Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Thrifty Soup

We don't like to eat big heavy meals every night of the week. Eating something a little lighter is not only good for the waistline but also for the bank balance.

Today I made a good old thrifty red lentil soup.

In a large pan with some olive oil, I lightly fried a couple of small chopped onions and a couple of chopped garlic cloves for around 5 minutes until lightly golden.

I then added a large chopped tomato, and a teaspoon of grated root ginger, this was cooked for a further 5 minutes, then I added 200g red lentils and 1200ml of vegetable stock and a squirt of tomato puree. This was brought to the boil and then simmered for 20 mins until the lentils had softened. Then I added some chopped parsley and blended the soup, then added seasoning  and a couple tablespoons of lemon juice, before returning to the heat to warm through again.

This was served with a slow cooker bread.

I tried one of the bread mixes from Approved Foods.

Good simple honest food.