Dr. Fuhrman's Red Lentil Chili Soup

Dr. Fuhrman is a vegetarian and his recipes are famous worldwide. The original recipe was written by Maria Mitchell and this article is based on my edits and changes to increase both taste and texture. See what you think?

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 30 -45 min.

Red Lentil Chili Soup


* 2 Potatoes, peeled, chopped into lg. pieces
* 1 Onion, peeled, chopped lg. pieces
* 5 Carrots, peeled , chopped into chunks
* 1 red Pepper, med., seeded and chopped
* 1 green Pepper, med. seeded and chopped
* 1 cup Red Lentils, rinsed
* 1 cup Organic Baby Spinach
* 1 green pepper (hot), chopped
* 1 teaspoon of coriander, dry

* 1/2 teaspoon of curry
* Salt and pepper to taste


Cook Lentils in a large sauce pan with 3 cups of water.  Stirring occasionally, cook until soft and done. 
Set aside. (This should be less than 20 min.)

While the lentils are cooking, in a separate large pot, add in the potatoes, onion, hot pepper, carrots and coriander powder. Cover with water and bring to boil. Simmer until almost tender, approximately 10-15 min.

Add in the red and green peppers and cook an additional 5-8 min. until peppers are soft, and vegetables are cooked. Let cool a little while. Add spinach and stir.

Add in the lentils and season with salt and pepper and curry seasoning.

Note:  The original recipe suggested:  Puree all the vegetables(not the lentils) in some of the cooking liquid in batches in a food processor. Add as much cooking liquid to form a soup. Add the puree to the Lentils which have been cooked, draining some of the lentil water if needed. Add chili powder and MatoZest. Stir and reheat.


Biggest Loser Recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Dreamers

I have adapted this Biggest Loser Famous Recipe, Chocolate Raspberry Dreamers to fit my needs.  I do not like cottage cheese and I cannot imagine how anyone could.  In my estimation, you can take healthy raw goat yogurt or cow's yogurt if you must, drain off most of the whey and use it in place of the cottage cheese.  It is much tastier and still healthy.

The ideal with all Biggest Loser Recipes is to reduce the calories, but yet have tons of flavor.  This recipe has no sugar and no fat.

Check out the original recipe.


1 cup all-natural fat-free cottage cheese
3 tablespoons 100% fruit raspberry spread
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
4 cups fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons natural 70% cocoa mini dark chocolate chunks


Place the yogurt or cottage cheese in the blender along with the fruit spread and the cocoa.  Blend on high speed until smooth. Scrape down the blender to make sure everything is evenly mixed.  Place the cocoa mixture in a glass bowl and seal.  Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Divide the raspberries evenly among 4 desert glasses.  Spoon the cocoa mixture over the raspberries and then top with 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate chunks. 

Each serving has 179 calories.

Adapted from "The Biggest Loser Quick & Easy Cookbook", by Chef Devin Alexander and The Biggest Loser Experts and Cast,