I've started having a good sort out at home. Unbelievable just how much stuff we have :-( It's not all our fault though because we basically inherited a house full of stuff and then had to move the contents of my flat into it. Bursting at the seams comes to mind and I can just see some stuff ending up on Freecycle where you give things away for free. What a great invention that website is - if you haven't come across Freecycle before, why not have a look if there is one in your area?
Have a wonderful weekend!
Red Lentil Soup / Stew (serves 2)
1 tsp oil
100g red lentils
1/2 vegetable stock cube
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 small can of sweetcorn, drained
1/2 onion, chopped
1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp curry powder (or more, depending on taste)
a little salt & pepper to taste
- In a saucepan, heat 1 tsp oil and gently fry the onions and garlic until transparent.
- Add the lentils, curry powder, water, stock cube, tomato puree and bring to the boil.
- Turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until the lentils are soft.
- Add the sweetcorn kernels and heat through.
Serve with rice, roti bread or on its own and top with a dollop of plain yogurt.
Adjust the consistency by adding more water if you want this to be a soup rather than a stew.