Red Lentil Stew

Red Lentil StewThis creamy and delicious  vegan dish will leave you feeling great and very satisfied!  I love that I can throw it all into the crock-pot and have dinner ready when we want it.  Be sure to use red lentils as it gives this dish a very different texture and do not substitute with light coconut milk.


2 onions, finely chopped

6 garlic cloves, crushed and minced

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger

1/2 tsp. ground coriander

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. tumeric

1/8 tsp. ground cardamon

1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes

4 cups water

1 (15-oz.) can coconut milk

2 1/4 cups red lentils (about 1 pound), rinsed

6 carrots, peeled and chopped

4-6 plum tomatoes, cored and chopped

1 cup frozen peas

salt and pepper

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


In a large skillet saute the onions, garlic and oil on medium heat until softened.  Add the spices and mix well.  Pour into the crock-pot and add the water, lentils, coconut milk and carrots.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-5 hours.  During the last 10 minutes of cooking add the tomatoes, peas, cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with Homemade French Bread

Emily Saddler

Emily is first a wife to her best friend Ryan, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of Utah and Traditional Naturopath outside of the state of Utah, master gardener, yoga/pilates instructor, certified clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist, and doula. She is a very passionate advocate of all things Mother Nature! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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