I made two pots of soup yesterday. One for dinner and one for the freezer. The first soup went into the freezer not because it was the lesser soup but because the other one was too hard to resist.
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup of red lentils
2 small potatoes
Enough water or stock to cover.
Place all ingredients in a large pot, bring to the boil and cover.
Reduce heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender.
This serves about four people and freezes well.
Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup
The other soup which was a spicy broccoli. It must be good for you because it really is not very pretty to look at. I know I certainly would have turned my nose up at this when I was younger. Now I can see beyond the obvious and give everything a try before I decide if I like it or not.
500 grams broccoli, chopped
2 cups water or stock
2 small chillies
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
1 tbsp olive oil
Heat olive oil over a medium heat and add onion, chillies and garlic. Fry gently for a few minutes until the onion is softened.
Add the stock/water and bring to the boil.
Add the broccoli bring back to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the broccoli is tender.
(this is one ugly soup but it tastes great)