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I have a roommate who is nocturnal.

We’ve sent her DNA for testing to try to figure out what exactly is going on in those Circadian rhythms of hers.  To no avail.

Completely normal.

We were shocked.  On many levels.

When you’re a medical student, unfortunately, you can’t really just sleep all day, especially on days when other people are completely dictating every move that you make, demanding that you be in a certain place at a certain time (and sometimes even in two places at a certain time).  And so a few weeks back, we tried to get her to transition to a normal human schedule.

That lasted about four days.  After which she said to me, “When I stay awake all day, all I think about is food.  The only thing that excites me is the idea of what I’m going to eat next.”

My response.  Yup.  Sounds about right.

When you’re sitting in front of a computer all day, studying dermatology or staring at ovarian biopsies or listening to various abnormal heart sounds over and over (and still not being able to tell a systolic murmur from a normal S1/S2).  Standing in the kitchen and eating ice cream out of the freezer seems much more appealing.  I promise.  And it seems more appealing approximately every 20 minutes, or however long it takes you to lose your focus.\

Not good.  Especially for those of us on this eating healthy bandwagon.

So.  What to do.  My solution is usually to force myself to sit in my chair and not move because as soon as I get up and walk into that kitchen, who knows what I’ll eat.  However, there are occasions in which I really do feel hungry.  And in those situations it’s always a good idea to have some healthy snack food on hand.

In case you couldn’t guess, this week at Eat.Live.Be. we are talking about what healthy snacks we like to “indulge” in whenever the craving hits.  I usually go for fruit – grapes, apples, oranges, strawberries, cherries…whatever’s in season.  Sometimes veggies – those super sweet cherry tomatoes or carrots (the ones from the farmer’s market are seriously the sweetest things I’ve ever tasted!).  On rare occasions, processed snack food – those wasabi peas, greek yogurt with a touch of honey, a spoonful of peanut butter (although who can stop at one?), ONE serving of some kind of trail mix (Trader Joe’s has SUCH a great variety!), half of a Larabar.

So tell me, what healthy snacks do you keep around?  Write about it and link up here or leave a comment letting us know!

And be sure to check out the posts by the other fabulous Eat.Live.Be. bloggers:

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Now. Soup.

This soup has nothing to do with anything other than the fact that this here is my birthday week. And on your birthday week, you get to indulge in every craving you want.  Unless those cravings involve chocolate, ice cream, or eating almond butter straight out of the jar.  You reserve those indulgences for the actual day of your birth.  Unless on the day of your birth (Feb 25!) you’re trying to be careful about what you eat so that you won’t feel sick when running 16 miles the next day.  Yeah.  We’ll see how that goes.

Anyway.  I found that I was craving curry.  Shocking because I’m always craving curry.  So I flipped through my copy of the Tropical Vegan Kitchen and somehow became enraptured by this curry coconut soup with chickpeas.  And then when I looked it up on epicurious and found that it had gotten five stars and was loved by the better part of a hundred commenters, I was sold.  I should warn you that I didn’t make the recipe as is.  It was a little meager, especially for those of us who had to run 14 miles the morning after eating it, so I bulked it up a bit with some extra beans, millet in place of brown rice, and a whole lot of greens.  End result – craving satisfied.  For the next five to six days, at least.  At which point, I’ve got some Indian cookbooks that I really should break out.  One of these days.
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African Curried Coconut Soup with Chickpeas
 
This African curried coconut soup with chickpeas is rich in warm spicy flavors and in health!
Yield: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups raw chickpeas, black-eyed peas or a mix, soaked overnight
  • 1 cup millet, quinoa, or brown rice (I used millet!)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chili, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp curry powder (I used a medium hot blend that I got from my local Indian market)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb mixed greens – kale, collards, mustard greens, swiss chard
  • 1 (14 oz) can light coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Drain the beans that you’ve soaked overnight. (I find that the longer you soak them, the less time they take to cook so I let them soak for about…16 hours.) Put in a pot and cover with water until the water is about an inch higher than the beans. Add about 1 tbsp salt to the water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until beans are tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Put the millet in a pan and cover with 3 cups water. Cover, bring to a boil, and then simmer for 20-25 minutes or until water has evaporated. Set aside.
  3. In the meantime, heat the oil in a medium stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and chili and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
  4. Add the broth, chickpeas, tomatoes, curry powder, salt and black pepper. Brint to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer gently, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add the greens and stir until wilted.
  5. Add the coconut milk and millet and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 4 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and curry powder to taste. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙th of recipe

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118 Responses to African Curried Coconut Soup with Chickpeas {VEGAN}…Eat.Live.Be. for a Better 2011!

