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Serves 4


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 brown onion, diced
pinch chilli powder or chilli flakes (to taste)
1 carrot, diced
1x 400g tin diced organic tomatoes or 1.5 cups tomato passata
3 cups cooked organic brown or black lentils
1.5 cups cooked kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped jalapenos
250ml vegetable stock
Salt and black pepper

To serve: avocado or guacamole, fresh lime wedges, fresh coriander and roasted sweet potato wedges.



1. Place olive oil in a large saucepan or casserole dish on medium heat, add spices and cook 30-60 seconds or until fragrant.

2. Add the brown onion and carrot and cook 4-5 minutes, until soft then add the tomatoes, lentils and kidney beans.

3. Saute 3-4 minutes, add jalapeños and pour in vegetable stock, bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to simmer for 30 minutes.

4. Serve with sweet potato wedges, avocado, fresh lime and coriander sprigs.


Jacqueline’s website, The Brown Paper Bag Nutrition, is loaded with healthy, wholefood recipes with a focus on plant-based eating as well as fabulous health, nutrition, and lifestyle advice.


About The Author

Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline Alwill is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, author and presenter. She is dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing and happiness of all individuals.
Jacqueline has established herself as a leading Australian nutritionist, author, presenter, director of wholefoods catering company, Brown Paper Kitchen and in 2018 she successfully launched an online meal delivery service, Brown Paper Eats.
Jacqueline’s philosophy in health lays the foundations for the experience clients and the community have in her practice, workshops and the food they cook and taste. “At the heart of Brown Paper Nutrition is sharing good health with those around you. Giving people an experience in nutrition, health and wellbeing that makes them feel empowered to start and continue a journey to optimal health”.