Yummy Mummy Lentil Soup
My mother is a wonderful cook. Growing up we always had a monthly meal plan stuck to the fridge. Having a menu not only saved time as we did not have to think “what shall I cook today” but it also helped with budgeting and shopping. Having a planed menu also helped us to stay healthier as we bought in the foods we needed for the week and left the junk at the supermarket.
As some of you know, I do struggle to stand for a long period of time and often feel dizzy and weak, so when it comes to meal times we usually make the food together as a family if I am well enough. What’s really great about this is that it helps me to manage a task I otherwise could not do on my own, teaches my hubby new skills (and I must say he is becoming a budding chef) and my daughter finds it really fun to help out in the kitchen.
So Sylvia, my husband and I cooked a tasty Lentil soup. We had most of the ingredients at home in stock which was great.
We opted not to add cream into the soup at the end for decoration as we wanted to keep the recipe as unprocessed as possible and as healthy as we could. Instead we grated celery on top of the soup!
Once the soup was cooked. Sylvia blended it up! Sylvia always enjoys using the blend stick, so of course the recipe was a fun one for her! She also enjoyed the soup which was a surprise as she can be one fussy eater at times. (We always supervise and make sure our daughter is safe when helping us out in the kitchen).
The soup was delicious and we had fun as a family cooking together.
salt and pepper
1/2 an onion
2 vegetable stock cubes
- Cook the onions with Olive oil in a pan until soft.
- Chop the stock cubes and add to the pan along with 200g of lentils and a tablespoon of tomato paste and chopped pepper.
- Season with Salt, pepper and sprinkle caynne pepper.
- Turn the heat on high, add 2Ltrs of water and bring to boil.
- Reduce heat and cook for further 30 minutes until the liquid has reduced significantly.
- Puree the soup.
The soup turned out delicious and was a very cheap meal to make on a budget.
What do you cook on a budget?