  1. Do you think I could sub out the coconut milk for a different liquid? Otherwise, this soup sounds delicious! Happy Birthday week!!!

  2. Well, it’s my birthday week too! Happy birthday fellow pisces (although with the new rules we are now supposed to be aquarians..NO NO NO!)
    Your dish looks like the perfect cure for MORE SNOW… I can’t believe I just said that. I crave hot and spicy in this weather and boy, have I gone through a lot of peppers. I have seen millet around a lot lately and must try it.

  3. girlichef says:

    Oh my goodness…this sounds amazing. I’ve totally been craving curry lately, too! And LOL, you mean there are people who don’t think of food every waking hour? How curious. 😉 This looks awesome…enjoy this week leading up to your bday =) And thanks for sharing this post w/ the hearth and soul hop this week, Jo!

  4. Joanne, I hope you have a wonderful birthday. This is a great way to indulge yourself. African dishes with curry and coconut milk are delicious.

    Nisrine

  5. I love coconut and curry!! Wait, you only give yourself a birthday week? Girl, you need to come on over to the Food Hound world where you get a whole birthday MONTH! Promise!

  6. Greek yogurt, granola and carrot sticks are about as healthy as it gets around here. Your soup sounds just about right for a healthy lunch. Sigh if only I were home today and it were a long weekend.

  7. jenna laughs says:

    I love complex flavors like this… coconut, curry and spicy chilis. I have been craving soups like this lately. I think I want one more winter indulgence before Spring comes!

  8. Coconut Soup, now that is something i haven;t tried ever. I like pina colada’s and coconut cakes so I am sure I would like coconut soup? right? LOL! Looks delicious and the flavors are so inviting. I love soups with so many different layers.

  9. I give this 5 stars even before trying it.

    Healthy snacks – nuts, fruits, wholemeal bread…
    An approach I take is to avoid unhealthy stuff lying around. And if there are some, eg when I bake cookies, I make sure I eat everything so there’s none lying around:) But seriously, if there is nothing unhealthy lying around you can’t eat it.

  10. This soup sounds great. I have a similar recipe but do believe I like this one better.

  11. Sofia says:

    i am an inconsistently healthy snacker. i’m either eating fruit with peanut butter or overdosing on chocolate. balance, anyone? i guess that’s my shtick.

    the fact that i have 3/4 of the ingredients needed for this recipe already at home makes me very happy. an extra shake of curry and maybe another jalapeño and this just might be spicy enough to please my crazy palate. thanks for the recipe, and happy monday. 🙂

  12. Is it o.k. if I use “eye of the goat” beans–the one’s I got for Christmas? Maybe Santa knew you’d come up with this recipe?? It sounds delicious no matter what legume is added to the pot.

    Best,
    Bonnie

  13. Amy says:

    Doesn’t everyone daydream about food all day? 😀

    Back when I used to have a garden, I had cherry tomato plants every year. I would plop those suckers into my mouth like candy, they were so sweet…now, without a garden, I snack on trail mix (but always more than one handful), chips, Pretzel M&Ms – do I really need to go on? And is it any wonder why my pants are feeling snug? Sigh.

    Spinach, chickpeas, coconut milk, and curry. I’M IN. Those pictures…*drool*

  14. marla says:

    Joanne, this curry is gorgeous!! Must try it out as I love all these flavors. I just linked up my latest breakfast cookies as a healthy anytime snack! xo

  15. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, This sounds hearty and so delicious! I love every ingredient! Everything goes together so well. It must have been just so good. Blessings, Catherine

  16. April says:

    This looks delicious! Stopping by from the meatless Monday blog hop!

  17. Megan says:

    Joanne – yay for birthday week! Hope you have a great birthday…I am celebrating mine all week too (28th) Woohoo! This curry looks amazing, I love the additions of spinach, chickpeas, and of course a jalapeno pepper! I am linking up my new favorite snack (or lunch) – spring rolls!

  18. Megan says:

    I also linked back to here on my spring rolls post!

  19. Mari says:

    wow this soup has so much going on…it looks delish.

