When I lived in Canada many moons ago, I would chuckle at my co-workers when they’d descend on flavorless cabbage soup diets to get in shape for the summer. I was 20-something with a strong metabolism and a deeply curious palate, where every meal was an act of discovery and adventure. Those were not the days of cabbage soup for me, nor calorie counting.
Things have changed. It’s been a tough couple of years for all of us, with an unrelenting pandemic that has not only filled us with anxiety but isolated many of us. This has led to tacking a few extra pounds onto our waistlines, and I can attest to this. So, I decided to try my version of the diet cabbage soup by using a very light lentil base, a variety of local vegetables and aromatic spices.