Beauty / Health

Plant-powered healing

Eating a plant-based diet rich in superfoods, fruit, vegetables, legumes nuts and whole grains like Soulara’s healing turmeric and farro soup provides a multitude of health benefits. Turmeric is known to potentially reduce the risk of cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, and combat inflammatory diseases. It also contains powerful healing properties such as anti-inflammatory compounds which result in great healing abilities for skin and acne.

Farro is a hearty grain with an excellent source of protein, fibre and nutrients – a healthier alternative to white rice or other refined grains – and great for immunity and cardiovascular health.

Healing turmeric and farro soup

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup grated sweet potato
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon of sesame paste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup coconut milk or cream
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cumin (optional)
5 cups vegetable broth or stock of your choice
1/2 cup farro
1/2 cup green or brown lentils
1 cup chopped kale, stems removed
Almond slivers
Salt

Method

Heat the oil in a medium sized pot over medium/high heat. Add the grated sweet potato and cook for 1-minutes. Add the salt, pepper, turmeric and cook for 2-3 more minutes. You should start to smell the spices toasting

Stir in the broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling add the farro and lentils and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes or until lentils and farro are cooked through. Add sesame paste and coconut milk to soup.

In the last couple of minutes of the soup cooking, add the chopped kale and stir until wilted. Serve immediately and top with the almond flakes. Season to taste and enjoy.

Soulara is the only dedicated plant-powered meal delivery service in Australia, with a menu of dishes that are not only delicious, but also healthy, fresh, varied and affordable.