    Damn 14 miles????? you are a freaking rockstar

  20. Faith says:

    Oh wow. I’m writing my weekly grocery list right now and adding everything from the ingredients list that I don’t have…making this ASAP!

  21. Eden says:

    And this is why I will never go to medical school. Sleeping id my favorite hobby!

  22. Suman Singh says:

    This sounds delicious..A nice hearty soup for a cold February evening…thanks for the recipe!

  23. vanillasugar says:

    HA! that’s all I think about too is food. most of the day I think what should I eat for dinner, for lunch? What about breakfast tomorrow? And then say I need to eat more fruit because I ate way too many cookies. LOL
    you eat very well…I need to be more like you. One can hope right? Love the soup!!

  24. Eliana says:

    I’m right there with you on indulging for your birthday. Only for me it doesn’t last a week. I celebrate for the entire month! Let me help you celebrate with a Magnolia red velvet cupcake some time this week 🙂

  25. Tasha says:

    I don’t want to even talk about how the nut butters in my pantry have been taunting me lately. I seriously just want to go eat a spoonful every hour. A serving of this healthy and absolutely delicious sounding soup sounds like a much wiser idea than eating peanut butter all day.

  26. This looks so so good and I’m craving something super warm and spicy after the snow (SNOW?!) we got this morning. Happy early birthday, love! I’m sorry I won’t get to see you this weekend!!

  27. My idea of healthy snacks are fruits and nuts! Or a huge glass of water! 🙂

    ?
    Camila F.

  28. Holy moleeyyyyy this looks amazing! I have been craving curry as well – this is the ticket. I will make this at some point in the near future.

    Happy birthday week!! I hope it goes perfectly!

    And about what your roomie said – I totally understand. When studying dominates my life – I really just look forward to my next meal and maybe a workout. Sucks.

  29. Happy birthday a few days early! I figured I should say it now because even with my closest friends, I always forget. I spend weeks telling myself “don’t forget, don’t forget, don’t forget” and even write it on my calendar. But somehow, the day of, I always blank.
    The soup looks awesome–I completely concur with your decision to add more greens. Fabulous!

  30. Sarah S. says:

    I don’t need to read 100 reviews, I’m in! Millet was a brilliant choice for this.

  31. I love chick peas and they definitely need to be raw, not tinned! Currently I love snacking on cherry tomatoes and carrots, nuts and seeds are another all-time favourite of mine 🙂

  32. Juliana says:

    Joanne, this soup look so hearty…love the idea of coconut milk in it with curry…what a tasty soup 🙂 Have a great week ahead!

  33. Katerina says:

    First of all Happy Birthday to you my friend. I wish you many many years of joy and love and fine cooking. This soup is definitely a good way to start the birthday celebrations. I can smell the aroma of the curry by just watching it!

  34. Love the use of millet and chickpeas in them, sounds fabulous…

  35. Kristin says:

    Happy early birthday. This is one heck of a way to start celebrating. This looks not only delicious but hearty too. I love all things with coconut and curry in them so this is sure to be a winner for me.

  36. Ann says:

    Happy Birthday Week Joanne! 😉 And yes, by all means indulge, you deserve it. (Damn, and she still managed to make it healthy)

  37. Swathi says:

    This is my kind of soup, I would love to try them as it has chickpeas, greens and further more coconut milk. Looks awesome.

  38. Kellie says:

    This look phenomenal! I have two children from Ethiopia who love curries like this — AND I happen to have a can of coconut milk in the cupboard begging to be used in something. Can’t wait to try this!!

  39. About an hour ago, I pulled “The Best Ever Curry Cookbook” off my shelf and dusted it off! I am craving curry today and then come here to find your wonderful soup! This looks awesome my friend and I promise I will try this soon!

  40. elra says:

    Truly wonderful and vibrant dish. Healthy and delicious !

  41. Happy Birthday girl…This curried soup is gorgeous..I have to give it a try for sure..everything un there which I love..coconut,chickpeas and greens…yum!

  42. This looks amazing! Great pics. We’d love for you to share your recipe at dishfolio.com!

  43. Corina says:

    This is definitely my kind of dish. Looks delicious.

  44. Mary says:

    This sounds and looks ridiculous delicious!!!! Bookmarked!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xx
    Delightful Bitefuls

  45. That Girl says:

    You know my solution to wanting to eat? If I’m at home, it’s easy, I’m just too lazy to get up and go into the kitchen.

