Red Lentil and Coconut Milk Soup
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger, and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion starts to soften - this will take about 5 minutes. Stir in the turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne, 1 teaspoon of salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes, and then add the sweet potato and cook for another minute.
Add the can of coconut milk stir with a wooden spoon, making sure to scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the lentils, the full can of tomatoes, 4 cups of water, and a 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Bring this mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer. Cook for 20 - 25 minutes until the lentils are soft, stirring occasionally.
For serving, add chopped cilantro and lime wedges.
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