Effortless Lentil Stew

Life is busy . . between work, family, social and community engagements, exercise and everything else that life throws us at – how are we still to find the time for home-cooked meals?!  Sometimes just trying to decide what’s for dinner can seem daunting.

I hear you – it isn’t always easy, but it IS always worth it, which is why I want to make healthy eating as easy as possible for you. If healthy eating is made easier you’ll stick to it, as a way of life, and your life will forever be changed and improved.

So, today I want to share an-easy-to-make recipe that is full of plant based protein, fiber and great anti-inflammatory and detoxing properties.

Onions have been used traditionally to reduce inflammation and health infections. And the sulfur in onions are great for detoxing.

Onions have been used traditionally, for centuries, to reduce inflammation and health infections, and the sulfur in onions is great for detoxing.


Ingredients: (serves 4 – 6)

  • 2 cups lentils
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 celery stacks
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cups of vegetable broth (I use Pacific Organic Veg Broth)


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add diced garlic, onion and sliced carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes, stiring occasionally.
  3. Add celery, cumin and sea salt. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. The onion should be soft by now, so you can the lentils (make sure to wash lentils thoroughly) and the vegetable broth to the mixture.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.
  6. Partially cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Make sure that the lentils are completely soft. If they’re not you can allow the stew to continue to simmer, until the lentils get soft.

Serving Suggestion: Add freshly ground pepper, and fresh or dried parsley and serve with brown rice, quinoa or a mixture of the two. Add side of spring mix and cherry tomotoes, if available.

One of the best things about this recipe, is that you can make a big batch and store it in serving-size containers, so that when you get home late from work and you’re hungry, all you need to do is heat up your home-made stew on the stove top. There’s no need for microwave dinners or fast food when you’re prepared! Most pre-packaged meals will deplete you, create your own convenience and eat food that makes you feel Super!

If you’d like to eat healthier and take better care of your body, but you’re struggling to find the time, energy or know-how, I’d love to work with you. Please e-mail me – imuahealth@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments.

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