  46. Kim says:

    Your pictures of this soup are fantastic, so bright and colorful! I’m so glad that you posted this and wrote about the use of millet. This is the second time this week where I have seen someone use millet and with such rave reviews I’m ready to give it a go. This looks fantastic and flavorful. Love it!

    I hope you have a great birthday week. You have to celebrate a little everyday!

  47. Ben says:

    This is the third chickpea recipe I see today and they’re all linked to eating healthier food. I think the universe is trying to tell me I need to eat more garbanzos! I love the colors and flavors of your soup.

  48. Katy says:

    That looks terrific — I did something similar right when I was first starting Sugarlaws back in 2007! For snacks, I’m terrible — I always reach for something totally unhealthy and then regret it afterwards. But eating something like fruit always makes me hungry again in a few minutes! Sliced turkey is my total lifesaver, that’s the one that works best!

  49. OohLookBel says:

    This soup looks so much more delicious than my efforts for last night’s meal: pearl couscous with curry powder (erk!). The vege broth, garlic, chilli and tomato in your soup obviously adds to the flavour. Needless to say, I didn’t add any of these tasty things 🙁

  50. daphne says:

    that’s an united nations dish! African with indian taste 😉 love what u did with this soup-very fulfilling!

  51. Snacks; I love vitatops! They are the perfect snack and dessert for me. The triple chocolate ones rock, they are full of fiber and protein and they taste like a brownie. Not even a healthy brownie.

    Soup looks awesome, though I am pretty sure you could top cheesecake with chickpeas and I would like it. Well…

  52. tigerfish says:

    Lovely! This is soup which is a complete meal to me.

  53. Kimberley says:

    OMG girl! This soup sounds ridiculously good. I’m such a sucker for coconut milk in soups.

  54. Excellent! I have only recently fallen in love with African stews and such. Amazing flavors and spices, love em.
    So funny, I’m in the medical profession, it’s weird what you’ll crave during a case, when most people would be gagging in the corner. Oh well, it takes all types right?
    btw, I thought I signed up for this eat.live.be thing on fb. I don’t see my name on your list. What else should I do to get in the loop? I love the idea behind this but don’t know what to post exactly. 😉
    gwen

  55. Ada says:

    This recipe could not have come at a better time since A) I’m sick and crave nothing but soup and B)there is a huge canister of chickpeas sitting idle on my countertop that I desparetely need to use up.

    I’m so impressed by your running mileage, 14 miles is totally awesome! I hope you get to have a fun birthday and don’t need to study too much;)

  56. Jen_from_NJ says:

    Happy Birthday Week! Your soup looks just amazing – right up my alley!

  57. Pam says:

    Mmmm good…. this looks way better than my dinner.

  58. Jenn@slim-shoppin.com says:

    I just posted a snack I like to make. Microwave potato chips!

    Love the cloth you had under your soup – nice food plating Joanne!

  59. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh man this soup looks amazing! Healthy and FULL of flavor…yum!

  60. Miriam says:

    I havn’t had African food in a long time, not sure why. I’m printing this off to try it, looks great! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  61. aipi says:

    It has all the components which I like n use on a regular basis n more.. thanks a lot for sharing a recipe that combines them all in such a fabulous way.African cuisine is new to m so that is an added bonus 🙂

    US Masala

  62. sanjeeta kk says:

    The soup looks so very refreshing and healthy! Love all the veggies that go in it.

  63. janet says:

    Joanne, this looks incredible! I really like The Tropical Vegan Kitchen, too.. and adore how you included millet here!! 🙂

  64. This soup looks delicious! I always believe that millet deserve more attention, because it is both healthy and tasty! And I should get a copy of the book, too…

  65. Mary says:

    Your soup is so chock full of good things that it looks like a stew. It has wonderful color and I suspect the texture is great as well. It is a great way to start your birthday week. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  66. Little Inbox says:

    You always able to make up colorful dishes. I need to learn this.

  67. Marisa says:

    Awesome birthdate – exactly one day after our wedding anniversary. Good times.

    Great looking soup – love how it almost looks like a stew, so thick & chunky.

  68. knk says:

    i never had this soup
    looks different

    nice post

  69. Such fantastic flavors in this healthy and nutritious soup, love the millet here!

  70. This looks like so much like the food I ate when I was still a kid…the only difference could be that mine was prepared with rice.
    Very delicious and healthy!

