Friday, 16 October 2015

Cool weather needs soup!

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We have finally given up on cold lunches, now that the sunshine seems to have disappeared, and started having soup. First on the menu was this, made up and added to as needed. Here is what I began with:
The onion was diced and fried in 2 tablespoons of the oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes. The finely sliced carrots and garlic clove were added along with the spice which was 1/4 tsp of hot paprika and 1 tsp of mild or normal. Not on the picture but added here was 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds.

In the jar are about 4 slices of sun dried tomatoes, which were diced and added along with both tins of tomatoes and 1 tin of water. All was brought to the boil, lid on and simmered for 45 minutes. Then 1 cup of the lentils were added, and the soup cooked for a further 25 minutes.

After checking the lentils were done, both stock cubes were added (I used beef but you can use what you like) as well as 1 tablespoon of tomato puree. The whole pan of soup was liquidized using a stick blender before being served up and adding S & P to taste:
We had enough for another bowlful each the next day. Have a lovely weekend everyone!




9 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious. You're right, it is soup weather now, it's got decidedly cooler.

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  2. It is very cold today, I love any kind of soup, cheap, warming and low fat, perfect x

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  3. Ooh I do love a good soup. I had carrot and lentil soup after our walk yesterday. X

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  4. Carrot, lentil and tomato soup is our top favourite soup and therefore made more often than any other variety. We too always make enough to do two or three days and then just heat the leftovers up in the microwave. Yum!

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  5. Sounds very warming DC. I read the other day that we maybe in for a very cold early winter this year. I wonder......heard it all before but who knows. Have a good weekend P x

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    1. Same to you, hope you are well?

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  6. That is a glorious colour, I love thick warming soups on these cold days, even making it gets you nice and warm.

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