What’s a Pulse? Powerfood for Cancer Survivors.

By Ellen Grimlie, LRD Jun 23, 2016


Did you know that 2016 is the “International Year of Pulses”? When I found this out, I signed up for the 10 week pulse pledge. This has led me to a new love for lentils. Pulses include all dry beans and peas as well as lentils. Pulse are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are very versatile and affordable. I am always looking for a great homemade veggie burger and I found that here. Be sure to give this one a try. It’s great and they freeze wonderfully. So, step out of your comfort zone and give these a try. Go to www.pulses.org for more great recipes.

Turkish Red Lentil and Bulgur Soup

  • 2 T. butter
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup red lentils
  • ½ cup bulgur
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 T. minced dill fronds
  • 1 ½ T. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt


  1. Melt butter in pot. Add scallions and cook 1 minute. Add the lentils and bulgur and heat for another minute.
  2. Add everything else and bring to a full simmer.
  3. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 40 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.