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Turmeric Veggie Soup

We ended up having the day off because of the snow, so I could have made something that took a bit longer, but who wants to do that? Plus keeping it simple means fewer dishes to clean before we head out for the weekend. #InstantPot to the rescue!

turmeric soup

Slightly Modified TastyThin | Serves: 10 cups, 5 bowls | Time: ~30 min


4 cups cubed butternut #squash

1.5 cups #carrots, peeled and cut into chunks

1 medium #sweetpotato, peeled and cut into chunks

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tsp ginger

2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp curry powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp salt

3 1/2 cups veggie broth (we always do homemade)

1 14 oz. can full fat coconut milk

Chopped cilantro, for garnish

1 cup cooked #lentils, spiced with ginger and red pepper flakes, for garnish

turmeric soup


Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot and stir well.  Lock lid and for cook on Manual setting for 20 minutes. While the soup is cooking prep the lentils according to the package.

When cycle is complete, allow for slow release or do quick release of pressure.  Puree soup with an immersion blender (or transfer to a blender and hit high) and serve.

What I ate and drank today

6 glasses of water

2 cups of coffee

1 cup of strawberry life cereal with cashew milk

1/2 peanut butter and Thai curry sauce

6 tortilla chips with salsa

1/4 cup trail mix

Vodka soda

Turmeric soup


Very few steps because it's snowing!

~15 minutes of strength training (core and arms)

What I ate and drank today (2/18/2019)

6 glasses of water

2 cups of decaf

1 bowl of split pea soup with a piece of bread

1 tomato sandwich

1/2 cup of coffee

1 spinach salad with red peppers, olives, etc

Some spinach and onion dip



~10 minutes of strength training (arms)

14,000+ steps or ~6.25 miles of walking

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