Making my batch of soup and loaf of bread for the beginning of the working week. The habit of taking with me sometimes slips, then I make the mistake of going without or just taking a piece of fruit. So back to it.
Amounts to your liking, but in moderation. I like this soup with finely chopped vegetables and to not puree it at the end so that it is gritty. But you can make it however you want.
Finely chopped and diced:
Half an onion – red or white
One chunky clove of garlic.
Three good-sized carrots, peeled.
One large red apple, keep the skin on
Half a large sweet potato, peeled!
Plenty of red lentils.
Vegetable stock with water
Ginger, black pepper, ground cumin, paprika
Tblsp olive oil
Put all the ingredients together in a large pan on the hob,lid on top. Bring to the boil then low simmer until lentils are soft and mushy.
Serve with homemade wholemeal bread or cool down and put in tubs in the fridge. Then it’s as simple as remembering to take a tub with you every day to work and you feel chuffed you made the effort!
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