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Easy Red Lentil Curry (plant based)

 

Lentils for luscious locks of hair?! That's right, lentils are a major beauty boost for healthy hair growth and strength. Plus this Red Lentil Curry... is Ready in 30 min. and taste incredibly Delicious! 

 

This recipe is Dairy Free, Gluten Free....  Okay okay it's Vegan...I just don't want that word to scare you away. Because this recipe will take you to flavor town. Great for your "meatless Monday" or any day of the week. I tried to keep this recipe "minimal on ingredients" but the flavors of spices and herbs play a big part in this dish so don't miss out! 

 

*Major Beauty Boost*  Did you know that lentils contain high amounts of iron? This means when you eat lentils it aids the red blood cells to transport oxygen to your hair follicles. Which is essential to obtain proper hair growth and resulting in stronger hair. I say bring on the luscious locks Lentils! On to the RECIPE....

 

       

Ingredients: 

  • 1+ 1/4 cup (Dry) Red lentils, rinsed and picked over

  • 1 cup diced red onion

  • 1/4 tsp Salt 

  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste 

  • 1/2 tablespoon ground garam masala 

  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon (fresh) minced ginger

  • fat pinch ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 Tbl coconut oil (for sautéing)

  • 2 teaspoon coconut sugar

  • 1 + 1/2 cup tomato sauce

  • 1/2 cup (canned) coconut milk 

  • Serve over Rice, Quinoa, Pita Bread, or "cauli rice"! 

 

Directions :

  1. Cook your lentils according to package and set aside. 

  2. Melt the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Start with sautéing the chopped onion for roughly 10 minutes. Wait for the to onion become fragrant/tender.

  3. Add all the spices including curry paste + ginger to pot then stir on a low heat for 1-2 minutes.

  4. Add your tomato sauce and stir. 

  5. Last add cooked lentils and canned coconut milk Stir until smooth.

  6. Simmer for 30 min. at least! (flavor only gets better with time)  Yay for leftovers, scroll for pictures on options to serve. 

Served below on brown rice and spinach+ extra" kick" of red pepper flakes:

Served below on quinoa for extra protein:

 

 Served below on cauliflower rice and a side of avocado for a boost of healthy fats:

  

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XOXO Charlotte Faith 

 

 

 

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