  71. Happy early Birthday! and thanks to you the day looks brighter with this soup, a meal in itself, filled with sunny and vibrant colors of Africa!

  72. Eating healthy is not too difficult. It is the unhealthy snacking that is the problem. Somehow those junk foods are always so tasty.

    This soup sounds fabulous! It has a lot of ingredients I love in it.

  73. Peggy says:

    Yes, Birthday weeks must ALWAYS be celebrated. Sometimes I even go for the whole Birthday month approach. Love the soup and your adaptation with it! =)

  74. Meesh says:

    omg i want that now! it looks amazing. definitely having soup for lunch

  75. I’ve never been nocturnal, but do like it when I sleep less. Not a big fan of sleep.

    That soup looks so good … but I wonder about using a red curry instead?

  76. Shannon says:

    ummm, who can eat just half a larabar? not me! oops…

    this sounds amazing! i can’t wait to get back in my kitchen, just thinking about it is making me hungry 🙂

    ps- send me your snail mail address again, if you please!

  77. katerina says:

    This looks amazing, and great photos. I have only used millet once or twice and I admit I struggle finding ways to use it, great idea!

  78. Dawn says:

    Happy B-day Week!
    I am a huge snacker. I can’t believe I missed this week’s ELB. Dark chocolate and greek yogurt are my favs.
    This recipe looks great! I cooked up a big pot of curry lentil soup yesterday.

  79. theUngourmet says:

    Your photos look amazing! I could eat myself silly with this yummy soup! I’ve been feeling a bit resentful lately because I can’t eat things like this unless I go out to eat it or make a single serving. My family is darn picky! Maybe I’ll fly out to NY and steal your soup leftovers…if there are any. 😉

    Happy Birthday Week!

  80. Your recipes always look so incredibly gourmet. How does a medical student have time for it? I am so impressed! Keep up the great posts Joanne and thank you for stopping by my blog today! 🙂

  81. Christy says:

    Happy Birthday week Joanne!! I am giving you dispensation to eat whatever you want the day BEFORE so you can run that crazy distance the day AFTER! Your curry looks so awesome – I know I blog a lot of meat dishes but my love is soups like this! Thanks for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  82. This looks and sounds like a whole full fledged meal to me and i lovee it totally!
    Its jus what u need to have in the refrigerator when ur truly hungry and need to EAT:-)
    happy studying , dreaming and everything in between, i know food will be there too , aplenty!

  83. Sarah Caron says:

    Wow, that looks incredible. I have been really, really craving some kale lately … and this seems like the perfect recipe to have it in. YUM. I wonder how it would be if I traded the millet for quinoa.

  84. teresa says:

    oh wow, look at all of those crazy veggies, this looks incredible!

  85. Claudia says:

    Oh boy, this sounds soooo good, with all those spices, coconut milk and grains. I want some right now!

  86. Kristen says:

    That soup looks so vivid! You have been doing such a great job making beautiful healthy foods!

  87. Nadji says:

    Une soupe bien riche et pleine de saveurs.
    J’en mangerai bien une assiette.
    See soon.

  88. Lizzy says:

    I already have my menu plan for the week but you just convinced me to switch it around. That looks so amazing!!!

  89. jo jo! I think your friend and I must be related! It is so true I am much happier going to be at 4am and sleeping until noon! I have to make the transition as well but I do find if I sleep that way I am not hungry at all. I think adrenals is part of the issue when shifting and you tend to crave carbs to keep you awake. Best thing to do is keep a lot of cheese around! I made this great home made paneer cheese and it is awesome with any type of Indian sauces. All the best to you and your night owl room mate! Hugs! Alex

  90. You are a healthy lady! If what you crave is curry, and you come up with this soup during your birthday week, you have nice willpower. 🙂

  91. kellypea says:

    Reading this SO brings back memories of sitting in front of stacks of papers to be graded with eyes crossed and indulgent trips to the kitchen just to stay awake. And there was no running 16 miles the next day — ever. I’m swooning over the soup. Permanently. Is there a medical term for this particular condition? 😉

  92. Victoria says:

    First of all, happy birthday week 🙂 You know I love curry too, and this soup looks pretty awesome, and definitely healthier than most curries I’m used to eating, haha. I want to do a lot more Indian cooking in the near future, love it!

