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Carrot and lentil soup spicy soup

Hi everyone,

This is what I made for tonight as carrots are in season and I fancied a nice hearty soup.

I cooked some baby carrots with a diced onion at the same time I cooked some red lentils and a little quinoa and then when it was all cooked I let it cool before blending it and adding cayenne pepper cumin coriander a pinch of salt back pepper yeast extract and some soy single cream and brought to back to the boil very gently.

I put a little fresh chopped parsley on top with some little chunks of potato diced in its skin sautéed in a little olive oil. This is instead of croutons and I really like crispy potatoes so a great alternative thats also quick and easy.

October is definitely soup weather here in the UK and this was nice and warming and I've enough left for another day.

Eat well and be well folks.

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Yummy, one of our favourites! x

in reply to kitchengardener2

Thanks Alice and I can see why it’s a favourite of yours. 😊

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Hi Hidden,

Your soup sounds and looks really wonderful. I like having any soup that has baby carrots added to them. It always adds an extra flavor to the soups. :-)

in reply to Activity2004

Thanks Leah and you’re right baby carrots add lots of flavour and such a warm colour. 😊

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to

That's right! Baby carrots add lots of flavor and a nice warm color to any soup. :-)

The soup looks really good, and what a great idea to use crispy potatoes instead of croutons. I might just try that next time, thank you. Today I ate veggie haggis with mashed potatoes and cabbage and gravy today, a warming meal for a cold day 😊

in reply to HungryHufflepuff

Thank you HungryHufflepuff sometimes I lightly sauté chick peas instead of croutons and that’s works really well.

Your veggie haggis sounds wonderful to me especially with cabbage and mash with gravy, perfect for keeping the cold out. 😊

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HungryHufflepuff in reply to

The chickpeas are a great idea too, thank you 😋

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That looks delicious Jerry, the sauteed potatos make the perfect touch

in reply to Kitten-whiskers

Awe thanks Debs I love crispy sautéed potatoes too. 😊

Oh, that looks great! We’ve had a great ham chowder yesterday, also with guests… eating with guests that is, they didn’t go into the chowder. 😉

in reply to CBDB

Hey thanks CBDB your ham chowder sounds a really good meal to have with friends and I’m sure that you all enjoyed it as Ham is full of flavour and chowder is an extra thick soup. So perfect for the time of year. 😊

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Definitely. We use a slow cooker for the chowder, and the gorgeous smell just fills the house for the day! 🤤😋🍲

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Hi Hidden

Your soup looks very hearty and I bet it was delicious.

Zest :-)

in reply to Zest

Hi Zest thank you I enjoyed it. 😊

That sounds wonderful!

in reply to Maxy6

Hey thanks Maxy6 😊

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