Soup Swap Sunday

Sunday, 25, May, 2014 3 , , , , Permalink 0

Now winter is fast approaching, I've been cooking a lot more warm, hearty soups. But, it doesn't matter how delicious the pumpkin soup or minestrone, eating it 3 days in a row is no fun. After a few weeks of this though, my freezer is stocked with a good variety of hearty winter meals. Problem is, I'd rather not have to wait to build up the selection. The solution? Soup Swap Sunday! Today I invited 4 friends over (also twenty-something working professionals often cooking for one) with the instruction to bring 4 freezer containers each filled with a delicious soup. Post swap, we would each walk away with 4 different soups to stock our freezer with for the wintery week ahead. ...

Wholesome Winter Warmer

Thursday, 8, May, 2014 4 , , , Permalink 1

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup I love an accidental culinary creation. This was one of those meals where I started out with a recipe but, improvised with so many ingredients, that it became my own. You will needĀ  1.5 cups red lentils 7 cupsĀ homemade chicken stock (or in a carton or water, whatever you have!) 1 - 2 carrots 1 - 2 sticks of celery 2 tablespoons minced ginger 1 tablespoon garlic 2 tablespoons of curry powder 2 tablespoons coconut oil 8 spring onions (keep some to serve) 1/4 cup raisins (keep some to serve) 1/3 cup tomato paste 1 can coconut milk handful of coriander natural chobani yoghurt to serve What to do with it? 1. Rinse the lentils and place them in a large saucepan with the stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and reduce to ...