lentil soup

hello again,

sorry i haven’t posted in a while, schools just gone back. i’m in yr 11 now! (in australia that the second last year of school).

tonight i made lentil soup for dinner. as is often the case with me, i am inspired by recipes; i don’t follow them directly. tonight’s dinner was inspired by a recipe from tasty yummiesi made quite a few changes to it so i decided to post my version of the recipe, rather than just linking you to her’s.

lentil soup

ingredients

  • 3 cups lentils (i used 2 cups red lentils and 1 cup green, but you can use any combination)
  • 2 tbs canola oil (or other oil)
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp chili flakes
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped finely or crushed
  • 2 carrots, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 zucchini, chopped into small pieces
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • salt and pepper, to taste

method

  1. pour lentils into a small bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover by about 5 cm. let soak for approximately 1 hour.
  2. heat oil in a large saucepan. add cumin, turmeric, chili flakes and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes. add more oil if necessary.
  3. add lentils (with whatever water there may be left in there) to saucepan. stir to coat lentils in spice mixture. add the 8 cups of water now.
  4. add carrot, zucchini, salt and pepper. cook for about 20 minutes on a medium high heat or until water has reduced. add tomatoes now and cook for about 5 more minutes.
  5. serve with toasted bread.

hope you enjoy!

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on ne vous dit rien – we don’t tell you anything

here’s another cute french phrase i found in a marie claire magazine. i think it’s an ad for a french equivalent of lite n easy.

si on vous dit que c’est bon, vous allez penser que c’est lourd

si on vous dit que c’est leger, vous allez croire que c’est pas bon

alors on ne vous dit rien. goutez. 

it means,

if we tell you that it’s good, you will think that it’s heavy

if tell you that it’s light, you will believe that it’s not good

so, we don’t tell you anything. taste.

ttyl ducklings,

josie

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