  93. wow great soup oh my hope your roommate doesn’t keep you awake at night

  94. i must really start using chickpeas again 🙂

  95. Lori says:

    Ha, ha! I was about on target with my distractions both in school and when I worked from home – 20 minutes and the snack cravings started…and restarted.

    This looks like one big bowl of delicious. I never seem to tire of curry or coconut milk and I’ve been on a serious chickpea kick lately. Happy B-day week!!

  96. Johanna GGG says:

    bookmarked! looks delicious – I don’t run marathons but I often find myself bulking up soups – I usually eat them as a main and if it can all go in one pot I am happy – especially making sure I get my protein which so many veg recipes just forget

    as for snacking, I love it – too much – but am snacking on grapes as I write – I snack best when there is fruit easily available

  97. Reeni says:

    Maybe your roommate should start blogging?! The curry looks incredible – so rich and warming! I’d love a big bowl to warm my frigid bones.

  98. Apparently I need to be cooking out of Tropical Vegan Kitchen more–this looks amazing! I bet it would be fun with quinoa too.

    Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. 😉

  99. 101 comments. How do you keep up this kind of readership and your med school. Incredible! This dish looks deadly. I am definitely making it.
    YUM!
    Valerie

  100. What an amazing looking dish! It’s also great that it is vegan AND curry; two things that put recipes into my ‘good’ books. I made your pumpkin and wildrice salad (with the ginger and honey dressing) and it was DELICIOUS. I loved it! No doubt I’ll love this too!

  101. Tracy says:

    This looks SO good. I love a good curry!

  102. Chris says:

    Happy belated Bday, Joanne!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I bet this pungent flavor packed soup would help clear up my rampaging allergies!

  103. Kerstin says:

    Such a lovely flavorful soup – it looks so filling too!

  104. I’ve bookmarked this so that I can try it soon. I’m not a fan of chickpeas (except in hummus) and I hope to change that with this soup!

    Cheers,
    Kim @ Incandescent Blue Flame

  105. Dana says:

    I’m late with this but happy birthday honey! My dad’s b-day is the 26th – a fellow Pisces. I hope you had a wonderful week. I absolutely LOVE the look of this soup. So many wonderful healthy and yet satisfying things in there. I once made an African stew for a friend who neglected to tell me she was allergic to peanuts. Fortunately she smelled the peanut butter in there before eating it.

  106. Anonymous says:

    Wormed my way to you from Stacey Snacks and I like what I see. Happy to know they’ll be a doctor out there somewhere in the future with some spot on ideas re: the struggle to eat healthfully & well. And for all the sensible stuff you seem like a nut, too, and I love that. This soupy stew’s talking my language, gonna make it. Hey Ms. Doctor Thing, what’s a girl to do about coconut oil for cooking? The latest news splash on the subject’s got me all confused. Your take?

  107. This soup sounds so yummy and I love how you added in lots of extra good stuff. I loooove Trader Joe’s trail mix.. the unhealthier ones though haha. Like I just got the monkey business one, and I like the one with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips mmm.

  108. This recipe rocks!!! I have shared it with everyone on facebook multiple times! I am addicted to it and have made it once a week for the past 3 weeks. It’s is a warm feel good dish packed with flavor!

  109. hunter says:

    I made this tonight. Very tasty and attractive. Yum!

  110. Anonymous says:

    I did not have jalapenos or tomatoes so I added can hot Rotel, pearl couscous, frozen spinach and a bit more curry powder; I will make this dish again & again, easy to make & very good. Looks like from all the comments this dish is a hit; thanks for sharing.

  111. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe, it is a new favorite in our house! I did not have millet on hand and have bombarded the family with quinoa here of late, so my grain substitute was amaranth (next time I’ll do half amaranth/half millet). We also added a lime’s worth of juice which really enhanced the flavor quite well. This soup has earned the distinction of a double batch recipe for us!

  112. Anonymous says:

    Amazing!!! I loved this recipe and it was so easy to make. I will be making this again.

  113. Barbara says:

    I made this tonight with a few substitutions. Barley in lieu of millet. Cayenne pepper in lieu of the jalepeno. I used about 3 tbsp of my curry powder and about 3 tbsp of orange blossom honey. I.T. W.A.S. D.E.L.I.S.H.!

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