Ancient Nutrition Recipes

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Welcome to our collection of ancient nutrition recipes! In this article, we will take you on a journey through time and explore the culinary traditions of our ancestors. From ancient Greece to the Mayan civilization, we will discover the ingredients and cooking techniques that have been passed down for generations. Our goal is to inspire you to try new flavors and experiment with different cooking methods.

Greek Lentil Soup


  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add the carrots and celery, and cook until they begin to soften.
  4. Add the lentils, tomatoes, vegetable broth, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
  6. Remove the bay leaf and serve hot.
Nutrient Amount Per Serving
Calories 220
Protein 10g
Fat 6g
Carbohydrates 32g
Fiber 12g


  • Q: Can I use canned lentils instead of dried lentils?
  • A: Yes, you can use canned lentils, but the cooking time will be reduced.

  • Q: Can I use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth?
  • A: Yes, you can use chicken broth, but the recipe will no longer be vegetarian.

  • Q: Can I freeze the soup?
  • A: Yes, you can freeze the soup for up to 3 months.

  • Q: Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried herbs?
  • A: Yes, you can use fresh herbs, but you will need to use more than the recipe calls for.

  • Q: Can I add other vegetables?
  • A: Yes, you can add other vegetables, such as potatoes or bell peppers.

  • Q: Can I make this in a slow cooker?
  • A: Yes, you can make this in a slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours.

  • Q: Can I use red lentils instead of brown lentils?
  • A: Yes, you can use red lentils, but the texture will be different.

  • Q: Can I add meat to the soup?
  • A: Yes, you can add meat, such as chicken or sausage, for extra protein.

  • Q: Can I use canned tomatoes instead of fresh?
  • A: Yes, you can use canned tomatoes, but be sure to drain them first.

  • Q: Can I add pasta to the soup?
  • A: Yes, you can add pasta, such as macaroni or penne, for a heartier soup.


If you want to make the soup thicker, you can add a tablespoon of flour or cornstarch to the pot before adding the broth. Be sure to whisk the flour or cornstarch with a little bit of cold water first to prevent lumps.

You can also add a splash of vinegar or lemon juice to brighten the flavors of the soup.

To make the soup more filling, you can serve it with a slice of crusty bread or a small side salad.

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