Quick & Simple
Low dairy (yogurt and cheese though are okay in small amounts)
Good fats: (olive oil, coconut oil)
Little meat or non at all
Family approves (not difficult!)
Low on preservatives, or anything from Whole Foods Market's list of unacceptable ingredients
Local and or organic if possible (see inexpensive, or always a paradox)
Here it is, then:
Red Lentil Soup
7 Cups water
2.5 Cups red lentils, rinsed (or Masoor Dal)
1 large onion, chopped
2 to 4 TBL lemon juice
ground cumin (lots)
salt and pepper
Saute onions, add water and then lentils. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to med-low, partially cover, and simmer for 30 to 60 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, cumin, salt and pepper.I serve it with a little garlic powder mixed too.
Recipe from Raising Vegetarian Children.
It's pretty good for being so simple! I like the lemon juice, I haven't tried it with fresh lemons but I'm sure that would be so much better.