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Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

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This Sweet Potato and Lentil soup was surprisingly delicious to me. I am not a big sweet potato fan. My feelings for them are quite ambivalent. Nonetheless, I settled upon this recipe since I was not making the dish for myself.
Since moving in with a vegan, the Minimalist Baker has been my top source for many easy vegan meal ideas. This soup one-pot soup did not disappoint. Click here for the original recipe. I have to make a few alterations for the ingredients I did not have on hand, and to utilize the ones I did.

For example, I did not have cilantro or green beans. Instead, I used baby spinach and omitted the optional cilantro. The spices used in this soup give such warmth and depth: coriander, cinnamon, cumin, and pair wonderfully with the sweet potato. A little cayenne pepper for heat would be enjoyable as well, with this sweet potato and lentil soup.

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Cooking with Love

Often, I find myself making meals for people to help them feel better. In this instance, it was my roommate, who was down with a cold. My love of cooking is rooted in serving others. When my grandmother was teaching me to cook, it was usually during a big family meal. In my childhood, I must have grated 20 pounds of cheese and peel 60 pounds of potatoes.
At the time, I was resentful because I wanted to stir the food in the pots or flip something in the pan. Unbeknownst to me, those acts were the foundation on which I continued to build for years to come. When I think back on it, I realize I was her 11-year-old prep cook.

My grandmother died before she could see me cooking professionally. I took up her mantle of feeding people with love and caring in the form of food. She is part of the reason I started this blog. I have no children to pass the serving spoon to continue the tradition. Therefore, I pass down my passion to all of you.

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Tay M.

I’m the Tay behind Tay’s Bi-Polar Kitchen. I started this blog to share my kitchen and mental health wellness journey. I want to show people they are not alone in their struggles, combat the stigma associated with mental disorders, and be open and honest about their mental health. In my opinion, these three issues stand as barriers to seeking treatment. If this website inspires someone to move closer to mental health wellness for themselves or another, my work has been done.

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"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." - Kahlil Gibran

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