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Warming Red Lentil Dal

I’ve been feeling cold a lot lately. I’ve transitioned¬†from having my cold smoothies in the morning to making some warm oatmeal. Today I topped my steel cut almond milk oats with walnuts, flax, and banana. Lunch consists of a salad and some type of soup and dinners have consisted of squash, pumpkin or curry (to name a few). I really feel the need to eat warming foods. The past few days I’ve been waking up with a hoarse voice, which makes me think I’m fighting the head cold that everyone in the office has (booo). To help my body operate to it’s fullest I made up a big batch of one of my favorite meals: dal ‚̧ You will need: 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 large onion 2 medium carrots 2 garlic cloves 1 inch piece of fresh ginger root 3 teaspoons curry powder (I love the simply organic brand) 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) 1 cup dried red lentils (rinsed, soak while chopping the above ingredients) 1 can coconut milk 1 cup vegetable …