Stephanie October 23, 2016
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This was delicious! I love your recipes. I am not vegan. It do like to mix a lot of vegetable based meals into the mix. I have never been disappointed!

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514 Ann October 30, 2016
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I made this soup today and it is delicious!

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515 Angela Liddon November 1, 2016

Happy to hear it was a hit, Ann!

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516 Joe Gabriel November 4, 2016
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Show people how to make vegee broth. Eazy and sso much better.

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517 Claudia November 6, 2016
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Threw my first ever vegan dinner party last night and this soup (first course of four) was a huge success. It smells exotic and exciting, but the guests did generously salt and pepper their soup bowls. I found with chili flakes and salt and pepper it was magic.

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518 Angela Liddon November 7, 2016

I’m glad the dish was a success, Claudia!

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519 Wally November 7, 2016

I must say. This is amazing. Just had leftover today and added some cayenne. Thanks to all the recipes you share. It helps brand new vegans stay vegan. Websites like yours are so amazingly helpful. No one I know is a vegan except my husband who is also transitioning. Making foods like is what keeps me going. Because it has to taste amazing.

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520 Tianna November 11, 2016
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Made this last night for dinner for the family, everyone really enjoyed it! I added a few extra fresh chillies to mine to give it a bit more of kick (swapped for the cinnamon because I’m not a big fan), such a great recipe for the colder months and very filling!

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521 Angela Liddon November 14, 2016

I’m glad it was a hit with the fam, Tianna! Love the idea of kicking it up a notch with some extra chilies – I’ll have to give that a try sometime, for sure.

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522 W (Hobbyist Chef) November 15, 2016
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I love soup…and your recipe is exactly what I was looking. Thanks for sharing!

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523 Amy November 18, 2016

Hi there! This looks delish :) If I soak my lentils overnight before making this (to get rid of the phytic acid and make them more digestible), when would you recommend adding them? (since they won’t take as long to cook)

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524 julia veronski November 19, 2016

This lovely soup is perfect in every sence. Spicy yet sweet. Make sure you make lots for leftovers, serve with sourdough bread.

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525 Angela Liddon November 22, 2016

Hi Julia, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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526 Kathy November 30, 2016
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Wow this is the best soup I’ve ever had. Seriously. Yummmm

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527 Angela Liddon November 30, 2016

We definitely love it too, Kathy! Great for chilly winter weather :)

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528 Anne Wilson December 1, 2016
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This soup is INCREDIBLE. I am actually in a state of shock, wondering am I in some alternate universe? Did I die and go to heaven? How is something SO DELICIOUS even possible??

I am very excited and grateful for your recipes – I will be trying more of them and I am asking for your cookbooks for Christmas. You have made me realize that I could easily enjoy being vegetarian, something that I never believed until now, so you may just have changed my life and my health with your recipes. Thank you!

I soaked my lentils overnight in water, doubled the recipe, and used a BIG bunch of flat (Italian) parsley instead of spinach, and a lemon instead of lime because those were what I had on hand.

I think this must be the best lentil soup in the universe! This isn’t just great soup, it is like a sacred, spiritual experience to eat it!

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529 Angela Liddon December 1, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely message, Anne! I’m smiling ear to ear.

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