Snowflakes On Roses

January 2, 2012

From the tropics…to snowflakes!!

They only lasted about 2 minutes. But still, very exciting for this Southerner!

Can you see them!?


Warm + cool snack – hot tea with yogurt/granola, consumed right before a blustery friendship walk with my girl Faith!


Dinner tonight involved lots of lentils..


A sweet potato, carrots + celery, a can of coconut milk and spices…


Ginger Coconut Lentil Soup!


Find the recipe on my Recipage: Ginger Coconut Lentil Soup

Thick, blended, and packed with coconut and ginger flavor!


We top everything with greek yogurt in this house ; )


Ellen’s muffins on the side!


Have a cozy evening!



Ginger Coconut Lentil Soup

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1 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm

That soup looks absolutely delicious!!!


2 Lynn @ the actor's diet January 2, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Wow snow! It’s in the 80’s here in LA!!!


3 Catherine January 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Kath – thanks for taking the time to post so much while you were on vacation. I enjoyed living vicariously through you.

Also wanted to ask if other have had trouble using OpenSky. I’ve pretty much given up on the site — it is extremely glitchy and slow. Most often crashes my computer – both work and home, so I think it is the site. I have a running list of the things your recommend and I buy practically everything on-line, but I do not have the patience to deal with Open Sky.


4 KathEats January 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Oh dear, I’m sorry you’re having such trouble. I haven’t had any myself. Which browser are you using?


5 [email protected] January 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm

We got a few snowflakes today too! Is that your backyard? So beautiful.


6 Kiran @ January 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

That’s one bowl of comfort food — have a great night!!


7 Lindsey January 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

That soup looks amazing! I just added to my supper list :)


8 Eve January 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Welcome home! Your trip looked amazing, we just got back from a week long cruise which was incredibly relaxing as well. It’s amazing how rejuvenating vacation can be. Your soup looks delicious, I just bought lentils this weekend because I realized I don’t cook with them enough. They are so healthy and inexpensive.


9 Ashley @ coffee cake and cardio January 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

That soup looks awesome! I’m going o make that during my detox!


10 Catherine January 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I use Internet Explorer both at home and at work. I’m surprised that others have not complained – perhaps there was more traffic during the holidays and that is why I was having problems. I’ll try again.



11 KathEats January 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Hmm. I’m sorry – perhaps try again in a day?


12 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Snow is always exciting! Yum the soup looks fab 😀


13 Cait @ Beyond Bananas January 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

We haven’t had any seasonal snow. Just a big old snow storm in October! Bring on the snow though! I am back to work tomorrow and want some snow days! They are just as exciting for the teacher as it is for the student!


14 Becky @ Taste of Healthy Goodness January 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I get giddy over snow that falls at any rate, so I understand the excitement!


15 Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money January 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

We are the same way with Greek yogurt! It really does taste great on everything. Soup looks great.


16 kathleen @ the daily crumb January 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm

yum! this soup looks fantastic. i love lentils — and you taught me the greek yogurt on soup trick… one of my favorites!


17 Kathryn January 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Thanks for this recipe Kath. My son has food allergies and this is a nice allergy-free recipe.


18 Bee Goes Bananas January 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Everything looks so delicious! That’s so exciting that you guys got some snow today. Compare that to the snow we got today…

That’s Canada for ya!


19 KathEats January 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Wow! I hope that happens to us at least once!


20 Liz January 3, 2012 at 1:15 am

Ha! You can keep all the snow in Virginia then! I’m personally not a fan of snow & we get plenty here in Ohio (average annual snow of about 40″ where I’m at) 😉


21 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm

You are so creative with recipes. Send snow my way haha :)


22 kaila@ healthy helper blog! January 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I LOVE THICK SOUP LIKE THAT!!! OMG so delicious! Especially lentil!


23 sd January 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

hi kath – ive been following your blog for almost a year and love it! we just came back from jamaica last week. we stayed in ocho rios though…your pics are amazing! quick question – are your bowls from crate & barrel??? i love how big they are for soups and salads!


24 KathEats January 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

They are Pottery Barn Great White!

Hope you had as fun of a trip as we did :)


25 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot January 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Oh that looks so thick and warming!! Good for the yucky, windy weather we are having in WI at the moment….


26 Erin January 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I’m a KathEats Newbie! :-] Beautiful pictures. I feel like I’m eating with all my senses on this one!


27 KathEats January 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Welcome Erin!!!


28 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Enjoy your cozy evening and snow does not excite me. It sends me into a panic…after growing up in MN and then Chicago, if I never see another snowflake and only see palm trees for the rest of my life, I would be so very happy :)


29 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Mmmmm…your soup looks so comforting on such a blustery day! The combo of coconut and ginger with the lentils is making my mouth water!


30 Kim January 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm

ive been missing the cold weather! but i dont think richmond got any snowflakes today? cold walks are my favorite!


31 Maria January 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

That soup will be on our menu very soon! That little blue bowl is super cute!


32 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Doesn’t coconut just make everything taste better. I swear I could live off it, I love the young thai coconuts and the mature ones. I think I should have be born in the tropics.

Thanks for the recipe. It looks great.


33 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Greek Yogurt as a topping is quite simply THE BEST….. on everything!


34 Jen January 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Would you recommend the Caribbean as a good destination spot for someone who is not a swimmer – and has slight fears of getting in it without some way to breathe or not drown? :) Uh yeah, I said it. It seems so perfect but I’m aware the water is where most of the fun and “to-do’s” are.

Going to check out that recipe! Do you use full-fat coconut milk?


35 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

Well, maybe not as recommended as the mountains or plains, but I don’t think it would be a huge deal because you can stay on the beach. The water was pretty shallow. I might not recommend swimming in a pirate’s cave!

