Your hormones control more than just your mood. They can affect your weight, hunger, sleep – even where your fat is stored! So when they're thrown off balance, it can impact your health. Reset your hormones with this recipe from Dr. Natasha Turner, best-selling author of The Hormone Diet.
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup dry red lentils
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the sweet potato, onion, garlic and ginger and cook until vegetables are softened.
Stir in the curry powder, cinnamon and sea salt and cook for a few more minutes.
Add the lentils, vegetable stock and tomato paste and mix well. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat and then simmer covered for 30 minutes or until lentils are cooked. Remove from the heat and serve.
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