This warming soup is a perfect postpartum recovery recipe; send this page to a friend or relative when they ask you what they can bring you! Flavorful and hearty, it gives you a ton of nutrients needed for recovery. It also makes an excellent soup for fueling your day while breastfeeding or in general.


• 1 yellow onion, chopped
• 1 cauliflower head
• 2 tsp. fennel seeds
• 1 cup. (190g) red lentils, dry
• 3 tbsp. yellow curry paste
* salt and pepper
* 2 tbsp. olive oil


Heat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

Separate the cauliflower head into small florets. Drizzle ¼ of the cauliflower with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and season with 1 teaspoon of the fennel seeds and salt and pepper. Place in a roasting dish and set aside.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pot, adding the chopped onion and the remaining 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds. Cook for 3-4 minutes until onion has softened. Add in the remaining cauliflower and lentils to the pan. Stir in the curry paste and add in 1 litre of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 25 minutes, until cauliflower is tender and lentils are cooked.

In the meantime, place the roasting dish with cauliflower into the oven and roast for 20 minutes, until browned.

Once soup is cooked blitz it with a hand blender until smooth and creamy. To serve, divide the soup between bowls and top with the roasted cauliflower.