Friday, January 29, 2016

This is one of my favorite recipes. Especially at winter time this warm lentil soup is just perfect. You can do the full recipe and eat the rest in next four days. It is so tasty so you won't get bored. To make your food experiences more interesting, you can change the side. Some days you can eat it with bread or different rices. In the end I will tell all the calories with different sides.

Lentil Soup

5 servings


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large carrot, diced
1 small yellow onion, diced
garlic (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus additional to taste
1 cup red lentils
4 cups water or low-sodium broth
1 whole bay leaf
2 tablespoons lemon juice from 1/2 large lemon

In a medium  saucepan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stir to combine, then cover and let the vegetables sweat until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add the lentils, water or broth, and bay leaf. Bring up to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and let simmer, covered, until the lentils begin to fall apart, about 20 minutes.
Turn off the heat, stir in the lemon juice, and add salt to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve. Leftovers will keep refrigerated for 4 days.

Calories per serving: 106

Soup with 1 white bread: 160

Soup with 1 whole wheat bread: 180

Soup with 1/2 cup white rice: 200

Soup with 1/2 cup brown rice: 205

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


This is my first blog post, and I’m going to tell what this is going to be about. As it is noticeable from the name that my blog is going to be about vegan lifestyle. I will be posting recipes, reasons why to be vegan, health benefits, why I am vegan, history and vegan life style around the world.

I haven’t been vegan for a long time, but vegetarian yes. I did some research and I realized how healthy vegan lifestyle is, and how animal products are bad to our bodies. Products from other animals were never meant to be eaten by human. It is also proven how animal products are unfavorable to ourselves and to the environment. Producing animal products are extremely harmful to our planet and it’s using a lot of our water sources.

By writing about this I don't want to change anybody’s opinion. I’m not here to judge anybody. These are things what I have chosen to my life and I would love others to try some vegan food, and try if it’s good and see if there is difference. Also by knowing vegan options, it is easy to understand that there is huge variety of food available.