Add 1 tablespoon fresh grated turmeric. If fresh isn’t available use 1 teaspoon dried.
Note: This stuff stains. I think my fingers and fingernail polish are permanently stained gold.
Add 1/3 cup green lentils.
1/3 cup quinoa. Any color.
1 teaspoon hot curry powder. Mild may be used as well.
Add 6 cups vegetable stock. You can use bone broth as well. I am a firm believer in the healing powers of bone broth. Chicken stock would work great. I would only use homemade stock. Just for health purposes. I like to know what is in my stock and I can control the sodium amount.
Add 1 14-oz can of organic coconut milk.
Lock on the lid of the pressure cooker.
Set the pressure to high and timer for 15 minutes. Walk away.
Now, when the timer goes off there is still a lot of pressure built up in the cooker. That pressure needs to release. Follow the directions on your cooker to release the steam. You can let it release on its own, but you have to take into account the food inside will still continue to cook.
Once the pressure is released, remove the lid. Perfectly cooked veggies, lentils and quinoa.
Because I like my carrots cooked less, I am adding them after the other veggies have cooked.
Same with the cauliflower.
I let the soup simmer another 5-10 minutes to slightly cook the carrots and cauliflower.
Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a lime.
I want my soup to have a little more kick. After processing I adjust heat and flavor. Add a teaspoon of salt a few grinds of pepper and a pinch of cayenne.
This is how I get kale into my husband. He hates it…for no reason other than it’s healthy. So I chop curly leaf kale very fine so it looks like parsley. Bam! He now has kale in his soup. Because he’s mental about foods, he generally eats it because he “thinks” its parsley. “Let me put a little parsley on that for you, Dear”.
Chop about 1/4 or so cilantro. He’s good with cilantro, but I mix it with the kale so he thinks the kale could be cilantro.
Don’t worry, my secret isn’t out. He never reads my blog.
Add chopped kale and cilantro to the soup then serve.
- I love this tonic by Bondi Harvest it’s called Turmeric Tonic Tea I drink this every morning before I eat. It’s got a kick. Brace yourself. I love it.
- For immunity I take a spoonful of Elderberry Syrup from The Kitchen McCabe. Sometimes I add this syrup to my Turmeric Tonic.
Let me know if you’d like more pressure cooker recipes. I love playing with this toy.