Yes, full-fat milk for this recipe


36 Leslie January 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Happy New Year! Welcome home,hope Matt’s transition back to the bakery was hassle free. I look forward to reading in 2012. Soup looks delicious! Thank you in advance for many good meal ideas to come this year. I like many others will be working on achieving new healthy living goals this year. Its comforting to know that your here everyday with sensible real world eating,exercise & healthy living ideas.


37 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm

mmmm I love lentils!!


38 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

There was a flurry my last day in IL before heading back to LA and I thought it was super exciting! It’s the little things. :)


39 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Everything is great with Greek yogurt (just had Coach’s oats with CHO plain greek yogurt, craisins, golden raisins #whatsfordinner) 😉


40 Khushboo January 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Love cosy Monday nights in :-)


41 TeenyLittleSuperChef January 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Hot damn this looks tasty! And the perfect type of soup for the gloomy weather we’re having out here in the great state of Oregon. Makes me wish I had gone on your recent trip to Jamaica. I’ve almost forgotten what the sun looks like anymore. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try. Thanks for the great idea, Kath! Glad to have you back and posting recipes again :)


42 Isabel January 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Random question- did you have to take organic chemistry and other science classes during your R.D. program? I’m thinking about going back to school for optometry but am scared about taking these difficult classes. Were they super super difficult?


43 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 9:43 am

Yes, I had to take 4 semesters of chemistry and it was definitely the hardest part of my curriculum and the most annoying. I discuss it all on my RD page here!


44 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine January 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Mmmmm greek yogurt = a gift from the gods. Zeus doesn’t kid around with his dairy products :)


45 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) January 2, 2012 at 11:12 pm

your soup looks delicious! I also made a soup with lentils tonight — so good!


46 Gloria @ A Year In My Life January 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

That soup looks amazing. I will definitely add the ingredients to my grocery list for the week, thanks for sharing!


47 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm

We saw our first snowflakes today as well and it was exciting! They didn’t last long or stick but it was beautiful.


48 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 3, 2012 at 12:10 am

Awww snow is so exciting, even just for a minute or 2! =)


49 Chelsea January 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

Ahh, soup! Everyone is making soups and stews right now. I made my own concoction as well, canned pumpkin, apple, carrots, onions, cinnamon, and half a spice rack. I like to make massive batches and freeze it so that i’m stocked up all winter.

Also, your rain pipe thinga-ma-bobber that looks like bells. Yeah, it’s amazing.


50 Roxanne January 3, 2012 at 3:33 am

Your soup looks amazing, we always have garam masala here because my stepfather was from India and we regularly ate Indian dishes.
I will be making this as soon as I get my lentils out of the high cupboard!


51 Lexie January 3, 2012 at 5:51 am

I’ve never seen a snowflake in my life! Can you tell me; do they look like the ones in movies, all intricate and symmetrical? The lentil soup looks gorgeous as well; I’m always at loss of what to do with lentils, they’re so bland sometimes when not cooked right. But with coconut milk, you can never go wrong, right? Do you make any other dishes with lentil besides curries? I’m always looking for more.


52 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

There are all kinds of snowflakes, but yes, they do look like the movies : )

Here are all my lentil recipes!


53 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 3, 2012 at 7:53 am

Soup sounds very tasty, then I like almost anything with lentils!


54 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

This soup recipe looks amazing – I love soups with a coconut milk base! I’m definitely bookmarking this to try. :)


55 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

It was snowing like crazy on my way to work today- but it was too late to delay or close school. Not fun to drive in!
I do love a snow day though (or at least a delay) and am hoping for a few later in the month (and next month!)


56 Molly @ RDexposed January 3, 2012 at 8:50 am

Lentils are the perfect winter ingredient!

Happy New Year!


57 Angel7 January 3, 2012 at 8:54 am

Soup sounds great for the cold winter days!


58 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 3, 2012 at 9:06 am

I eat lentils as often as I can as they are high in iron which is great for vegetarians!


59 Cait's Plate January 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

We had some flakes this morning and I was super excited! And I live in the Northeast! This mild winter has made it that any show of snow is super exciting! Not enough for a snowday unfortunately but oh well :(

I love, love, love lentils in any form!


60 Kavi @ Lab to Fab January 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Trying to add more protein into my diet — I’ll have to try this recipe!


61 Allison January 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm

A thick, pureed soup sounds perfect right about now! I started feeling under the weather yesterday and my symptoms got worse throughout the night- I think I have bronchitis [going to the doc later this afternoon] 😕


62 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf January 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I love lentil soup! I love your recipe idea, too. I’ve been getting tired of the same ol’ carrots, onions, and tomatoes. 😉


63 sally mae January 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm

This soup looks really good and super easy! Thanks for sharing!


64 Christine January 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I just printed your recipe, I can’t wait to try it! Do you add the lentils dry or do they need to be cooked prior to adding them? It looks like they go in dry but I just wanted to double check.


65 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Add em dry!


66 Julie January 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious! We went with the blended version. I also used white potatoes instead of sweet potato, as I had them already, and it was very good. The Siriacha hot sauce absolutely made this dish! I never would’ve thought to put that on it. The ginger flavor comes through and the whole house smelled wonderful. Thanks so much!


67 Carol February 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I looked at the recipe, through the post and through the comments… (linked here from your pregnancy announcement – Congrats!) because I HAD to figure out what the little red things on top were. Goji berries? Help!


68 KathEats February 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Ahhh carol, you’re torturing me making me look at that soup again!!

It’s sriracha hot sauce!


69 Carol February 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

LOL Sorry!!!! I just *had* to know! I’ll send some ginger candy your way 😉


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