This past Saturday, my mom promised me at least four times that the soup she served that night would soon make an appearance on this blog. I ignored her but naturally proceeded to wake up on Monday with a headache and sore throat. When I hadn’t improved the next day, I thought I should eat something more nourishing than pasta (read: macaroni and cheese) for dinner, so I texted her for the recipe and here we are. Also, I was confused to discover when I unpacked my groceries that in my feverish haze, I’d bought a variety of tea that supports healthy lactation instead of whatever I intended to. So there’s that.
This soup is simple, healthy (lentils have plenty of fiber and protein but no fat), and soothing – perfect for the chilly, rainy spring we’ve had so far.