Tag Archives: soups

Lentil Soup

Soups are perfect during the freezing winter months. Soups are also warming and very healthy. This lentil soup is delicious and super quick to make.

Ingredients

1/2 white finely chopped white onion

1 garlic clove finely chopped

1 medium sized chopped carrot

1 medium sized chopped celery stick

7 chopped cherry tomatoes

1 cup of red split lentils

3 cups of water

1 heaped teaspoon of cumin

1 heaped teaspoon of organic ground turmeric

1 teaspoon of bouillon powder

Chili flakes

A generous amount of olive oil or coconut oil

Salt and pepper to your liking

Coriander

Start by sauteeing the onion and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes, then add the chopped carrot and celery and sauté for about 7 minutes, Then add the cumin, turmeric, bouillon, chilli  flakes and stir for a minute or two. Add the 1 cup of lentils, 3 cups of water and the cherry tomatoes. Let it cook for about 20 – 25  minutes on low to medium heat. The red split lentils cook fairly fast and there is no need to soak them over night. Season the soup to your liking and garnish with fresh coriander. Enjoy.

 

 

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Zucchini soup with Mozzarella and Pine Kernels

I love soups. They are so easy to make and you can really throw in whatever vegetables you like. This is a simple and delicious healthy soup. I do not eat a lot of dairy but will occasionally have some goats cheese.

Ingredients:

Serves 2

3 medium sized courgettes

2-3 garlic cloves ( I love garlic so always use loads)

1/4 teaspoon of spicy cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon of bouillon powder

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

8 balls or small pieces of goat milk mozzarella cheese

2 teaspoons of pine kernels

himalayan salt and pepper to season

Start by chopping the garlic  and slicing the courgettes into thin slices and place in a pan with two big tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and the cayenne pepper. Sautee’ for 5 minutes adding salt and pepper. Then transfer everything into a saucepan and add some water depending on how you like your soup. I like mine quite thick so I added little. Add the bouillon and let boiil for 15 minutes. Blend using a hand blender and serve putting 4 mozzarella balls in each bowl and sprinkle with pine kernels. Enjoy!