Cleansing lentil & greens soup

Quick, warming & cleansing. Great to have in batch but also to whip up for dinner when the day escapes you.

Ingredients

- 1 C red lentil
- half a bunch kale (or spinach or any other greens you have around)
- 1/2 white onion (omit for pitta)
- 2 cloves garlic (omit if pitta is flaring, add more if you feel under the weather)
- 1 inch nob fresh ginger minced
- 5 C water or veggie stock
- 1 TB sesame oil
- 1/4 ts mustard seed
- 1/4 ts cumin seed
- 1 ts turmeric
- 1/2 TB garam masala
- salt & pepper to taste

Directions

- rinse red lentils thoroughly
- toast mustard & cumin seeds in oil until mustard seeds pop
- add onion, garlic & ginger
- when those soften (about 5-min), add spices (garam masala and turmeric), let cook for a minute
- add red lentils, incorporate (stir) for about a minute
- add water
- bring to boil, then lower to simmer, let it hang for 15-minutes
* optional: use immersion blender to make it a little creamier, but, eh, that's on you
- throw in greens
- salt & pepper to taste, a squirt of lemon or some fresh cilantro can adds brightness

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